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Connor F. Tronerud, 15

SUTTON - Connor Francis Tronerud, 15, took his own life on Monday, December 4th, 2017, after struggling with bullying from peers.

Connor leaves his parents Jason and Teresa A. (Schiavone) Tronerud of Sutton; his brother, Kyle N. Tronerud of Sutton; his maternal grandmother, Mary A. Farrar and her husband, Arthur of Ashland; his god parents, Mary Sprino, who he affectionately called "Murl" and Corey Ferreira; two aunts, Paula Leblanc and Linda Brady; a special Auntie, Sharon Kee; great uncle and aunt, Pat Young and Sheila Young; four cousins, Matt, Sean, Meaghan and Patrick; a dear family friend, Linda Chung as well as many school friends, and especially his Camp Stonewall family. He was predeceased by his great uncle, Jim Young, and his Ninny, Carol A. Kee.

At home, Connor could most commonly be found "chillaxing" in his room with his iPad, Nintendo, and peanut butter cookies. He enjoyed going on hikes with his father; he looked to his mother for support as a confidant. He didn't hesitate to ask his brother to borrow his credit card for online shopping.

He attended Assumption School in Millbury before graduating from Our Lady of the Angels in Worcester, where he earned the highest GPA in the school's history and secured a spot in the National Junior Honor Society. He continued a trajectory of academic excellence at Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, earning Headmaster's List honors every quarter. His early high school joys included staying in the school's dormitories as a guest boarding student, helping problem solve with the Tech Crew, and playing for the Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team.

He was a member of the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Millbury where he was an altar server for many years.

Connor thoroughly enjoyed his summers, spending time at the camper with Nana, at Swift's Beach, and Disney World during his younger years. Once he turned 8, he gave up all of his other summer travel to live at Camp Stonewall, where he was happiest. He "made history" as one of just six campers to stay all summer in the program's first year. His competitive streaks included leading his "White Knights" color team to championship titles in 2012 and 2013, as well as taking on anyone and everyone at gaga. He brought a finesse to duct tape art, a determination to rocketry, and a sense of humor to the agriculture of "grassheads." Above all else, Connor helped foster an environment among peers in which being oneself and accepting others was truly "cool".

"The world has lost a remarkable young man."

Family and friends will honor Connor's life by gathering for calling hours on Sunday, Dec. 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. in St. Brigid Church, 59 N. Main Street in Millbury. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 11th at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 12 Waters Street in Millbury. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland. The family request all flowers be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to First, the White Knight Fund www.marianapolis.org/whiteknights support raised will help children with Connor's intrepid spirit have access to the summer camp he loved. Secondly, White Knight Youth Advocacy www.gofundme.com/whiteknightadvocacy funds raised will be donated to bullying prevention and self-harm awareness education. To view Connor's tribute and guestbook, please visit:

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Dec. 7 to Dec. 10, 2017.
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March 21, 2018
An amazing man, I sat next to him in class. He was truly amazing.
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February 20, 2018


A Sutton Mom.
February 19, 2018
Even though I didnt know Conner and only you mr.t I pray for you and your family
A student
Student
December 27, 2017
I just read about your loss of your son Connor. First, I am so sorry for what you are going through. This is a nightmare for you and all who knew Connor. I am sickened that this beautiful young man could see no other way to end the bullying he was receiving. I applaud you as his parents for being forthright in his obituary and stating that he felt forced to commit suicide because of bullying. If it makes one kid/adult stop and think about what bullying someone can make them do, you will have accomplished something major. This is becoming a major epidemic in the world and something has to be done to end it. I cannot fathom what you are going through...I only know that as a Mother and Grandmother, it is my worse nightmare. God be by your side.
Mother and Grandmother
December 22, 2017
I didn't know Connor, but I wish I had. I, too, was bullied as a teen, and struggled with my own self-esteem and self worth. I can only imagine the hurt you, his family and friends, must be feeling. Please know that my heart and the hearts of others are with you. Thank you, Connor, for leaving such a beautiful, powerful legacy.
Kat
December 19, 2017
Such a beautiful young man! What a loss for this earth. My heart breaks for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dave D
December 16, 2017
A little light for you, Connor
December 16, 2017
We don't know each other, but someone shared this obituary and I wanted to express how sorry I am for this tragic loss. No child should ever feel that pain. I am praying hard for your family.
Catherine Feroli
December 15, 2017
Jason, I am so saddened for you and your family. (We worked together in Uxbridge.) Ronnie Fischer
Ronnie Fischer
December 14, 2017
Our family read about Connor's death with such wrenching sorrow. We are so sad for you all and hope you are surrounded by those who will hold you in love as you grieve. What a beautiful boy and what amazing accomplishments and impacts he had in his life. His eyes and smile tell of such a beautiful and sincere heart, soul and mind. We are heartbroken for your family and our family is committed to the work of ending bullying in schools and online. No one should have to endure such pain.
Lisa Moellman
December 14, 2017
Rest In Peace Conner

