Holy Cross student killed in Florida laid to rest in Uxbridge

Holy Cross student killed in Florida crash laid to rest in Uxbridge

UXBRIDGE, Mass. — In Uxbridge Wednesday, mourners gave a final goodbye to Grace Rett, the Holy Cross student who died in a crash while on a training trip with the school's rowing team in Florida last week.

The college also released a statement on Wednesday saying two more students have been discharged from a Florida hospital. Several athletes and their coach were seriously injured in that crash that killed Rett.

Family, friends and teammates filed in one by one to St. Mary's Church in Uxbridge on Wednesday. Grace attended the church with her family and went to elementary school there.

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Many of her classmates from Holy Cross arrived at the funeral by bus. The 20-year-old Holy Cross sophomore was a member of the school’s rowing team.

Grace's family described her as a star student and a passionate athlete. Outside the church, a sign displayed her favorite bible verse, which was tattooed on her arm.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," it reads.

After mass church bells chimed as teammates lined the way while Grace's casket made its way to the hearse. Grace's mother, father and sister followed behind, arm in arm and wearing Holy Cross purple.

Holy Cross said that just one of Grace’s teammates still remains hospitalized in Florida, along with one coach. Another rower, Hannah Strom of Marion, was flown to Boston on Monday to continue her treatment at Mass. General Hospital.