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Remembering Elizabeth Lee


Funeral services were held this past Thursday for Elizabeth Lee, a Grace Church School staff member who was reportedly shot dead by a onetime boyfriend as she arrived for work on Cooper Square on Nov. 2.

“Lee-Herman was described as a loving friend and dedicated employee whose involvement in the school started when her own kids attended it,” according to Patch.

The Grace Church School paper has more remembrances here.

School administrators also established a trust to help provide for the education and other critical needs, such as medical coverage, of her children, Sasha and Hunter. In less than a week, the crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $116,000.

Lee, who was 56, lived on the Upper East Side. She had just docked a Citi Bike when Vincent Verdi reportedly approached her and shot her twice. He then shot himself in the head. Verdi, 62, was last listed in critical condition at Bellevue.

According to the Daily News, Verdi spent four months stalking and harassing Lee. Police had arrested him previously for stalking, per the News. She had an order of protection barring him from contacting her, which was in place the morning he shot her.

Patch reported that Verdi had not been charged as of Thursday.



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