Funeral services were held today for Ruthanne Lodato, a music teacher shot and killed at her home in Alexandria.
Hundreds of people filled the sanctuary and overflow rooms at the church where she worshipped.
Described as everybody's rock, Lodato was known for her deep connections to the Alexandria community.
"Ruthanne's death has left our community with a deep sense of shock and grief," says Ken Hill of the North Ridge Citizen's Association.
Lodato is survived by her husband, Normie, and their three daughters: Lucia, Gina, and Carmen.