WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - Final preparations are being made in Wilbraham on Saturday as the community prepares to say good-bye to 24 year old Amy Lord.
White ribbons have been placed around her neighborhood as a sign of strength and togetherness.
Since her tragic death on Tuesday in Boston, her hometown has kept her memory alive through vigils, a benefit dinner and these white ribbons. Neighbors told 22News her death shock the entire community.
Heather Manseau, a resident of Amy's neighborhood, told 22News, "Our hearts go out to them. I'm a mother and I can't imagine anything like that happening. We just want to support the family and show respect."
"We want the Lord's to know that were here for them, were thinking of them. We think it's a terrible thing that happened to their daughter. And when they go through the neighborhood we want them to know that they have our support," said Alison Stone, a fellow employee of Amy's mother.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 29th, from 3PM to 7PM at:
- Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Rd., Springfield.
A funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, July 30th starting at 10AM at:
- St. Cecilia's Church, 42 Main St., Wilbraham.
- Private burial to follow at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Indian Orchard.
If you'd like to make a memorial donation in Amy's name, you can send it to either of the following:
- "The Christopher James Burnham Memorial Fund", P.O. Box 13 Wilbraham, Mass. 01095
- "The Friends of Mike Farrell", P.S. Box 963 Wilbraham, Mass. 01095