I'm willing to think that Dresser Queen may have some socialization issues (I wonder if she might possibly have Asperger's Syndrome or some other syndrome which causes her to have difficulty understanding emotions and social cues).
But still, this woman is old enough to be a mother and to live alone. She should have learned by now that YOU DON'T OPEN PEOPLE'S PACKAGES and you say "I'm sorry" when you break something. She had absolutely no right to open that package. Let's say she wanted to find out if she broke it; so what? She clearly had no intention of trying to fix it or make the situation right by apologizing and offering to replace it. Since she planned to do nothing if she did break it, she had no right to check to see if it were broken. I think she was just being nosy, not well-intentioned.
There's a clear pattern of her being nosy and judgmental (why do they leave early in the morning? Why do they drive their cars in the morning? Why do they bake bread? Why do they grow tomatoes? Why do they need their parking spot?).
I'm willing to think that this woman may have a mental illness (she sounds paranoid, accusing people of stealing her papers and also bringing up more than once her fear that food will be unsafe) or a condition such as Asperger's. But how much slack does Marina have to cut her? Not $400 worth of beautiful art glass menorah, in my personal opinion.
That menorah was truly lovely, and I'm sorry this awful neighbor broke it. I wouldn't recommend personally taking her to small claims court because then you'd have to deal with her, and also it would be problematic collecting from her, no doubt (I doubt she'd write a check willingly). You'd also probably have to take off time from work. Small claims court can be a wonderful thing, but is missing work and dealing with the Dresser Queen worth the possibility you might (stress on the MIGHT) get some money from her? I would personally complain to the HOA (they may need to keep a file on Dresser Queen) and make a sign for my door instructing delivery companies to NOT leave anything with the neighbors.