NEW BRITAIN - Hundreds of people joined in a final goodbye to Moses Negron Tuesday evening at Family Worship Church.
Pictures of Negron were displayed in a slideshow during the memorial service at the church. The crowd was full of young people, many wearing shirts bearing Negron’s name.
Following the service led by Pastor Danny Roman, Negron’s uncle, Luis Aponte, read messages from Negron’s family.
“I love you, ‘Moey.’ By the way, Mom cleaned up your room. Until we meet again. ‘Big Sissy.’” Negron’s sister, Maegan Lafland, wrote.
“I’m sorry for this accident. I preferred it was me before you. I love you, miss you and I hope you rest in peace. Have all the fun you want now. I hope you’re dancing with the angels,” Negron’s grandmother, Miltia Mercado, wrote.
Aponte encouraged the mourners to remember the positives and the great moments they had with Negron.
“Mosito just passed 18 years, but anybody that has known this young man knows he rocked every day of those 18 years. Every minute he lived it up, every day he had a smile, every day he cracked a joke, and boy, was he fly,” Aponte said with a smile. “We all love you, Moe, and we’re all going to miss you.”
Aponte thanked Negron’s friends for coming to the service and supporting Negron’s family in this tough time.
“This past week would have almost been impossible if it wasn’t for these kids,” Aponte said.
Negron, an 18-year-old NBHS junior, was one of three people killed in an auto accident on Interstate 91 in Enfield Jan. 21, along with Kerion Rogers, 20, and Taahir Harris, 19.
Rogers was a Bristol Eastern High School graduate, Harris a Southington High School graduate. Saturday night at Bristol Eastern, hundreds of people Rogers touched in his life remembered him at a candlelight vigil. The driver of the car, Christopher Vega, 20, of Plainville, survived.
Meg Walsh, a principal at Jefferson Elementary School when Negron was young, said she remembered the young man fondly.
“He was a good kid,” Walsh said. “He was gentle, spirited, very kind and too young to be gone.”
Vivian Smith said she was a classmate of Negron when the two were younger.
“I haven’t seen Moe in years, but when I heard about it I was devastated,” Smith said. “He was a really good person.”
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