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Fairfield University student loses family member in Boston bombings

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FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The Fairfield University community is coming together to show their support for a member of its community that lost a family member in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday.

The unidentified member of the university is in Boston to be with family, and the university is now planning a vigil to show their support.

"You can't explain how important the (Boston Marathon) is to anyone who doesn't live in Massachusetts. It's a hard thing to make sense of. It's kind of our day," said Fairfield University student and Boston native Joe Marino.

There was a vigil at the university Tuesday night, and now a mass will be held on campus Wednesday to honor those that were killed and injured in the double bombing.

"Despite the evil that took place, that's not what's going to win in the end," said Rev. George Collins, the campus ministry director. "That the power of love, the power of God is more potent than anything."

With more than 400 Connecticut runners that participated in the race this year, it's likely there are many more in the state that have been directly impacted by bombing.

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