Mechanicville, N.Y. - Saturday a community came together to mourn and remember the life of a Mechanicville man who was shot and killed in Schaghticoke just days before Christmas. Nearly 100 people came out to Talmadge Park in Mechanicville to honor 24-year-old Chris Cammuso's life.
Lanterns lined a pathway shedding light on a dark time. Candles were a bittersweet reminder of the way friends and family say Chris lit up the their lives.
"I'm just really happy that everybody showed up tonight," said Maddi Rice.
As Maddi Rice held back tears she was often comforted by memories.
"He was amazing. He was smiley. He was happy and cheerie and always told everybody no worries," said Rice.
Friends say he was a man that always took care of his family and friends and always brought joy wherever he went.
"Just a lot of life he packed a lot of life in those 24 years," said Dave Decker of Cohoes.
A new life is what Chris brought into the world just four short months ago when his daughter Edyn was born.
"He was their dad. He loved them. Just him being there for them is what I'll miss the most," said Rice.
Chris played in a local band. Friends say he was popular, easy going and will be forever missed.
"He'd be really happy to see everybody out and he'd be telling everybody to cheer up be happy. Cheer up remember the good times," said Decker.
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