At the darkest moment of his life, Chris Butts turned to his former lacrosse coach and mentor, Tony Lawrence, for guidance. Several years earlier, Mr. Lawrence had brought the lacrosse program to Riverhead, introducing the game to Mr. Butts and paving the way for him to earn a college scholarship. READ
It was Valentine’s Day 2015 when Tony Lawrence saw his daughter Danielle for the final time. READ
One by one the 346 graduates of Riverhead’s Class of 2017 walked across the podium inside Riverhead High School’s gymnasium Saturday morning. They smiled, waved toward gleaming parents in the bleachers and posed for photos with their diplomas.
Finally, only two names remained. READ
Tony Lawrence’s former lacrosse players held a fundraiser at Digger’s on Thursday to establish a scholarship in Danielle Lawrence’s memory. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)
Digger’s Ales N’ Eats in Riverhead was packed during a fundraiser Thursday night to establish a scholarship in Danielle Lawrence’s memory.
A pair of hearses lead a lenghty funeral procession into Washington Memorial Park in Coram. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Tanya Lawrence was described as a giving person at her funeral Saturday, someone who cared for even the most distant of strangers.
Her daughter, Danielle, whose body filled the casket alongside hers, was said to be a shy teenager who brightened up while performing on a stage.
Hundreds crowded First Baptist Church for the joint funeral, saying goodbye to the mother and daughter, as a community begins to heal from the tragic shooting at the family’s home in Wading River last Sunday. (more…)
Danielle Lawrence (Facebook)
Riverhead High School graduates have launched a fundraising campaign to help their former lacrosse coach with funeral expenses for his daughter and ex-wife, who were killed in a double-murder at their Wading River home Sunday.