Family, friends and the broader Wellesley community are mourning Casey Dunne, a 16-year-old who died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage after collapsing on a playing field at Noble and Greenough in Dedham.
According to a Boston Globe story, Dunne had exuberantly been running and waving an American flag during field hockey practice shortly before she collapsed. “There’s a common refrain of how she brought joy to everything she did to everything around her,” said her father, Matthew Dunne, according to the Globe.
Dunne’s mother, Mary, spoke about her daughter to WBZ-TV news:
Nobles Provost Bill Bussey tweeted out this photo of Dunne, along with his sentiments.
Our Hearts Are Heavy… pic.twitter.com/HULuoMUivj
— Provost Bussey (@noblesbuzz) October 12, 2015
Local houses of worship in Wellesley reflected on Dunne’s death over the weekend as well.
Here’s an online obituary for Dunne, who is survived by her parents and four siblings.
Family, friends, teammates, teachers, coaches, and mentors will gather to celebrate Dunne during visiting hours on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., Wellesley. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. Paul Church in Wellesley. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley. Memorial donations may be made to The Achieve Program, c/o Noble and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA, 02026. Achieve is a tuition-free program for low-income area middle school children based at Nobles, for which Dunne served as a tutor.
We extend our condolences to the Dunne family.