NORWALK - Students, friends and family paid their final respects today to the Norwalk elementary school teacher who died suddenly last week.

Funeral services for Kara Kovlakas were held this morning at Saint George Church on West Rocks Road.

Kovlakas, who taught at Marvin Elementary School for 11 years, leaves behind her husband and their two young children.

Classes were canceled at Marvin Elementary so faculty could attend the services.