Prayers to the family
Such a sad tragedy
December 14, 2017
Deepest deepest sympathy to Conners family and friends
May he Rest In Peace , while we all hope and pray fhat this family
Finds the strength to get thru this horrific time of sorrow
God bless you all
December 14, 2017
My heart broke reading your son's obituary. I'm so very sorry for this unbearable loss. He sounds like an amazing young man. Thank you for sharing his story. Hopefully it can prevent another senseless tragedy for another family. God bless you all.
A Mom
December 14, 2017
Dear Tronerud family so sorry for your loss even though we don't know each other you have our deepest sympathy during this time so sad he's gone bullying has to stop such a young and impressionable life gone I will be praying for you and your family please know your not alone in deepest sympathy Mccune family
Robin Mccune
December 14, 2017
Did not know him, but it breaks my heart. Such a great loss at such a young age. God give you peace at this painful time. My prayers are with your family.
Nancy Pagn
December 14, 2017
I have a 13 year old daughter and showed her this obituary to remind her to always be kind to others.
It's such a difficult world for kids to be growing up in today and they need to be reminded that words can hurt and that we should always be aware of how our actions can affect others.
My deepest condolences to you all - there are no words...
A mom
December 14, 2017
As a high school counselor, I cannot imagine how you feel and how Connor was left with such a decision. It saddens and sickens me that a school in which he attended could not support him in an inclusive way that echoed your support at home. I also feel saddened for his brother at RWU who couldn't be there every minute to protect him. I too had a younger brother who was bullied and it lasts through adulthood. I still protect him. lastly, I have two sons and I cannot imagine what you as parents are dealing with and its' magnitude but THANK YOU for sharing his story and more importantly CONNOR! With love- Just a dad.
December 14, 2017
God Bless
December 14, 2017
Your pain is in my heart. Depression and cancer killed my daughter, and changed her personality in the last two years of her life. It will never get better, the years will pass and you will slowly learn to move forward. Peace.
Lydia Bogar
December 14, 2017
so very very sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers
paula rothman
December 14, 2017
My heart aches that you felt this was the only alternative. I truly believe that you're now safe in the loving and protective arms of our Lord.

