Dec 4, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 2, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Gathering pays tribute to slain Charlestown woman
It was a day for remembering and a day for letting go.
Her daughters, Gabrielle Robarge of Claremont and Ciera Robarge of Charlestown, released Chinese lanterns at the gathering.
Robarge, 42, was reported missing from her home, 124 Happy Acres Road, on June 27. Her remains were found in Unity July 6.
"The hardest part is they just lost a mother and a father at the same time," family friend Jeannie Bailey said at the memorial. "It's just mind blowing. It's hard to wrap your head around it."
One of Robarge's best friends, Tracy Williams of Chester, said the small, simple gathering that she helped organize was what Robarge would have wanted.
"We say less and we pray more" in the face of this tragedy, Lepine said. "We know that our words can't bring Kelly back, but a word here or there is going to offer some support and consolation to Kelly's family members and friends. But prayer is going to help us beyond our words. ... Our God is going to give us the peace and the strength that we need that no man can ever give."
He urged the gathering to look to God for support and to pray for Robarge and her family.
"Leaning on God is going to help us continue to press on in life, and if we don't, evil has the upper hand, it wins, and hope diminishes. ... Never lose hope, and know that our God loves us so much."
Friends also spoke at the service. Over and over again, they said Robarge was there for them anytime they called.
"Kelly always opened her home up to me," said Nicholas Perusich, who traveled from Missouri to say goodbye to Robarge. "I thought of her as a mom. I will always miss her."
"I always thought of her as another mom," she said. "I love you, Gabby, and I love you, Ciera. Your mom was such a wonderful woman. I could call her at any time and she would answer. And she was always the life of the party with her smile. And I just wanted to say I'm sorry, girls, and I'm going to be here for you no matter what."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NH had 17 homicides in 2014, down from last year - 0
- Two people hospitalized following report of stabbing, police say - 0
- Merrimack teen charged in threats, assaults on girl - 0
- Man arrested after chase that led from Pelham to Lowell, Mass. - 1
- Merrimack teen allegedly held girl captive - 3
- Merrimack teen allegedly held girl captive, assaulted her - 1
- Former Colonial Theatre finance director indicted - 0
- Troy welfare officer indicted for misusing town’s money - 1
- Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- 2014 top 10 list of wage and hour - 0
- Thumbs-up for Ebert's winner - 0
- It's Central, Merrimack - 0
- Goal: Stay healthy - 0
- Year in review: A look back at NH's top stories - 0
- Indecent proposition from New London chief was 'chilling' says victim - 1
- Details of Reams inquiry released - 0
- Workers' rally to bring back Artie T. captured public's heart - 0
- School district to receive millions withheld by state - 0
Merrimack teen allegedly held girl captive
Thoughts as we move from one year to another
Details of Reams inquiry released
- Whom do you think bears the brunt of the blame for the mayhem this weekend in Keene?
- KSC students
- KSC administration
- Visitors from out of town
- A combination of any/all of the above
- Total Votes: 2483