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Katherine O'Donnell

Seekonk, Mass.

Katherine O'Donnell liked going to see plays, especially musicals. But it wasn't the music that brought her to The Station in West Warwick Thursday night—it was the chance for the 26-year-old to catch up with friends.

O'Donnell wasn't a fan of the band Great White, said her older brother, Patrick O'Donnell, but joined a large group for a night out. "She liked going out with her friends and having a good time, so it was more about being with them than seeing the band," he said yesterday.

She grew up in East Providence, the third youngest of seven children, and moved to Seekonk with her family when she was 12. Although she had graduated from St. Mary's Bay View Academy in East Providence and had worked for several years as a medical assistant in Riverside Pediatrics in East Providence, she still lived with her parents, John and Carol, in Seekonk.

"She liked her job and being with her family and friends — just the normal stuff," Patrick said. "Not that anything's normal right now."