I pray for your family, and those who knew and love you.
Joan Maberry
December 14, 2017
Such as loss he sounded like an amazing kid. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Paul Beliveau
December 13, 2017
I'm a 58 year old gay male having grown up in a small, coastal town in SE Mass. I wasn't bullied badly but even a little hurts, leaves a scar and unpleasant memories which never leave. I'm sure Connor was a great kid; smart, friendly, talented, likable. His story saddens me greatly. My heart goes out to his friends and family and I truly hope that he is now at peace. - Art Blackburn,
New Marlborough, MA
Art Blackburn
December 13, 2017
I didn't know you but your story touched my heart! I hope your story helps Bullies realize the effect they have on people and that it needs to stop NOW rip!
Laurel Patten
December 12, 2017
I don't know you, but I grew up in OLA parish. I am just numb reading about Connor's Death. My heart aches for you. As a parent, there is no greater pain. The obituary, sharing the truth, was truly courageous. May Connor Rest In Peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May your faith give you comfort.
Maureen O'Rourke
December 12, 2017
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. It is unimaginable that such a beautiful, talented soul can be gone because of bullying. There are no words. May God bless you and comfort you.
Anne
December 12, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. There has to be something done for all of this bullying in all our of our school systems. Its not right that our children can not feel safe while in school. I hope your family is blessed with faith and love to deal with your loss. God bless you guys
Iralis Stone
December 12, 2017
Such a tragic loss for your family and for our world. I don't know you or your child, but I'm grieved to tears. My own son is a couple of years younger than your precious Connor and was very bullied in a school that has a "zero tolerance policy" on bullying. Thankfully, we were able to move him into a private school this year where he's free to be himself. May Connor's life continue to shine on in all who loved him. I honor him...and you, for raising such a wonderful young man.
Carla
December 11, 2017
Im sorry, I just have no words. Im overwhelmed by this. We have to do something to make this stop. We have to do something.
Christine
December 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
December 11, 2017
I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you. He has a wonderful smile. I'm just so sorry for your loss and your pain. You are in my prayers.
Patty Needham
Friend
December 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I have a child in High School who comes home almost daily with tales of how mean kids can be. Started in Middle school and continues. It is so common with all the social media today. Schools need to punish the bullies and parents need to check your children's Instagram and snap chats and explain how words can hurt. I hope your message is heard.
May he Rest In Peace
A Sutton parent
December 11, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. May Connor Rest In Peace and the family find strength through love and support.
Jennifer
December 11, 2017
What a remarkable young man! His eyes sparkle with light, clearly revealing a beautiful soul. How fortunate that he was on this earth to share his remarkable spirit with those who knew and loved him.
My very dearest condolences to his family whose hearts are broken. My own heart breaks reading his story; how bullying caused such a tragic loss of this wonderful, talented, and vibrant young man. May Conner be in the loving arms of our Father. May he continue to shine his wonderful light on those he loved and cared for him in this world.
I pray that Connor is at peace and with our Lord. God Bless Connor and all of his family.
Irina MacPhee
December 11, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that does not help ease the pain.
Connor, you sweet child, may you rest in peace and your memory live forever. I promise you that I will work as long as I live, to combat bullying and bring it to an end. Nobody should have to experience bullying.
xo
Jules Barham
December 11, 2017
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. Losing a child is the ultimate pain. My heart breaks for all your family. Such a tragic loss. You are in my prayers.
Celeste
December 11, 2017
So very sorry for the loss of this gifted young man.
April Steele
December 11, 2017
Such a handsome and smart boy, Sorry this happened to you.
Rest In Peace Connor
December 11, 2017
My heart goes out to your family. Such a beautiful child to be taken away so young.
December 11, 2017
My children went to Camp Stonewall with Connor and all 3 have only the most wonderful words to say about him. I cannot begin to imagine the depth of the loss your family is facing right now. Sending love and light to Connor's family and friends.
Elyssa Miller
December 11, 2017
I didn't know Connor but I have been so touched by his obituary. As a parent, I cannot conceive of the hurt and pain you are all feeling. My prayers are with you all. He was clearly a remarkable young man with so much to offer the rest of us in this world. Gone far too soon but I have a feeling he will never be forgotten by many, even those of us that never knew him. Bless you all as you navigate this loss and may you somehow find peace in the days ahead. I'm so very sorry.
A Mom
December 11, 2017
so very sorry for your loss
December 11, 2017
I do not know you, but I know the love of family. My heart goes out to all of Connor's family and friends. Wishing you peace somehow around this extraordinary loss. Pat Carbotti, Newport RI
December 11, 2017
So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful life. You touched so many. I do not know this young man but through this page I know he he was loved by those who knew him. Thank you for being brave to bring light to such a dark subject so many children are affected by. May happy memories fill your hearts.
Just a mom
December 11, 2017
Our entire family was saddened by the news and would like to share our deepest sympathy. My 3 kids attended Camp Stonewall with Connor. Each of them told me how great a person Connor was and how much they will miss him. A testament to his positive impact on others who knew him, especially considering my kids live in Montana and have not seen him in over a year and a half. We truly are sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Crowley
December 11, 2017
I will be praying for your family. It is absolutely devastating to lose a family member over bullying. It takes courage to name it outright and I salute your courage. May God's presence comfort you in the midst of this unimaginable tragedy. Rev.Sue Yarber, St. Louis, MO
December 11, 2017
So very, very sorry about Connor, and the suffering all of you are experiencing. All of you are, and will remain, in our prayers.

