Friends and family gather for wake of Shaker High School Teacher

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People came together on October 1 to remember the life of North Colonie teacher Meghan Marohn.

More than five months after her disappearance, her remains were found last month in a heavily wooded area of Lee, Massachusetts.

News Channel 13’s Tiffany Payton spoke with those who knew her at different stages of her life. Friends of Meghan said she loved people and always connected with those around her.

While in college, she studied English and went on to become a teacher at Shaker High School. Meghan broke the mode of traditional teaching and put her own spin on it.

Ruth Ross, Meghan’s mentor, reminisced about times they had spent together in class.

“Meghan not only listened to me, but sometimes she would go off and take it further. She would come up with new ideas. I said to her once I think in the 5 months I had her I said I think I learned more about teaching with you than English ed. classes.”

Ruth went on to say “I fell in love with her… my husband called her my 3rd daughter.”

Jennifer Zimmerman, friend of Meghan, had some heartfelt words to share as well.

“Meghan is a friend who’s been with me through every stage of my life. The good and the bad. She was someone with who you could just be a 12-year-old with.”

Meghan’s friends told us they will make sure her legacy will lives beyond the Capital Region.