TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — A school psychologist who rushed toward the gunman during an elementary school shooting is being remembered as a caring professional, a fan of the Miami Dolphins and a woman who ultimately put the lives of others ahead of her own.
A standing room-only crowd filled the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Trumbull for the funeral of Mary Sherlach. She was one of six victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting who had services or calling hours scheduled on Friday.
The church was adorned with a Christmas tree and several wreaths including one with the teal, white and orange colors of the Dolphins.
Rev. Stephen Gleason said her love was Christ-like. He said: "No one has greater love than to give one's life for his friends. And she did so in an attempt to save others."