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The Springfield College community mourns unexpected tragedy on campus

Update as of Wednesday, October 24 at 2:54 p.m.

Connor Neshe’s service will be held as follows:

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
First Parish In Framingham Unitarian Universalist
24 Vernon Street, Framingham, Mass. 01701

Parking is available at Village Hall (across the green) or behind the Plymouth Church at 87 Edgell Road (right across the street) or along Grove Street.

All are welcome.

Information regarding travel plans for students will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

Update as of Tuesday, October 22 at 6:17 p.m.

Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper’s message to the College community:

“Over the past few days, I have observed with admiration and pride — our students, faculty and staff – our Springfield College community – come together in this terrible time of loss with the passing of Connor Neshe.

The pain and grieving that we are all feeling will certainly impact our work, our studies and our personal lives for some time. You can be assured opportunities to gather as a community to remember Connor and the offer of support will continue.

At this time, I have shared with the Springfield College community all the information that is available. I understand that there is some speculation as to the cause of Connor’s passing and not having that information can be confusing and troubling. I can add to the information shared to date that the City of Springfield Police Department has recently confirmed there is no criminal investigation necessary or underway.

As a community, I know I can count on you to respect the privacy of Connor’s family, friends and teammates. They need our support, please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Update as of Monday, October 21 at 9:13 p.m.

Springfield College Tennis Coach Mike Louis on the passing of Connor Neshe:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Connor’s parents and family during this heartbreaking time.  From the moment we started recruiting him, it was clear that Connor was a very special young man. In the short time he spent with us on Alden Street, he left a lasting impact on our tennis programs.  Our hearts are heavy and we will always carry with us the memories we made with Connor.”

Original report released on Sunday, October 20.

According to an e-mail from the Office of the President, sent at 1:57 p.m.:

“It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students today. Connor Neshe of Framingham, Mass., passed away this morning. Our campus administration is working closely with the City of Springfield police.

Connor’s family has been contacted. We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts today and in the days to come.

Our Student Affairs and counseling staff are currently on campus meeting with students. Counseling and support services are available to all members of the Springfield College community.”

The Springfield Student has not confirmed further details at this time.

*This story will be continually updated as more information becomes available*

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