Edgewater Seeking Closure

Steven Casco places a photograph of his friend Jennifer Bragg Capobianco on a memorial outside Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Mass. shooting, McDermott
As their colleagues headed back to work at the scene of last week's bloody rampage, three slain Edgewater Technology employees were laid to rest Tuesday.

Funerals were held for Jennifer Capobianco, 29, Janice Hagerty, 46, and Cheryl Troy, 50.

A bishop attending Capobianco's funeral said one of the most tragic things about her death is that her ten-week-old daughter won't know her. She had just returned from maternity leave.

Meanwhile, the survivors of the shooting returned to the offices in Wakefield, Mass., where it took place.

Most had little to say to reporters and cameras as they strode through bitter cold to enter the building. One worker, Fred Brown, struck a note of determination and defiance, saying, "We're not going to let him change our lives."

Others stressed the need to heal and their pride in the Internet consulting company.

Software tester Michael McDermott is charged with staging the bloody assault on fellow employees on the day after Christmas, allegedly because the company was about to start garnishing his wages for back taxes sought by the Internal Revenue Service.

McDermott, 42, is being held without bail at the Middlesex County jail on murder charges.

The 140 employees had permission to work from home or from the company's Peabody or Manchester, N.H., offices.

Cleaning crews that specialize in trauma and crime scenes worked over the weekend to try to erase any trace of the tragedy at the building.

Counseling is to be provided at the office; and the mezzanine area, where most of the slayings took place, has been blocked off, company spokesman Jason Ouellette said.

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