Statement from Terri Rousseau, Mother of Lauren Rousseau, on Behalf of Family

Lauren Rousseau was one of six adults killed Friday at Sandy Hook School in Newtown.


The following is a statement from Terri Rousseau, mother of Lauren Rousseau, on the behalf of the family. It was emailed to Patch on Saturday:

The Connecticut State Police confirmed at 1 a.m. today that our beloved Lauren was among the victims of the Newtown shooting. Lauren wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten. We will miss her terribly and will take comfort knowing that she had achieved that dream.

Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau was born June 8, 1982 in Danbury, where she lived for most of her life. She was a graduate of Danbury High Schood. She had a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Bridgeport. She had worked as a substitute teacher in Danbury, New Milford and Newtown before she was hired in November as a permanent substitute teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Rational Wilton Mom December 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Rest in Peace.
Marilyn Miller December 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Rose B December 16, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Lauren worked part time at the Starbucks in Danbury where I went every morning. She was a beautiful, extremely polite girl who was always smiling. It was heartbreaking to see the memorial that was being erected this morning at the front door. To her parents, I am so sorry for your loss...she was a sweetheart.
John December 16, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I will pray for her. Very sorry to hear the news.
Alison Mark December 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM
So glad she liived her dream and so sad her life had to end so soon. Words cannot express how sorry we all are.....
Veronica December 17, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I am so sorry for your loss and I will be playing for your family!
Terry December 20, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Deepest condolences to Lauren's family and friends.
Ignatius Reilly December 20, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Lauren was my wife's sorority sister and close friend. I'm so sorry for your loss and I truly hope the outpouring of love displayed today helps to ease your pain. She was remarkable.


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