Reviled and Maligned

Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., found himself thrust into the national spotlight in the spring of 2013 amid a damning controversy. With implications that still linger to this day, Stefan and his team faced the question of where to draw the line on who deserves a burial. EVERYTHING IS STORIES explores the morality behind such decision-making and how one man—during a time of universal anger, fear and sadness—stood up for what he thought was right.

Produced by: Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray

Additional Production: Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, and Daniel Berger

Director: Daniel Navetta

Director of Photography: Tyler Haft