Funerals begin for school shooting victims

Noah Pozner, 6, was the first of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children to be laid to rest.

Noah Pozner, 6, was the first of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children to be laid to rest. (12/17/12)

FAIRFIELD - Loved ones packed a Fairfield funeral home today to bid farewell to 6-year-old Noah Pozner, the first of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children to be laid to rest.

Family and friends reflected on the 6-year-old's contagious smile and love for his twin sister. The family did not speak on camera, but released a statement suggesting that schools observe a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day.

Tomorrow, a funeral will take place for 6-year-old Jessica Rekos at Saint Rose of Lima Church in Newtown. Her parents say she loved horses and adored playing with her two little brothers.

On Wednesday, 7-year-old Daniel Barden will be buried, and on Thursday, services will be held for 6-year-old Catherine Hubbard.

A funeral will also take place Wednesday for teacher Victoria Soto. The 27-year old was shot and killed while protecting her students.
 

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