MWDN: Southborough’s Trottier Middle School celebrates life of beloved student (UPDATED)

by susan on June 13, 2013

Those of you who attended the celebration of life for Eric Green last weekend know just how touching it was – a morning of speeches, remembrances, music, laughter, and of course, tears.

MWDN & Southborough Villager reporter Brad Petrishen recounted many of the moments from the ceremony in an article this week.

Through tears, laughter and music, Trottier Middle School Saturday celebrated the life of Eric Green, the popular seventh- grader whose sudden death devastated the school community last year.

“Do you know that when some of your friends hiked a mountain together on your birthday last year, they quietly carved your initials on a beautiful tree?” parent Gretchen Hartnett asked in a touching tribute to the boy as hundreds in the school auditorium dabbed at their eyes. “Your initials will always be there, just as you will always be with your friends.”

Read more here. Also be sure to check out the video below of the Trottier concert band playing a piece that was composed in Eric’s memory. (Note: If you’re reading this via the My Southborough daily email, click here to view the video.)

Update (from Beth): Reporter Brad Petrishen shared the more extensive story he was able to post through Southborough Villager/Wicked Local Southborough.  (The original MWDN story was more limited by space.) He asked us to update the links above.

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