Mourners remember Pinkerton student
Hundreds of mourners streamed into the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium to bid farewell to Ross, of Derry, who died from injuries he suffered in a New Year’s Eve crash. The parking lots near the funeral home were filled to capacity, and mourners could be seen pausing to hug each other in the fading twilight.
“I’d only known him a year, but he was my best friend,” said Thompson Upham-Davis, 16, of Chester. “And everybody he knew, he put a smile on their face. He was a great kid.”
“All I know is he worked hard at whatever he did and was really good at his job,” Upham-Davis said.Upham-Davis didn’t suffer life-threatening injuries in the crash. Another passenger in the car, Johanna Morse, 16, of Derry was initially listed in critical condition at Tuft’s Medical Center. Her condition recently improved to serious, according to a hospital spokesman.
“I remember him being a good kid,” Powers said.
The team won the freshman championship that year, beating Londonderry.
A private liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry.
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