SETAUKET - Family and friends gathered in Setauket today for a memorial service celebrating the life of a young woman who was killed in a car accident a week ago.
Last Sunday, Laura Kavazanjian, 27, was sleeping in the back seat while her fiancé was driving to Long Island for a wedding. He lost control of their van on I-95 in Connecticut and it flipped over a guardrail.
Kavazanjian graduated from Brown University and got her master's degree from Harvard University. Her goal in life was to help further girls' education, and she traveled the world doing it, working in India and China.
"Hopefully, Laura has left a legacy, and I think a lot of us, hundreds of us are going to try to continue that legacy," says family friend Susan Schechter.
Today, candles and flowers were left by loved ones around a small plaque in the cemetery on the grounds of the Setauket Presbyterian Church, where Kavazanjian was an active member.To donate to the Laura Kavazanjian Memorial Fund:Setauket Presbyterian ChurchLaura Kavazanjain Memorial Fund5 Caroline AvenueSetauket, NY 11733Real Medicine Foundation