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Newtown shooting: Funerals held for 5 more students, Nancy Lanza

December 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
More funeral services and memorials were scheduled Thursday for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Gunman Adam Lanza burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, killing 20 children and six adults before committing suicide. He also allegedly shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their home before heading to the school.

See the complete list of victims' names released by Connecticut police

Seven-year-old Grace McDonnell, described by her parents as the "love and light" of their family, will be laid to rest Thursday. Funeral services will also be held for 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard, Jesse Lewis and Allison Wyatt.

A memorial service was scheduled for teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, who was substituting on the day of the shooting.

Family members and friends of teacher Anne Marie Murphy will also say their final goodbyes in Katonah, N.Y.

A private funeral for Nancy Lanza was also held Thursday at an undisclosed location in New Hampshire, Kingston Police Department Chief Donald Briggs said.

About 25 of Nancy Lanza's family members were present. The family is expected to decide her burial date at a later time.

At least nine funerals and wakes were held Wednesday, and more are planned.

The U.S. Postal Service has created an outlet for people wanting to send letters and care packages. Anyone wishing to send condolences can do so to P.O. Box 3700, Newtown, CT 06470

To make a contribution to the Newtown Memorial Fund please visit: www.newtownmemorialfund.org


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