Two Boston Marathon bomb victims remembered


by Chris Patterson

(CNN) -- They were standing near the finish line, cheering on the runners in the Boston Marathon. It was a beautiful, cool day when two bombs suddenly unleashed chaos and killed three people. As of Tuesday afternoon, identities of two of the three had been made public.

Friends of those killed say they are devastated by the senseless deaths.

Here is some of what we know about each of the victims who have been identified.

Krystle Campbell, 29, Arlington, Massachusetts

"Oh, she was a beautiful girl," her grandmother Lillian Campbell told CNN's Jake Tapper. "She was very happy, outgoing, a hard worker."

Krystle was a special kind of person, her grandmother said, who nurtured deep friendships. Lillian Campbell said her granddaughter even lived with her for a year and a half and was "great with me."

Her granddaughter was always willing to help someone in need, she said.

"And she was, she was just beautiful. She was a fun-loving girl," Campbell said.

According to CNN affiliate WCVB, Krystle Campbell was hoping to see a friend of hers cross the finish line.

Her mother told the station that her daughter "loved pets and she loved people."

Patty Campbell said her daughter toiled 16 hours a day in the food service industry.

Krystle Campbell worked at Summer Shack, a seafood restaurant in the Boston area that posted a statement on its Facebook page saying she was beloved.

"She was an incredible woman, always full of energy and hard at work, but never too tired to share her love and a smile with everyone," the post said. "She was an inspiration to all of us. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers."

Campbell was a 2001 graduate of Medford High School, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn said.

CNN affiliate WHDH reported that the Campbells are longtime residents of Medford and that Krystle was a very friendly woman.

Martin Richard, 8, Dorchester, Massachusetts

Martin Richard attended the Neighborhood House Charter School.

He "was a bright, energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future," the school said in a statement. "We are heartbroken by this loss."

His father, William Richard, released a statement asking people to "continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin."

A neighbor, Jane Sherman, said that the Richard family is a "typical all-American family" and that Martin and his little brother always loved to play in their yard, no matter the weather.

Richard's mother and sister are recovering from serious wounds they suffered in the bombing, the father said.


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