Love,
A Marianapolis/Camp Stonewall Family
December 11, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy in lost of Connor. May the love of family and friends get you through this difficult time.
Christopher Teixeira and Family
December 11, 2017
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 11, 2017
Truly a Courageous obituary, may others learn from it. Seems Connor was an exceptional young man, loved by many, may he rest in Peace.
Anonymous
December 11, 2017
Sending prayers. Sorry for your loss.
Colleen Harvey-Michon
December 11, 2017
Tronerud family.
so so very sorry .this is a tragedy. I didn't know Conner but I read this and printed it. I am numb over this .that such a smart young person has to be pushed so far.MY words wont help heal but this sad sad story will be shared as well as his accomplishments. to try and prevent all unacceptable bulling tactics .
shocked beyond words
December 11, 2017
I am so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of your precious loss of Connor. Know you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to all of you.
Rest in peace dear Connor, rest in peace.
Beth Duffey
December 11, 2017


May you rest in peace sweet young man.
December 11, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. I did not know him and I do not know you, but my heart is absolutely broken for you. May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.


Kerry C. <3
December 11, 2017
How can your heart not break for this young man and for his family? Please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy - I never knew Connor and don't know his family, but as a mother and grandmother I'm in tears at his loss.
Linda Doherty
December 11, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Wanda Tymrakiewicz
December 10, 2017
Although I do not know your family, I am heartsick reading the obituary of your precious child. The worst possible nightmare of any parent. Your son clearly had so much to offer this world, and so much love to share, that you must be devastated by his loss. I can only send prayers for strength; I ask God to hold you in His arms. I pray that somehow, loving memories of your darling boy will manage to sustain you during this dark and horrible time. I cannot imagine your grief. Please know that your family is not alone in mourning his loss. We must stand shoulder to shoulder to obliterate bullying. It cannot and must not be allowed to continue. One loss is one loss too many! I will keep you in my prayers, and beseech our Heavenly Father to help you find peace. God bless you all.
Jolee Rengo, formerly of Barre, MA
December 10, 2017
I'm so sorry for your lost. I just lost my dad in August. I know he misses his kids on earth so much.. I am 100% positive that he is helping to take care of all of the kids in heaven. God Bless you Connor. I'm so sorry for the pain that you had to live with on earth.
Laura
December 10, 2017
GOD has gained another angle, I am so sorry for your loss.
December 10, 2017
I am so sorry to read of your loss. Conner looks like a very wonderful young man.

Your family is in my prayers.
December 10, 2017
Katherine Hughes
December 10, 2017
All my love to you & your family. What an extraordinary young man. I feel so bad that this happened... please know I will be praying for all of you. May peace be with Connor.
A Mom Who cares
December 10, 2017
I am so sorry to read of your amazing son's passing. It is very sad that at such a young age he felt such pain. May he now find peace.
A Parent
December 10, 2017
I do not know your son or family but, my heart feels heavy and sad for your loss. There are no words that could ease your pain but, know there are other parents saying prayers for your son and family today. May God provide all of you grace, strength and peace. I am very sorry for the loss of your gifted son. A mom.
December 10, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss.
A Mom
December 10, 2017
Sadness doesn't describe the feeling i have for Conner and his family. I am a total stranger ,but am shook to the core over his death especially the circumstances around it. May we all treat eachother with kindness and respect. God bless all of Conners family. mi
Wil Guglielmello
December 10, 2017
I am heartbroken for this family. I am so saddened by this. This has to stop. God bless you all.
RIP sweet boy.
Community
December 10, 2017
Our deepest sympathies on such a loss. You are all in our prayers.
Tom & Cathy Johnson
December 10, 2017
So so sorry for your loss he was a great kid and we will always remember him running around Sutton falls campground
The janton family
December 10, 2017
I am truly saddened by the loss of another child due to bullying. The world has lost an amazing young man with a bright future ahead of him. May he rest in peace and may his family find the strength they need to get through this tough time. God Bless.

