A Memorial to Michelle Gardner-Quinn Guestbook
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This guestbook has been archived as of January 2010 and is no longer active.

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Name: C Schubert
E-mail: schuby5@comcast.net
Date: Tuesday, October 13th 2009 - 08:21:03 PM

Today is the third anniversry of that terrible day when they found you. I never met you but will never forget you.

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Name: Nathaniel
Date: Wednesday, October 7th 2009 - 06:24:37 PM

I just looked at the calendar and realized another year has gone by.

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Name: Helene'
E-mail: watergirl711@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 12:27:01 PM

thanks for helping in New Orleans(my home) beautiful one! You were making it safe for all who return.

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Name: Stacey Wylie
E-mail: stacey.wylie@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 4th 2009 - 11:32:28 AM

A special blessing to all young women. Live your life to the fullest for Michelle.

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Name: Pete Hanbury
E-mail: piotr5@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 08:26:31 AM

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Name: Jessica
Date: Thursday, March 12th 2009 - 02:31:48 AM

Wherever you are I hope you know that none of us have forgotten you. We'll see you again soon Meesh.

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Name: JM
E-mail: CO1Firefighter1@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 1st 2009 - 01:25:46 AM

I was a Correctional Officer working for the State of Vermont DOC. Occasionaly I was assigned to guard Inmate Rooney. I learned and became involved with Michelle's story...she seemed like a lovely young girl. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Michelle. As for Mr. Rooney, I can assure everyone that he is getting exactly what he deserves. Again, my heart goes out to you all...

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Name: K Bush
Date: Tuesday, November 4th 2008 - 05:40:09 PM

I just read this story and am so deeply touched at what a wonderful and happy person Michelle was. Her photos remind me of my own children and it brings me to tears. We must continue to fight for legislation to protect our children.

May God bless your family with even more warm memories of your little girl.

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Name: Tom Devine
E-mail: tlk3187@yahoo.com
Homepage: http://justice4jenna.org/
Date: Tuesday, November 4th 2008 - 01:26:17 PM

Dear Family and Friends of Michelle,

Just read about Michelle on the news. I have three daughters and Michelle's pictures remind me very much of my ten-year-old. It brings it home.

I'm sorry you had to play such a terrible role in life's dark side.

Thoughts are with you.

The Devine's in North Carolina

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Name: Krister Johnson
E-mail: krister@mymnpro.com
Date: Tuesday, November 4th 2008 - 12:32:15 PM

What a gift you are. While you visited us for too short a time on earth, those who were inspired by your life have passed on so much to help educate the greater world. Look down upon us and help inspire us to live and act with a greater respect for this earth!

Thank you and I hope to meet you someday when I reach my final reward (God willing).

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Name: Sonam
E-mail: sonam_1206@yahoo.co.in
Date: Friday, October 24th 2008 - 04:56:43 AM

i feel so sad for you Michelle, but happy to know that u r still smilling somewhere not near us but to a better place then we are in, u have God there with you every moment.please reply me soon

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Name: Preston M.
E-mail: fpreston06@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, October 18th 2008 - 06:20:27 AM

I had no idea who Michelle was until reading this tragic story, I now know there are good people still out there regardless of age, race, gender or where they came from. Being the father of a beautiful 11 year old I only pray that she will grow to be as kind, thoughtful and caring as Michelle. My prayers are with you, the family, and to all those who were fortunate enough to be a part of her life in the short time she was on earth. I thank Michelle for wanting to 'make a difference' and I thank her family for sharing her story with all to see. The best thing any of us can do, perhaps, is to honor her with making a true difference ourselves now and the now should start today, not tomorrow.

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Name: John Ruppert
E-mail: rj0464@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, October 18th 2008 - 02:35:15 AM

My prayers are with Michelle and her family. God Bless.

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Name: jonathan andreoni
E-mail: jonathan@heavenlgourmetcoffee.com
Homepage: http://heavenlygourmetcoffee.com/
Date: Saturday, October 18th 2008 - 01:32:51 AM

Michelle seemed like a remarkable woman who touched many lives in a positive way, may God bless her soul.

