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Lives remembered at string of services

11:42 PM, Dec 22, 2012   |    comments
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Funerals and memorial services are wrapping up for the 26 children and adults killed on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., just over a week ago.

On Saturday, a horse-drawn carriage brought the miniature coffin of Ana Marquez-Greene to a church in Bloomfield, Conn., where a thousand mourners gathered. The service for the 6-year-old included a performance by Harry Connick Jr., who has played with the girl's jazz saxophonist father, Jimmy Greene, according to the Connecticut Post.

Family members remembered her as wild-haired child with her own love of music.

At the funeral for Josephine Gay in Newtown, Monsignor Robert Weiss of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church said the 7-year-old liked Barbie, her iPad and the color purple.

Dozens of emergency responders paid their respects at the start of the service.

In northern Utah, 6-year-old Emilie Parker was laid to rest in Ogden, next to her maternal grandfather, who died 2½ months earlier.

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