PRESTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Felecia Rodnick still mourns the loss of her father who passed away in July 2015.
“Everybody who met my father loved my father,” says Rodnick.
“I actually almost thought gosh what could have happened here,” says Rodnick. “It’s not like they could have dug them up.”
“He was put on the wrong side from the beginning so we figured there was a pot of gold underneath his vault there so we kind of dug it up to see if we could find that pot of gold but there was none and stuck him on the other side next to your mom.”
She says the person who places the veterans markers noticed the mistake and notified the cemetery.
“In my mind now I don’t have that closure I don’t have it for me and I don’t have it for my father,” says Rodnick.
We called the cemetery looking for answers and left a voicemail asking why she wasn’t notified and asking if permits were pulled to make the move.
She is speaking out because she doesn’t want this to happen to any other family.
“I think he was very very disrespected as a human being as a veteran and I think I was as well,” says Rodnick.
News 8 contacted the Connecticut Department of Public Health which regulates funeral services and we found out no one can open up a grave for disinterment without a permit and without the consent of family members.