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Name: Karen Wright
E-mail: karenrenoosy@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 - 11:41:08 PM

May God Bless You which I know He is at this very moment! You are in a far better place than any of us can ever imagine in our lifetime here on earth; with Jesus.

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Name: Billie Bryant
E-mail: cptbillie@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 - 05:17:44 PM

I just stopped by Michelle's webpage out of curiosity.
She was obviously a very pretty, talented, and intelligent girl. I feel so heart broken about what happened to her. My heart goes out to you (her family). Please take care and God Bless.

Arlington Virginia

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Name: Patty Green
E-mail: pattygreen@tds.net
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 - 03:30:41 PM

I accientlly came across this news clip today about her death. I am from mississippi, and my brother was also killed in 2000, He was 41 years old.I had to hold the tears back at work. Thinking about her, and why did he have to kill her.So full of life. her killer got what he deseved in this life but his punishment his far from being over. I pray for her family. My brother had a fairly long life, but she never even got started, I think she was so beautiful,and I plan To vist this sight more often. May the Lord Bless you always.

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Name: Paula judge
E-mail: ttprincess32@comcast.net
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 - 03:27:40 PM

Im so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

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Name: Dan
E-mail: DanielEStein@gmail.com
Date: Saturday, October 11th 2008 - 11:00:03 PM

Although I didn't know her for very long, I am so thankful for the time that I did have with Michelle. We lived next to each other while she was at Goucher. I have the green ribbon that I was given at the memorial service hanging from my backpack and I think about how thankful I am that I knew her and how sad I am that she is no longer with us. I found this site and it made me happy to see that some good has come from this horrible event.

Michelle, I miss you!

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Name: Devin
E-mail: DevinLilly21@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, October 8th 2008 - 03:50:32 PM

Its been two years since you were taken from us and it still feels like just last week we were running around arlington having fun. I have kept you so close to my heart and know this will not fade. Your inspiration and spirit is very much alive in each of us. Much Love, Devin

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Name: Nat Bell
E-mail: nbell91@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, October 6th 2008 - 05:10:36 PM

You and my sister were such good friends. You were and still remain a special person to me and many others. I've watched the way my sister and your circle of friends have dealt with all this and you would be very proud as they have turned it into something truly positive and inspirational. All of is a living testament to you and type of person that you were and what you reflected on others.

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Name: Dormary Rojas
E-mail: dormary_dry@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, September 18th 2008 - 08:47:41 PM

Comments: I didn't meet her, but i know someone who met her since she was in her mommy's tummy...and ive read alottttt about her..so is like i met her...she was a WODERFUL girl, besides she was more than pretty!! she was amazing!!! and he cause was just as perfect as her!...rest in peace michelle! =]

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Name: Nicolai Laursen
E-mail: Nicolai.k.laursen@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday, July 29th 2008 - 07:21:14 PM

Have read about Michelle for the first time tonight. A beautyfull life lost. May her memory last. From Denmark.

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Name: Cindie
E-mail: coreyncindie@aol.com
Date: Thursday, July 10th 2008 - 06:00:10 PM

I just wanted to send my deepest sympathy to Michelle's family. She seems to be a very caring and respectful young woman that knew what she was going to do with her life and only improve the world in which we all share.
Even though I never knew Michelle in life, I have come to know her through her very sad and impactable story.
I feel that the world is an emptier place without Michelle in it. I have no doubt that she would have accomplished every one of her goals that she had set forth for herself.
I have lost my father and brother, so I know how completely empty and void the world can feel after death. The best things you can do is keep her alive, just like you have so that other people, such as myself, can come to know a truely beautiful human being.
Thank you for the opportunity for signing her book.
Love in Christ,

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Name: sue
E-mail: marinesmom@comcast.net
Date: Thursday, July 10th 2008 - 12:14:38 PM

god bless Michelles family and friends

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Name: Miguel Angel Barajas
E-mail: atlaz1986@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, June 12th 2008 - 04:39:05 PM

excuse me for my bad spelling and ways of putting words together I am still learning english!! i am from Ellensburg washington and it shoked me to see this kind of thing happen! but a girl that is loved by so many people has to be an Angel just like Angels shes in heaven carring for her loved ones! i hope that shes never forgeten! i never met her but i have read about her and i my self feel like shes should be a part of every one and help us stop this kind of crimes!! GOD BLESS you all!!

