Wellesley Mourns Lacrosse Star Killed in Crash

Connor Darcey, a Wellesley High School lacrosse star who was killed in a crash Friday in the North End section of Boston, was remembered during his funeral Monday as a quiet leader with a never-ending zest for life.

Darcey was 21 years old. He was a sophomore at Penn State, where he was majoring in communications and science. He played goalie for the school’s lacrosse team.

A 27-year-old man was also killed in the crash, which police said happened at about 3 a.m. on Commercial Street. A third man, 21, was seriously injured. Their identities have not yet been released.

Hundreds turned out for Darcy’s funeral Monday morning in Wellesley:
“His love of family and friends, boundless energy and broadest of smiles are his legacy,” his obituary reads. “Connor was a force of nature with a contagious zest for life; a young man of great humility, a quiet leader respected by his peers and a great friend to all who knew him.”

“Our hearts go out to Connor Darcey’s family, teammates, friends and everyone who knew him,” Penn State wrote in a statement. It’s a very sad day. The Penn State family has suffered a tremendous loss and we are deeply saddened. Our thoughts and prayers are with Connor’s family, friends, fellow students and the men’s lacrosse family.”