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Funeral Plans for Newtown Victims

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 2:35 PM EDT
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Funeral Plans for Newtown Victims

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Teddy bears sit along a wall in Newtown in tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

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Funerals have been planned for many of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

For those wishing to attend:

James Mattioli

The Mattioli family received friends at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home in Monroe on Monday, Dec. 17 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 with burial to follow at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in James' memory to the James R. Mattioli Memorial Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470.

Jack Pinto

The funeral was held at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown at 1 p.m. on Monday. Burial followed at Newtown Village Cemetery, 22 Elm Drive in Newtown. A visitation and wake will be private. The crowd for the 6-year-old boy's funeral was so large, the building couldn't fit everyone who wanted to pay their respects to the little boy who loved football and the Giants' Victor Cruz.

Noah Pozner

The funeral was held on Monday at Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road in Fairfield. Family greeted the public from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by a burial at B'nai Israel Cemetery at 472 Moose Hill Avenue in Monroe. He was remembered as kind, caring, smart, funny and sometimes even a little mischievous.

Jessica Rekos

A funeral was held on Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church at 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown at 12 p.m. Burial followed at St. Rose Cemetery on Cherry Street at the corner of Black Cherry Lane. A visitation and wake will be private.

Charlotte Bacon

Friends may visit with Charlotte's family on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 4 p.m. to 7p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Her funeral service will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. also at the church, followed by her burial in Newtown Village Cemetery. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, is in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charlotte's memory may be sent to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.

Daniel Barden

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Road in Newtown. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Road in Newtown. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery on Cherry Street at the corner of Black Cherry Lane.

Victoria Soto

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 p.m., to 8 p.m., at Adzima Funeral Home at 50 Paradise Green Place in Stratford. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Lordship Community Church at 190 Prospect Drive in Stratford. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Stratford. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Fund for Education, through the Funeral Home.

Chase Kowalski

His family will receive friends at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with prayer vigil's being held throughout the afternoon. Chase's family would like to request the public visitation end at 5:45 to allow them a brief period of privacy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Chase Kowalksi Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT 06468.

Catherine Hubbard

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 p.m., to 7 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Road in Newtown. The funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery on Cherry Street at the corner of Black Cherry Lane.

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School Street. Graveside services will be private.

Benjamin Wheeler

Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown.  A funeral will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Thursday at 11 a.m.  Burial will be private.

Caroline Previdi

A funeral will be held Wednesday at 12 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown.  Burial will be private.

Rachel Marie D'Avino

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, East Street, Bethlehem. Burial will be held at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Watertown.  Friends may call the Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 2 School Street on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10016.

Josephine Gay

Josephine’s memorial services will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, starting with her wake from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Rose’s Church on Saturday, Dec 22 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date and will be private.

Josephine was known for her love of all things purple, ao friends and family are asked to wear purple in her honor. Many friends and family describe Josephine as “a gift.” In celebration of her joyful and giving spirit, a charitable fund is being created in her honor. Information about this fund and her life will be released shortly.

Anne Marie Murphy

Services for Anne Marie Murphy will be held in New York, according to the Bedford Daily Voice. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Katonah, New York from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m.  on Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah.

Dylan Hockley

A public memorial service will be held at Walnut Hill Community Church at 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.

Mary Sherlach

Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull on Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Mass. Committal will be private. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Fund for Health and Wellness, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 to continue her work with children and mental health.

Emilie Parker

A funeral service will be held in Ogden, Utah on Saturday. The LDS Church said Emilie Parker's body is being brought to Utah on Tuesday for a viewing Friday at Myers Mortuary. Saturday's service is set for noon ET  at the Rock Cliff Stake Center in Ogden.

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