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Braving rain, and shame, to share stories of abuse

Participants lit candles in honor of victims of domestic abuse at the Oct. 2 Community Vigil in Cornwall, hosted by Women’s Support Services. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

CORNWALL — Like tears from above, the gentle patter of raindrops punctuated the silence as the names of 15 victims of domestic violence were read. The youngest was 21, the oldest 83. They were mothers and daughters. Fathers and sons. Friends and neighbors. They lived in big cities and small towns across Connecticut. And they were all killed at the hands of their partners.

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