MEDFORD (CBS/AP) — Church bells sounded throughout a heartbroken community, as Medford native Krystle Campbell was laid to rest.
“What’s going through my mind is what a senseless thing, what good can come from this?” Nancy Olivolo said.
Hundreds of family and friends packed a church in Medford, Mass., for the funeral of a Boston Marathon bombing victim, while dozens more waited outside after being turned away.
Gov. Deval Patrick and Cardinal Sean O’Malley were among the people who attended the funeral Mass Monday for 29-year-old Krystle Campbell at St. Joseph Church in her hometown.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
Campbell was one of three people killed near the finish line a week ago. The restaurant manager had gone to watch a friend finish the race.
Marishi Charles, who attended the funeral, says Campbell’s parents were too distraught to talk, so pastor Chip Hines spoke for them during the service, saying “Krystle was always there for people.”
Co-worker Julia Dziamba could not get in. She says she remembers Campbell as “beautiful, fun and lovely.”
“It’s just surreal. She brought so much warmth and love to everyone,” Gail Robinson said.
Krystle has been described by her friends and family as peaceful, hardworking and adventurous.
Outside the church most people were at a loss for words, while other keep asking the same question.
“Why? Why I mean, the little boy in Dorchester? He was only eight years old,” Tom Robinson said.