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Name: Heather
E-mail: bovey70@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 23rd 2008 - 09:18:06 AM

I am so happy that justice has been served. I didn't know you, but from what I've read and heard, you were an incredible person! I'm sure you're doing great things up in Heaven.

Finally, you can rest in peace Michelle.

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Name: Courtney Rafferty
E-mail: cgodfrey8104@gmail.com
Date: Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 07:30:28 PM

My condolances to Michelle's Family and friends. Though I didn't know her personally I feel that I have been allowed into her world through the news here in Vermont and on the internet. I too am living life without one of my children. Although his passing was not of such a violent nature, it has still changed my life forever. May your family thrive knowing that your beautiful daughter, sister, and friend will be watching over you forever.

RIP Michelle and watch over my beautiful son Logan.

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Name: Deena
E-mail: deenamf@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, May 21st 2008 - 05:41:24 PM

Beautiful website. My thoughts and prayers are with your family throughout this trial and as we move forward. Michelle was a virbtant, tender soul and led the life she wanted while she was here with us. I remember her always being an upstanding person, and I see she accomplished a lot since high school. Her memory will never die,a nd she has touched many more individuals than just people in Arlington or Vermont who knew her.
I want you guys to know that you will see her again, and she is never very far.
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Name: Amanda
E-mail: alhinnj@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, May 16th 2008 - 05:35:28 AM

To the family and friends of Michelle:
I can only imagine what you are going through, and the times that you have already faced. But be strong, justice will prevail! I have been so moved by your family, and your stories. I only wish to have met such a powerful, inspirational woman!

My thoughts and prayers are with you!

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Name: Heather Kmetz
E-mail: heatherkmetz@surfglobal.net
Date: Tuesday, May 13th 2008 - 05:23:30 PM

Always remember the special person Michelle was. Her light will always shine on in your hearts. Her tender life was
cut so short, much too soon. I am a parent myself and I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child. I believe that her spirit will always be with you. Her beautiful smile the sunshine of your life. Take care and hold time to the wonderful memories you have. She is safe in the hands of God.

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Name: lupe
Date: Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 09:39:42 AM

I miss her terribly. please give her parents and family all your prayers for this trial that lies ahead. However hard it is to deal with Michelle's horrible murder, facing Rooney is just another injustice heaped on a family that has already gone through so much.

No one should be able to take away a woman as beautiful inside and out as Michelle, and if they do, justice must be served. Had he be stopped much earlier as he should have instead of getting away with horrendous crimes, she would not be dead today. People of Vermont, all people who love their family and cant imagine this happening to them,keep her family strong during the trial in May in Rutland or let them grieve, whatever it takes, through your prayers, meditation, love in your heart and doing acts of unconditional kindness as Michelle did her whole life. She helped so many and so loved, its the least we can do. It cant bring her back but no one with a record like that should be able to ......

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Name: D.
E-mail: donald.chapell@gmail.com
Date: Saturday, March 1st 2008 - 12:37:25 AM

Comments: Wow, what a wonderful website. I can't sleep, and was thinking about the impact that Michelle had on so many - and now has on so many more.

She is missed, and will always be that shining light in the sky for all who knew her.


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Name: Julian
Date: Thursday, February 28th 2008 - 01:36:33 AM

Michelle lived on my floor last year. I never had the chance to say more than hello in the few short weeks that we lived 10 feet from each other. I'm sad that all I'll know of her is that picture that hung on the wall of the hallway with the word "missing" on it. Even though I didn't know you, I'll never forget who you are as long as I live. It is definitely a strange feeling. Thanks to the people who set up this website and her foundation. It is nice to know that people around the country who have no connection to this are still so caring and supportive. Rest in peace, Michelle

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Name: Ryan Morton
E-mail: rmortonrj2250@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, February 27th 2008 - 09:08:40 PM

The page looks great. I just want to thank everyone who is involved with keeping Michelle's spirit alive!

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Name: Esin
E-mail: eozdag@verizon.net
Date: Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 10:55:12 AM

There was always something special about her, about her beautiful eyes, she was so friendly and fun. I will really miss her. At least people are making a positive difference on her behalf, and that is what she would have wanted. Because of her I'm going to try much harder to be a better person, especially to our environment. We all love and miss you, Michelle.

