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Rory Staunton honored

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:56 am, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

On Monday the city named a Jackson Heights park on 78th Street between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue after Rory Staunton, a 12-year-old boy who tragically died from sepsis he contracted after sustaining a cut while playing basketball in April 2012.

The half-acre recreation area, named “Rory Staunton Field,” is adjacent to his school, The Garden School.

Shown are Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, left, city Parks Commissioner Veronica White, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Rory’s father, Ciaran Staunton, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens), Rory’s sister, Kathleen Staunton, his mother, Orlaith Staunton and Borough President Helen Marshall.

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