A Mom and Grandmother
jill thompson
December 10, 2017
To all of Connor's family,
I am so sorry to read this,and pray for your whole family as you go through this sadness. R.I.P. Connor, you will be MISSED so MUCH, by MORE people than you know,you were a smart and handsome young man. We sure lost a wonderful kid in this world,but heaven gained an angel.
A Friend
December 10, 2017
Sweet young man, may angels wipe away your tears and take away sorrow forever.....amen.
A grandma of a bullied 13 yo young man...
Dorothy Chesna
December 9, 2017
I ask so deeply sorry for your loss.
Deb w
December 9, 2017
So very sorry for the loss of your son. Nancy Frerichs.(Devlins Nana)
December 9, 2017
Tronerud family-
This is such a heartbreaking loss, and I am truly sorry. Connor sounds like an amazing person, and despite never having the pleasure of meeting him, I am so hurt and upset over such a loss.
Jesse
December 9, 2017
In the arms of the angles sweet boy.
Alexis Gouzoules
December 9, 2017
May you Rest In Peace Connor. My heart breaks for your family. No child should have to go through this.
A Mom
December 9, 2017
Dearest Teresa, Jason and Kyle,
Sorry doesn't even begin to express the sorrow in our hearts for your unthinkable loss. An entire world of parents mourn with you. Connor was an exceptional young man and deserved all the respect and kindness he afforded to everyone.
May his passing not be in vain. May all who knew him stop, think, remember and honor him. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are yours. God bless.


Claudia & Jason Dexter
December 9, 2017
Memories never leave us. Love remains in our hearts even when broken. Connor was a beautiful gift to this world and now he will walk with God for eternity,never to suffer for another minute.
A member of MPrep Class of 2019
December 9, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss.
Genevieve Dullaghan
December 9, 2017
My dear Teresa , Jason and Kyle

I want to express my sadness at this time , echoing your many friends and loved ones.I have so many pictures of Kyle and Connor and I remember all our conversations about them , and how proud you were of all their accomplishments.Please be assured of my prayerful and loving support of your family.
Annie Abraham
December 9, 2017
As a mother first and a teacher second, my heart is broken that this beautiful child had to endure such cruelty. Although we have never met, I am keeping your family in my prayers and sending love your way. May God rest his beautiful soul.
Mom of Three
December 9, 2017
My heart aches at he loss of your beautiful boy. A child any of us would be so proud to call our own . May god hold him in the palm of his hand and take away his pain. May his family and loved ones somehow find the peace and strength for the road ahead. Ever parent should sit with their child today and explain what bulling is and how it effects families . Please accept my deepest sympathy.
a mom and grandmother
December 9, 2017
Tronerud family,
There are few words to express the deep heartbreak we feel for your loss as parents. We pray that you will find comfort in each other in the days ahead and in knowing that Connor is at peace. His infectious smile and presence at MPrep will be greatly missed.
Melissa, Jeff and Olivia Duncan
December 9, 2017
So sorry for your loss. We remember taking Connor's First Communion pictures.

Armand and Dolores White.
December 9, 2017
To Connor's Family, I am truly saddened by Connor's passing. It is uncalled for and horrible. He was an amazing boy and I am deeply sorry for your sadness and loss.
Cindy Chouinard
December 9, 2017
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son.
A Mom
December 9, 2017
Lisa
December 9, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your brillant, caring and loving young man....
December 9, 2017
So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. It is an awful tragidy to lose a child.if children and adults alike could only realize they are chosing a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I will pray for your son and you his family.
Anonymous
December 9, 2017
My heart breaks for you and your family. May you find comfort in all your happy memories of this amazing young man. I am so sorry that you and other families have to go thru this. I pray some day that all forms of bulling will end.
a mom & grand-mother
December 9, 2017
May Connor reside now in everlasting Peace and Joy in the loving embrace of our Lord, and may the Peace of the Holy Spirit come upon your family to fortify and sustain you with Hope and Love, to Comfort and Guide you; and, may the Power of the Most High overshadow you with Mercy and Bless you all with the fruits of the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary.
Tom Creamer
December 9, 2017
My heart breaks for the loss of your sweet boy. Rest In Peace Sweet Connor ❤
A Mom
December 9, 2017
Tragic and saddened by the loss of your son.I know the headache me pain this loss brings. My your on R.I.P.
December 9, 2017
My heart aches for you. May you find solace in your faith.
A Mom
December 9, 2017
My heart is broken at the loss of your son and heartache your family is feeling but know that many moms and dad's out there who do not know your family or knew your son at hurting with you as well as we all know the love of a parent to a child. May God comfort you now and always. A Millbury Dad
December 9, 2017
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December 9, 2017
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