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Name: Toby Quinn
E-mail: toby.quinn@comcast.net
Date: Friday, January 4th 2008 - 02:45:10 PM

I followed this story from across the country. I don't remember how I first learned of it, maybe it was the name resembelance that caught my eye. From the beginning, the power of her soul through her eyes in the pictures drew me in and kept me concerned. As I heard more of her disapearance I thought this can't be, nothing awful can happen here, not to her. And I hoped- that she would be ok, that she would be found ok. Then I remember feeling suspicious, of that man and his lies. Then I was sad and have stayed that way in the back of my mind, in the corner of my heart somewhere since. And then I was mad at how someone could do something so awful to such a spark, such a flower. Mad at the potential lost, the life not lived. And then I felt alone with all those emotions, just someone on the other side of the country reading news stories every day till they sputtered out, but always remembering. Now look, I return, tugged by the memory that continues to linger and I see that her energy, her life force has been spinning out- creating, morphing, growing. A positive, she perseveres as hope, as energy eternal . . . I didn't even know you, I'm glad there is this positive, but I miss you, miss not having you in the place you were supposed to be where I never would have known of you but where you would just be doing your good, your thing. I just wanted to join the community of people connected to you. It's nice not to feel so alone with your loss.

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Name: Casey
E-mail: gaia227@hotmail.com
Date: Friday, December 28th 2007 - 11:01:33 AM

I never met Michelle but I am connected to her through our shared love and passion towards the preservation of the earth and it's inhabitants. I'm heartbroken that such an intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate woman who was on the road to becoming a powerful voice and activist was taken from us. Why does it always seem to be the kindred spirits who are taken - or does it seem that way because there just are a lot of kindred spirits here? I hope that is case. In Michelle's case I don't have hope that is the case - I know it is.

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Name: Jerry Ellison
E-mail: futsalcoach@gmail.com
Date: Friday, November 9th 2007 - 02:52:03 PM

It's wonderful to see what a positive impact Michelle continues to have on the world. She was truly a beautiful person.

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Name: Kristen
Date: Wednesday, October 10th 2007 - 09:36:02 PM


Although I was never able to meet you, you have truly had an impact on my life. You are in my thoughts every day. Thank you for being such a beautiful, inspiring soul. We all miss you so very much.

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Name: Andrew
E-mail: ahartfor@uvm.edu
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 11:12:58 PM

Wonderful website
We miss you more than you know.

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Name: maria
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 06:26:59 PM

Dearest Michelle,

When you went missing, I couldn't stop thinking about you; I just knew it was something bad. When I was your age, I too studied abroad in Costa Rica, travelled through Central America and Mexico and later found myself working in South America.

Nine years passed and I found myself back in Costa Rica - it was 2004 and I had found a temporary teaching position. Long-story-short, I was violently assaulted by our community counterpart; today this man sits in prison. I fought for justice and I won. Now one less rapist is off the streets.

Oh how I wish that the women Brian Rooney had victimized in the past had come forward; however, we know all too well the pain and fear that accompanies sexual abuse and we cannot judge their reasons why. I am sorry that it is because of the end of your bright light, this man will spend his life in jail. I wish we could have spared you.

Your nosering, hazel eyes and passion for the remind me of my very own; as your sister, I will keep fighting for you in this life and see you in the next one.

with love,

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Name: Josh
E-mail: teleskier29@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 09:58:38 AM

What a tragedy to have such a wonderful person taken from us at such a young age-- I know Michelle's legacy will live on. . . .


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Name: Megan
E-mail: megan.rees@goucher.edu
Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 12:18:07 AM

I wrote this article last year for my school newspaper.


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Name: Wendy MacAuley
E-mail: wmacaule@uvm.edu
Date: Monday, October 8th 2007 - 08:56:50 PM

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Name: Vanessa S
E-mail: vburke@uvm.edu
Date: Monday, October 8th 2007 - 04:15:51 PM

for numerous times since you have moved on, you have been in my thoughts. I want to share with you and pas on my love, admiration, and hope that your spirit continues to touch souls.

here's to missing you*!~