Final Day of Funerals for Newtown Shooting Victims


0  Updated at 9:31 am, December 22nd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — The final three victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be laid to rest on Saturday, ending a somber week funerals.

A mass will take place on Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for Josephine Gay, who had celebrated her seventh birthday on Dec. 11.

Friends and family have been asked to wear Josephine’s favorite color, purple, in her honor.

A homegoing celebration will take place at The First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Conn., for Ana Marquez-Greene. The 6-year-old with a beaming voice sang in a home video with her brother, who was also at Sandy Hook Elementary School during the massacre and seemed destined to take after her father, a jazz musician.

Emilie Parker, the budding artist who carried her markers and pencils everywhere, will be laid to rest in Ogden, Utah on Saturday.

The 6-year-old would have been would one of the first to comfort her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School, had a gunman’s bullets not claimed her life, her father said.

“My daughter Emilie would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving support to all the victims because that’s the kind of kid she is,” her father, Robbie Parker, said last Saturday.

“She always had something kind to say about anybody,” Parker said. “We find comfort reflecting on the incredible person Emilie was and how many lives she was able to touch.”

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