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Oct 22, 2015 1:51 PM

Calling hours, candlelight vigil organized to remember 17-year-old Eve Tarmey


ROCHESTER - Calling hours for a Rochester teen who died of an apparent drug overdose will be held Friday at the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m and a candlelight vigil organized by her classmates is planned for Sunday.

Eve, 17, whose full name is Evangelique Alexandria Tarmey, was found dead in a motel room at the Riviera Motel early Saturday morning. She was a student at Spaulding High School.

Classmates there are raising money via gofundme to help the family with the cost of the funeral. They also organized a candlelight vigil for Sunday evening from 6-7:30 p.m.

"We are all aware of the growing epidemic this state is currently under, and now this hits home for us. As students we believe there is something we can do to help this current issue while remembering the life of our fellow classmate, friend, and someone who would've been walking across the stage to graduate with us this year. We believe it is important to come together as a community and remember Eve for who she was - and how this tragedy can inspire us to find a solution to this issue in Eve's memory and everyone else struggling or who have lost the fight to addiction," the message on the Gofundme page reads.

Meanwhile other friends were posting comments on an online guest book available at GrondinFuneralHome.com

"Fly high beautiful angel. Lots of love, thoughts and prayers being sent for your family, friends and all those who love you. Rest easy Eve ? gone but never forgotten" wrote one friend who gave her name as Crystal M.

"Eve, everybody at Spaulding will miss you including me. It's not the same without you there. My condolences go to her family and close friends. RIP Eve, we will meet again someday," wrote Brandon Washburn.

According to her obituary, she was born on April 13 and lived in Rochester her whole life.

She was a high school senior and had worked part-time at an IHOP restaurant.

"Eve was a bright, beautiful, loving and caring young lady who loved to go shopping and loved her music," the obit reads.

"Eve left a large and loving family, her father Troy Tarmey and step-mother, Beth Lapointe, her mother, Jazzmyn Rood, her brother Dean Tarmey, her sisters, Aleiah and Isis Douglas, her grandparents, Clayton and Nancy Davis of Farmington and Michael and Donna Tarmey of Gonic. She also leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her."

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