WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - As Boston Police investigate Amy Lord's death , her family and friends celebrated her life in western Massachusetts Tuesday.
Church bells could be heard and the sun shined down on St. Cecilia's Church in Wilbraham as family and friends gathered to honor 24-year-old Amy Lord, who's life was cut short last week.
"It's very hard and of course thinking about my own children when they're that age, living on their own you know the possibilities of anything happening like that is tragic," said Ludlow's Monica Gagnon.
It was standing room only as hundreds of people filled the church to offer condolences to the Lord family.
Sampson's Chapel of the Acres funeral director John Sampson described the grieving family as numb to the pain. "The family I think is unusually good but their hard times are yet to come after their traditional funeral services are over its hard."
Lord will be remembered as the energetic cheerleader who was also on the honor roll at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham when she graduated in 2007.
Her memory will live on as Boston Police search for her killer.
Lord was abducted and murdered last week, and even though it was in the eastern part of the state, residents in western Mass. say an arrest will make everyone feel safer and bring closure to the family.
"It would give them a little peace of mind, it would give them a little rest and completion," said Barbara Varao, Springfield.