Friends and family mourn Everett cheerleading coach

EVERETT, MASS. (WHDH) - Hundreds of friends and family members came out to a memorial for an Everett cheerleading coach who died suddenly last month.

Kristin Fulton dreamed of being a mother, family members said, and gave birth to her daughter Lenna in April after beating cancer. But she died of complications a few days later at 38.

“I think we’re all still in shock. I can’t believe it,” said Nicole Cullen, a lifelong friend of Kristin’s.

Hundreds packed Glendale Park Sunday, with signs celebrating Kristin’s love of Walt Disney World and mourners wearing red as a tribute to her cheering in high school and work as coach of the city’s Pop Warner cheerleading team.

“In this very park I remember Kristin, as a little girl in her cheerleading uniform, proud as a peacock belting out cheers at the top of her lungs,” recalled Vincent Calderone, Kristin’s uncle and godfather. “Her precious Lenna Noel must know and be reminded every day that her mother loved her and her mother will always be apart of her.”

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