Candlelight vigil held for friend; Gunshot killed teenager last year.Byline: Bill Fortier
CHARLTON - More than 100 of Jeremy D. Carroll's friends and admirers attended a candlelight vigil A candelight vigil is an outdoor assembly of people carrying candles, held after sunset. Such events are typically held either to protest at the suffering of some marginalized group of people, or in memory of lives lost to some disease, disaster, massacre or other tragedy. in his memory last night on Potter Village Road.
Among those holding candles was Mr. Carroll's mother, Robin Carroll.
"It's very comforting," she said as tears filled her eyes. "It's really overwhelming. It's amazing a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. to see he had such an impact on these kids. Seeing the kids all get together a year later means a great deal to us."
Mr. Carroll, who was a senior at Shepherd Hill Regional High School Shepherd Hill Regional High School is a high school located in Dudley, Massachusetts. It is a regional high school covering the towns of Dudley, Massachusetts and Charlton, Massachusetts. in Dudley, was last seen alive at 2:50 p.m. March 13, 2007, in the driveway at the Clark Road home of Kevin Vigeant, a friend. His body was found 15 days later in the woods near Potter Village Road near where last night's vigil was held.
Mark C. Vigeant, 45, of 1 Clark Road, the father of Kevin Vigeant, has been charged with the improper storage of a rifle/shotgun near a minor.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge May 24, in Dudley District Court. Police say the firearm - a Ruger Rifle 10-22 automatic Bearcat - was taken from the home. The firearm is believed to have been used by Mr. Carroll to take his life.
Jordan Holm holm
n. Chiefly British
An island in a river.
[Middle English, from Old Norse h ,19, a member of Mr. Carroll's graduating class who attends Worcester State, said the youths gathered not to mourn mourn
v. mourned, mourn·ing, mourns
1. To feel or express grief or sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.
2. but to remember a friend who many said was one of funniest people they knew.
Leandra Carey of Dudley and Amber Day of Charlton were the organizers of the event for their friend and classmate.
"We miss him," Ms. Carey said, adding the candlelight vigil that was scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. would also include prayers. "He was an incredible kid."
"We just had to have something like this," Ms. Carey said.
"He was the sweetest kid you would ever meet," said Allison Androlewicz, 18, who said she spent a lot of time with her classmate. "He was hilarious. He was always cracking me up."
Ms. Day said Mr. Carroll was her neighbor.
"He would do anything for you," she said. "He had the most amazing blue eyes Blue eyes are eyes that have blue irises (see eye color), and may also refer to:
Nick Savoie, 18, of Charlton said he was one of Mr. Carroll's best friends. He said they played football together for the town's Pop Warner Pop Warner refers to
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is a ski resort located on Mount Wachusett in the towns of Princeton and Westminster in Worcester County, Ski Area in Princeton, Mr. Savoie said.
"Oh yeah, of course, I miss him. Mr. Savoie said "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him."
"Every time I see Nick I think of Jeremy," Ms. Holm said.