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Funeral mass held for 17-year-old senior who died in boat crash near Key Largo – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Several individuals mentioned a closing goodbye to 17-year-old Lucy Ferndandez throughout her funeral mass, Monday.

Fernandez was a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.

“She would brighten up every room that she walked into,” mentioned Sister Carmen Fernandez, President of Our woman of Lourdes Academy. “She had a very positive outlook on life.”

Her life was taken over the labor day weekend in a tragic boating accident near Key Largo.

There had been 14 individuals on board, two adults and 12 youngsters. The teenagers are all college students from Our Lady of Lourdes and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart.

Several of them had been injured, however Fernandez wouldn’t survive.

“The best way that we get through this, there’s two; one, with our faith and with the help of each other,” Sister Fernandez mentioned.

As her mates and classmates spent the final week remembering Fernandez’ s life, the Fernandez household requested for privateness and launched an announcement.

In her honor, her household established a scholarship fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy known as “The Lucy Fernandez Foundation,” which has already raised extra that $500,000.

The aim is to proceed Fernandez’s legacy of kindness and love.

It you wish to donate, click on here.

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