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Trumbull Cheerleader Dies

Photo credit: Abby Anderson Facebook
Photo credit: Abby Anderson Facebook

Superintendent of Schools Gary Cialfi said on Saturday, June 14, 2014 that Trumbull High School student and varsity cheerleader Abigail Anderson has died. 

[Update 6/16/14 1:11 p.m.] According to the obituary, Anderson passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014. 

The Trumbull Times reported Saturday that a recorded message was sent to Trumbull students stating that the high school sophomore had died. Grief counselors were available to students Sunday at Trumbull High School. Cialfi expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the Anderson family and friends. 

Anderson's classmates took to Twitter to express their condolences to the family describing her as  "perfect," "a great person," and a fellow cheerleader said she was "the best flyer on our team."


@arauso24  Jun 1#ripabby in complete shock, don't even know what to possibly say, prayers go out to Anderson family

@maddiefilep  Jun 1I have no words. Nothing's going to be the same with Abby. Always brightened up people's days. Why do the good die young. #RIPabby

@phoeberussell  Jun 14 Heaven has gained an angel i am at a loss for words, i will forever cherish the memories we have from cheering together #ripabby

@mollychaps14  Jun 14 Heaven gained an angel today #RIPAbby

Those seeking grief counseling should contact Superintendent of Schools Gary Cialfi by calling (203) 452 - 4300 or emailing CialfiG@trumbullps.org.

[Update 6/16/14, 1:10 p.m.] At the posting of this article no cause of death was given. Patch will update the article as more information becomes available. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Abby's family and friends.

Tmc June 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM
The cruelest thing in the world is for a parent to have to bury their child; I'm choked up just typing about it. Poor kid.
Wendy Mitchell June 16, 2014 at 01:15 PM
At the posting of this article no cause of death was given. Patch will update the article as more information becomes available. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Abby's family and friends.
Jennifer Senechal Rau June 16, 2014 at 02:40 PM
The link I posted above says that while a cause of death was not given, the posts on social media say suicide.
Tmc June 16, 2014 at 09:29 PM
One of the Twitter posts said something about "disgusted about whoever caused you pain."
Kevin June 17, 2014 at 03:47 PM
I cant imagine the pain of the parents,or what could ever drive this lovely young woman to such anguish,if that is the case.

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