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Krystle Campbell Mourned at Medford Funeral

A firefighter salutes people entering St. Joseph's Church in Medford for the funeral of Boston Marathon bombings victim Krystle Campbell Monday.

A deep sadness permeated downtown Medford Monday for the funeral of Krystle Campbell, a native daughter killed one week ago in the bombings attacks at the Boston Marathon. 

The funeral brought out hundreds, lining both sides of High Street as traffic was shut down near St. Joseph’s Church

So many came out that the church got to capacity with many still lined up past the St. Joseph’s Social Center.

While they came to pay their respects to Campbell, 29, who most recently lived in Arlington and worked as a restaurant manager, many also came to shield the family from a potential protest.

The Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to picket the funeral, as they do at many high-profile events, to espouse their anti-gay views.

Teamster Local 25 members came out in full force to block a potential protest, forming a human shield along the side of High Street near Boynton Road.

No church protesters appeared at the funeral location Monday. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

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Medford Native Killed in Boston Marathon Bombings

Krystle Campbell, 29, a 2001 Medford High School graduate and Arlington resident, died in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.

A 29-year-old Medford native died in the Boston Marathon terror attacks yesterday, WCVB is reporting

Krystle Campbell was a 2001 graduate of Medford High, WCVB reported.

The Boston Globe reported that Campbell was most recently an Arlington resident.

Her father, William A. Campbell Jr., told Yahoo News that his daughter was at the finish line to cheer on her boyfriend who was running in the marathon.

On WHDH, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said he spoke with Campbell’s family within the last half-hour and offered the city’s support and assistance. McGlynn said that her father called Campbell “the daughter everyone dreamed of having—loved life, very energetic and had a big smile.”

Campbell’s LinkedIn profile listed her job as general manager at Summer Shack in Hingham. The restaurant’s Twitter account tweeted, “The Summer Shack family is devastated by the loss of our beloved Krystle Campbell. Please keep her & her family in your thoughts & prayers.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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