Funerals Thursday for 4 kids, teacher shot at Sandy Hook
By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press December 20, 2012 9:06AM
Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. Barden was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Updated: December 20, 2012 9:06AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. — More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school.
Funerals are scheduled Thursday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard and Jesse Lewis.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning in Katonah, N.Y., for teacher Anne Marie Murphy.
A memorial service has been scheduled for teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau.
In addition, the families of 6-year-old Olivia Rose Engel and behavioral therapist Rachel Marie D’Avino have calling hours Thursday.
At least nine funerals and wakes were held Wednesday, and more are planned.
Gunman Adam Lanza burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, killing 20 children and six adults before committing suicide.