Family, friends say final farewell to Yale grad killed in crash
WAYLAND, Mass. (WHDH) -- Friends and family said a final farewell Saturday to a recent Yale graduate killed in a crash on the Cape.
Just days before her death, Marina Keegan posted writings online that have gone viral -- giving her a sort of life after death.
A talented writer and a woman with endless potential, Keegan was supposed to be moving into an apartment in Brooklyn Saturday to start her first job since college: writing for the New Yorker. Instead, her friends and family were gathered in her home town of Wayland to say goodbye.
The 22-year-old Keegan died last weekend in a car crash on the Cape. She was set to begin a career as a writer and a playwright, but her work already lives on. An article she wrote for her college newspaper has now been read by nearly a million people online. The article, titled “The Opposite of Loneliness,” was tweeted and posted on Facebook after her death.
“She could brighten my day, and as we now can all see, she could light up the world with her message of it never being too late to imagine the possibilities and of making a difference in one’s life,” Marina’s father, Kevin Keegan, said.