University community mourns student death
The Fairfield University community mourns the death of Kristen M. Duhamel '10, who passed away early this morning as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a car accident on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut.
Kristen, 19, was a native of Charlestown, RI. She was a sophomore in the School of Nursing and a resident of Jogues Hall on campus.
Upon learning of Kristen's death, University President, Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., said, "Our community is deeply shaken to lose a valued member of the undergraduate student body. We invite everyone to pray for Kristen, her family, and her friends. On behalf of the University, I extend my sincerest condolences to Kristen's parents."
Students and other members of the University community gathered in Egan Chapel Saturday for a Service of Remembrance.
The Duhamel family has provided the following information regarding services for Kristen:
Wednesday, September 26th
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stapleton Barry Holdredge Funeral Services
684 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Thursday, September 27th
St. Charles Borromeo
178 Dexter Street
Providence, RI 02907
Transportation assistance for students who wish to attend and are either unable or prefer not to drive will be available. Information will be provided no later than Tuesday.
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Posted on September 24, 2007