0.6 min readBy Published On: January 14th, 2014Categories: News3 Comments on Rebuild the bench

Help out a great Southie family

A fourteen year-old South Boston youth apparently took a joy ride on Saturday night and then crashed a white SUV on M Street Beach around 9:30pm.  Before the car “rolled over” it destroyed a very special memorial bench for Sharlene Feeney Grealy.

Sharlene was a lifelong resident of South Boston and a mother of three who passed away from melanoma in 2003. 

According to CBSlocal.com, Sharlene’s oldest daughter Deirdre set up a page on Sharingcounts.com to help raise money to replace the bench.  As of Tuesday, the site has raised over $2500. 

If you would like to make a donation, you can visit http://tinyurl.com/m8gbsfg.



  1. AR January 14, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Great to hear that people are stepping up to help, but why is the joyriding kid not responsible for replacing the bench?

  2. autumn1023 January 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    ok this kid is only 14, and probably has no income, unless he is getting an allowance, I feel if he is out joy riding, and not at home, his parents should be held responsible for paying for a new bench. They should be held accountable for his actions…. and hopefully the parents will punish him, and not by letting him get on the computer, i pad, video games etc…. he should have to know he did wrong and there is a price to pay for it.


  3. Anonymous January 17, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Excellent question! 

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