As a mother you have children, you watch them grow up and if you do your job well they become independent. You teach them all the important things like saying please and thank you, stay away from strangers, drive safely, etc. You expect to grow old and have your children there to take care of you until you die, you never expect that they will die before you.
On October 20, 2004 my world was turned upside down. My daughter Torie left our home with her friends to watch the Red Sox as she had so many times before. My husband Rick and I told her to have a good time, be careful and that we loved her. We never thought that would be our last conversation. On the morning of October 21, 2004 at 1:00 AM Rick and I received the call that would change our lives forever. Torie had been shot.
Driving to the emergency room I kept thinking "she is fine, she will need a few stitches and come home." When we walked into the emergency room and talked to the doctor he explained there was no hope. At that very moment the love and light was taken away from us. I felt like I was dying inside.
- Dianne Snelgrove
Thoughts & Tributes
I just wanted to reach out and send my thoughts and prayers. Torie was one year older than me in school. She was in my multi-media class and I will never forget her. She was beautiful, confident, and extremely smart. I looked up to her. After the tragedy, I remember writing about it and submitting it to my college paper. If I can somehow find it, I would love to share it with you. I just want you to know that she effected more people than she knew. She was a beautiful soul and is now always with you. Love and prayer. -Rachel
- Rachel Pooler
Yesterday is past, it is history.
Tomorrow is the future, it is a mystery.
Today is the present, it is a gift.
Torie, you are the TRUE GIFT!
- Love always, Amy
Please know how very grateful we all are. Because of the assistance of your wonderful memorial fund, we were able to fulfill every wish.
Warm jackets, winter snow boots, hats, scarves and gloves were the most requested items asked for from parents of growing children; items they coud not afford to purchase themselves.
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Donations can be mailed to: The Victoria Snelgrove M.F., C/O D. Snelgrove, 1567 Washington St, East Bridgewater, MA 02344