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Missing ashes returned to family

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Two missing pendants containing the ashes of a family member were found, a family said. (Beauregard photo) Two missing pendants containing the ashes of a family member were found, a family said. (Beauregard photo)
Roger 'Rusty' Barton passed away around Thanksgiving.  (Beauregard photo) Roger 'Rusty' Barton passed away around Thanksgiving. (Beauregard photo)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Pendants containing the ashes of a lost brother have been found, according to a sister.

Melissa Beauregard of Torrington said Monday that the pendants, which were lost by the U.S. Postal Service, were back with her sister in Pittsburgh.

Beauregard said her sister will deliver them by hand when she comes to Connecticut for Roger "Rusty" Barton Jr.'s memorial in May.

The 50-year-old suffered a heart attack around Thanksgiving. To remember Rusty, his three sisters put his ashes into three pendants.

A family member sent two of them through the mail, but the package never made it. Beauregard and her other sister, Allison Bianco, said they were left wondering what happened.

The Postal Service said it found one pendant in Atlanta last month, but the other was still missing. It said that while the box was in transit, it was damaged and the top became loose. It said its officials were working to find the missing necklace.

The sisters said each necklace cost about $175.

While the pendants were accounted finally for, Beauregard said the rest of what was in the package was still missing.

She said the box also contained T-shirts and Christmas gifts.

However, she said the pendants were the items that were irreplaceable.

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