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UPDATE: Wake Set for Whitcomb Middle Student Shae Ferrera

The school community was alerted Wednesday concerning the death of a sixth-grade student. Service information has not yet been made available.

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: A wake has been set for Shae Ferrera. Viewing hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the . No other services have been planned as of this date. 

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principal Mary Murphy sent out a school-wide email Wednesday alerting families to the unexpected death of a sixth-grade student. 

Twelve-year-old Shae Ferrera died of what are believed to be natural causes. 

"Any death is difficult to understand," said Murphy. "Shea’s death is particularly difficult due to her young age and its unexpectedness."

Murphy asked parents to take time to speak with their children about the news.

"Our school community will be discussing this great loss in classrooms on Monday morning, she said. "Additionally, our Crisis Team—including guidance counselors, school adjustment counselors and school psychologists—will be on hand during school hours throughout next week to help students and parents who need assistance."

In the interim, officials told those grieving they could visit guidance or adjustment counselors at the school Friday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

A memorial fund has been established at for those who wish to express their support through donations. Call the Bank or visit any location and say you would like to make a donation in the name of Shae Ferrera. 

Those with questions or concerns were encouraged to call the school at 508-460-3502, ext. 3756.

Feel free to post condolences in the comment field below. 

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George E Larassa February 24, 2012 at 08:24 PM
she will be missed, shes with my little girl now
Gene S. Rano February 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Gene S Rano She was a sweet little girl and will be missed by many.
Amy S February 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I'm so sad and sorry for your loss, Richy. I wish I got to know her more. She's now off with her mom and grammy who'll take good care of her from here.
Lori February 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Ritchie im so sorry for the loss of Shae-Shae!!!!My prayers are with all of you!!!She is an angel just like her Mom
Lori February 27, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Ritchie im so sorry for the loss of Shae-Shae!!!!My prayers are with all of you!!!She is an angel just like her Mom
Lais March 27, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Shae its me your bestfrined Lais I just wanted to say that i miss you soo much Moo Moo I wish you could be here with me but God has his reason maybe your mom wanted you to be with you. But you will ALWAYS ALWAYS be in my heart forever Shae Love and miss you moo moo -Lais <33

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