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10-Year-Old Girl Killed In Springfield Rampage Died Protecting Her Family: Obit
Aubrianna Lynn Serra loved princesses, dancing, and gymnastics, but more than anything, she loved her family. The 10-year-old died trying to protect them when a gunman entered her grandmother's Springfield home last week, her obituary said.
Aubrianna Lynn was shot on Aug. 14, along with her 12-year-old sister and grandmother, Kim Fairbanks, at a home at 174 Berkshire Ave., Springfield police said. Their upstairs neighbor Victor Nieves pulled the trigger before killing himself, police said.
Aubrianna Lynn died three days after at Boston Children's Hospital after days i…
Mass Mom Of 3 Dies, Community Helps Fulfill Her Final Wish
A fundraiser for a Norfolk County mother of three who died of cancer this week has surpassed its $5,000 goal in less than a day.
Gina Findlay, a Braintree mother of three, died on Wednesday, July 26 of melanoma, leaving behind her three children: Marissa, Michael, and Jordan, according to a GoFundMe created to raise money for her funeral arrangements.
Findlay, who said she was a "daddy's girl" on her Facebook page, wanted to be buried next to her father, who died in 2018.
Friends say Findlay declined rapidly before her death, and her family did not have time to make …
Submersible Implosion: Titanic Expert From Region Leaves Behind Wife, 4 Children
A day after the tragic news that a former Connecticut resident was one of five men who died when a submersible imploded near the Titanic wreckage, his stepson is recalling what a "kind" man he was.
Paul Henry Nargeolet, age 77, of New York City, lived in Litchfield County, in the town of Kent, for nearly a decade, as he took 37 trips to the doomed wreckage on salvage operations, including a couple in the Oceangate Titan.
During an interview with WCBS Channel 2 in New York, John Paschall said besides himself, Nargeolet leaves behind a wife and three children.
"He's the type of per…
'A Quiet, Gentle Soul': Community Mourns Loss Of Central Mass Man, 25, After Crash
Loved ones of Jake Brisbois, the 25-year-old who was killed in a crash on Monday, June 19, in Lancaster, said he was a stalwart friend, a hard worker, and a caring soul.
Brisbois, of Princeton, was hit by a tractor-trailer on I-190 around 1:30 a.m., police said.
The Wachusett Regional High School graduate worked as a team leader at Walmart, his obituary said.
Jacob was a quiet and gentle soul often being referred to as a “gentle giant” by his family. An enthusiast for anything with a motor and two wheels, he loved to ride his motorcycles and dirtbikes. He had a pass…
Beloved Western Mass Educator Dies Days After Car Crash; Parents Seriously Wounded
Donna Woodcock, a former Greenfield teacher, principal, and coach, died this week after being critically wounded in a car crash on Friday, May 5. Her parents, who were in the car with her, are still recovering from their injuries at Baystate Medical Center.
Woodcock crashed on Mohawk Trail in Shelburne near Dragon Hill Road around 6 p.m. Paramedics rushed her and her parents (Courtney Woodcock, 92, and Barbara Woodcock, 87) to Baystate Medical Center, where she later died, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said on Thursday. She turned 65 on the day of the crash.
Victim Of Texas Mass Shooting Was UMass Amherst Grad, Died Along With Wife and 3-Year-Old Son
A family of four was visiting an outlet mall in North Texas when a gunman tore their family apart, killing a mother, father, and son.
A gunman killed eight people on Saturday, May 6, one of whom was identified by the Allen, Texas Police Department as Kyu Song Cho, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate.
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of our UMass Amherst alumnus Kyu Cho, his wife, and their three-year-old son in the Texas mall shooting," said UMass Amherst representative Ed Blaguszewski.
Kyu graduated in 2007 with a degree in political science. &…