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New London remembers Barbara Major

A memorial ceremony held in the bleachers at New London High School, overlooking the football field, in remembrance of Barbara Major, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10, 2014.

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Family members of Barbara Major of New London, including her husband Tommie Major, wiping tears away, and daughter Melissa Ford, to the right of Major, listen to stories in remembrance of her life, during a memorial ceremony held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. . Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.

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Tommie Major, left, receives support from members of the New London High School football team including Robert Thomas, second from left, Jacob Epps (14), Troy Gray (7) and Melquann Gomez, wearing cap in back, prior to the beginning of memorial ceremony for his wife Barbara Major of New London, in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Barbara Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.

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Tricia Jones, 21, of Norwich, cries while attending a memorial ceremony for her aunt, Barbara Major of New London in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Jones is a graduate of New London High School, and Major drove her to school each day. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.Jones is attending the event with her parents Kim Homiski, right, and Steve Homiski, not in photo, of Norwich.

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Attendees comfort each other prior to the beginning of memorial ceremony for Barbara Major of New London, held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.

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Thomas Ramu, center, attends a memorial ceremony for his sister, Barbara Major of New London, in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community. Major's daughter Melissa Ford, right foreground, looks on.

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Melissa Ford, second from right, daughter of Barbara Major of New London, attends a memorial ceremony for her mother held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community. Close friend Nicole Dallas, right, looks on.

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Tommie Major, left, husband of Barbara Major of New London, addresses friends and family attending a memorial ceremony for his wife, held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.Melissa Ford, center, the Major's daughter, looks on.

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Tommie Major, second from left, husband of Barbara Major of New London, addresses friends and family attending a memorial ceremony for his wife, held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Barbara Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.Melissa Ford, right, the Major's daughter, looks on. Louis Allen, left, principle of the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut.

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Tommie Major,center, of New London, receives support from friends and family at the conclusion of a memorial ceremony for his wife, Barbara Major of New London, in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Barbara Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.