Sandy Hook’s adult victims remembered as heroes; ‘Represented the very best’!/JoshRimerHockey/status/280074747486826496

With the state medial examiner’s release this afternoon of the official list of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, we now have names to attach to the sorrow we feel. School principal Dawn Hochsprung and first-grade teacher Vicki Soto are being remembered as heroes, as are four other women killed: school psychologist Mary Sherlach, 56; Lauren Rousseau, 30; Rachel Davino, 29;  and special-education teacher Anne Marie Murphy, 52.

Sherlach, an 18-year-veteran of the school, had told friends she was preparing to retire.

Wow. I knew Mary Sherlach the psychologist of Sandy Hook Elem who was killed. Wow. This just keeps hitting closer and closer to home.

— Nicole Marie (@NicoleG_says) December 15, 2012

Fmr #Newtown superintendent told me Sandy Hook psychologist Mary Sherlach “represented the very best” of what a school psych stands for.

— Aaron Edwards (@aaronmedwards) December 15, 2012

Let us remember and honor Mary Sherlach (56 yrs old), School psychologist of Sandy Hook Elementary School- Newtown, Connecticut

— dlittleprince ™ (@_dlittleprince) December 16, 2012

RIP Mary Sherlach. You brave brave woman, trying to save those children. Heaven has a special place waiting for you I’m sure.

— Katie (@Chica1988) December 16, 2012

Newsday reports that Murphy’s body was found by first responders covering students in an attempt to shield them from the gunfire.

Anne Marie Murphy, age 52, died a true hero. She shielded the children and even lunged at the shooter to try to overtake him.

— Minnie Meowse (@kathysays) December 15, 2012

The body of Anne Marie Murphy was discovered in a classroom covering the smaller bodies of several of her students.

— Sara Pekow (@sarapekow) December 16, 2012

My prayers go out to my manager and her family. RIP Anne Marie Murphy, what you did was amazing, you’re truly a hero. #RIPAngels

— Danielle Richey (@daniellericheyy) December 15, 2012

Anne Marie Murphy a hero at 52 our hearts break for you. RIP

— Ashley Abboud (@ashleya422) December 16, 2012

Rousseau had taken a job as a full-time substitute at Sandy Hook last September, and her mother told reporters that she took comfort from knowing that her daughter’s time at the school had been the “happiest year of her life.”

Hard to believe a Pi Phi sister was one of the victims of the tragic shooting yesterday. Our prayers are with Lauren Rousseau’s family #PPL

— NM Beta Pi Beta Phi (@nmsuPiBetaPhi) December 16, 2012

From the family of teacher Lauren Rousseau: ‘She wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten’…

— Newtown Patch (@NewtownPatch) December 15, 2012

Horrifying news for one of our own, @newstimes copy editor Teresa Rousseau’s daughter Lauren among Newtown

— Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) December 15, 2012

so sad to say that Connecticut Alpha, Lauren Rousseau, was one of the victims in the school shooting #ppl @pibetaphiasu @pibetaphihq

— Nicole Stein (@nicolebrittanny) December 15, 2012

Information on Davino is scarce, but that doesn’t prevent us from agreeing with this sentiment, which goes for all of those killed Friday.

Rachel Davino, 29. Taken too soon. Rest in Peace.

— Replay 1D. (@REPLAYLOUDER) December 15, 2012


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