ABINGTON (CBS) — A Celebration of Life honored the Zaccardi family in Abington Monday afternoon. The town-organized event was meant to “show our unified support and reflection of the tremendous positive impact they had on our town and greater community.”
Attendees signed cards for the family, children blew bubbles and many sang songs.READ MORE: Case Of Rat-Borne Bacterial Disease Identified In Boston
An organizer said, “We do have some memory books as well as memory cards that when the family is ready to receive them, we’ll be able to put a book together. So each individual person who has known, whoever it is that they knew, in kind words, in a funny memory, whether its a funny memory or a loving memory, so the family will have the ability to find comfort in that.”
Police found 40-year-old Deirdre Zaccardi, 11-year-old Alexis Zaccardi, nine-year-old twins Nathaniel and Kathryn Zaccardi and 43-year-old Joseph Zaccardi dead inside their Centre Ave. home last Monday. Joseph shot and killed his wife and three children then killed himself, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car In Taunton
Friends of Deirdre described her as thoughtful, funny and kind. “She was the first one to send me a text and be like, ‘Hey, just know that we are thinking about you and we’re here for you and I know it’s going to be a tough few months but we are all going to be here for you,'” said Sarah Wall.MORE NEWS: Judge Will Not Block COVID Vaccine Mandate For Massachusetts Correction Officers
Debbie Welling also knew the family well. They were “super fun and loving and like I said, just a normal family. No signs of any trouble,” she said.