Edgewood Cemetery caretaker Jeff Snow led the way to the Rolfe family plot, not a far walk down a snow-covered path just beyond the cemetery office building.
"Oh look, there are still a few flowers left here," said Snow, bending to lift a small wilted bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums from the fresh snow. "She's right about here," he said, brushing the snow away from the ground, where the flowers had been, to indicate where the urn containing Judith Rolfe's ashes was buried.
On Jan. 25 a representative from Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements, stood at the Rolfe family gravestone for the small, brief burial, along with a few cousins from Judith Rolfe's mother's side of the family, said Snow.
There has been no obituary published, no public memorial for Rolfe, 66, shopkeeper of one of the city's more unusual shops, McDonalds Kitchenware. Rolfe was found dead Jan. 19 inside her Belmont Street home, allegedly killed by her brother, Duane Rolfe, 65, who is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
On Wednesday, Harry Derderian, husband of Judith Rolfe's cousin, Susan Derderian, said they had only just learned that the burial had already taken place.
"We heard the other side of the family took over everything. We didn't know she was buried – we weren't there," said Derderian.
Susan Derderian's father, Merton Rolfe, and Judith Rolfe's father, Leonard, were brothers, said Harry Derderian.
Other than a small bouquet of fresh-cut flowers left at the doorstep of the shop run by Judith and Duane Rolfe by Nashua resident Kathy Peterson, there has been no public memorial.
The flowers placed by Peterson only lasted a day before they disappeared.
"Other than the fact that she's been buried, I really can't tell you much more," said Snow, bending to scoop a few more wilted blooms from the base of the headstone, including a single red rose. "I just don't know."