Thursday, July 9, 2009

Memorial tree planted to honor slain victim of domestic violence; Honesdale, PA

Tree planted for Lisa... & all victims of domestic violence - Honesdale, PA - Wayne Independent
By Peter Becker
Wayne Independent
Wed Jul 08, 2009, 05:19 PM EDT

Honesdale, Pa. -
The weather cooperated at the dedication of a memorial tree, Tuesday evening, with a brief downpour. As someone in the crowd said who gathered to remember Lisa A. Cronin, the rain drops were “tears.”
Lisa worked as a waitress at Trackside Grill in downtown Honesdale, when she was murdered at her home, July 7, 2007- by her husband. On the second anniversary of her death, her boss and owner of the Trackside, Jeffrey Hiller, arranged the planting of a tree in her honor.
Lisa, who was 42, worked at the same location when it was Maple City Restaurant and started with Hiller when Trackside Grill opened in April 2007. Hiller recalled that she had a “kind and giving heart though she suffered more than most of us.” She left behind five children. She was also a social worker at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

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