First Funerals for Sandy Hook Victims Set for Monday, Tuesday

Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield will hold services for Noah Pozner, 6, at 1 p.m., Honan Funeral Home in Newtown will hold services for Jack Pinto.

The first funerals to be held for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are set for Monday.

Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, will hold services at 1 p.m. for Noah Pozner, 6. Burial is set to follow at B'nai Israel Cemetery, Monroe.

Also at 1 p.m. Monday, a funeral for Jack Pinto, 6, is set for Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, followed by burial in Newtown Village Cemetery, Newtown.

A wake is scheduled for on Monday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and evening from 6-8 p.m., at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home in Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien.

On Tuesday, a noon service is set for Jessica Rekos, 6, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, followed by burial in St. Rose Cemetery, Newtown.

A wake for Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski, 7, is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Prayer vigils will be held throughout the afternoon. Chase's family would like to request the public visitation end at 5:45 to allow them a brief period of privacy.

Maria Gmitter December 16, 2012 at 09:37 PM
RIP Angel Noah. God Bless You
Heather Collins December 16, 2012 at 09:48 PM
My thoughts n prayers are with the family . May god give you the strength you need to get threw this.
Stephen Marton December 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM
May God bless you and help your family cope with your tragic loss...
vickie topp December 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM
There are no words for this.... Please know that as a nation we grieve with you.... may God bless you and help carry you threw this.
Julie Springer December 16, 2012 at 10:29 PM
God bless you all! I am so sorry for your Loss of Noah who is now God's angel
Marianne plamondon December 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM
My heart goes out to the family. May Noah rest in peace. The prayers of the nation are with you Marianne PLamondon
Liz D'Onofrio December 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
RIP sweetheart <3
Ashley December 16, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Nothing can be said to make any of this ok or could help these familes get through this. No family or person should ever have to go through anything remotely like this. The nation stands behind these families and is grieving with them. God bless these angels and their families <3 Rest peacfully Noah Ashley & Zachary Gravatt
Carole Jordan-Clark December 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM
May GOD continue to bless all his littlest ANGELES and their teachers. May GOD continue to give all the families the inner peace and strength they need to get through their struggles. I wish there were some words I could say to make you all feel at ease/peace, but I don't have any. Please just trust in the LORD for guidance. With LOVE AND PRAYERS Carole Jordan-Clark and family. Pittsburgh, PA
Amanda Loertscher December 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM
R.I.P. Little Angels. My prayers are with you, your families, and everyone affected by this tragedy.
The Dittmer Family December 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM
My heart and soul go out to these little innocent babies who left this world way before there time at the hands of a senseless cowardly animal. May the families of these children somehow find peace in knowing that there babies will be watching over them as little angels. May God Bless you all and may you find the inner strength to find a way to deal with this and heal. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can't begin to imagine. God Bless!!!!
MAX OCZACHOWSKI December 17, 2012 at 02:15 AM
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. then He opened His arms and He called them by name. and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face. and as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad." then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land!" "may this country be delivered from the hands of fools" "I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!" then He and the children stood up without a sound. "come now my children, let me show you around." excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can. and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT." Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA (my hometown
MAX OCZACHOWSKI December 17, 2012 at 02:16 AM
twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house." when what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
Danielle Harris December 17, 2012 at 02:19 AM
RIP every one of you beautiful little ones. I will be praying for you. With Love, Danielle
Danielle Harris December 17, 2012 at 02:20 AM
That's beautiful
Michelle Young December 17, 2012 at 02:27 AM
We were horrified to hear of this tragedy. Please know that the prayers of many are with all of the families in Newtown. You are never far from our thoughts and are in our hearts. Love, Michelle and Tegan Young Rochester,New York
Colleen Troesch December 17, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Our country grieves with everyone in Newtown, CT We are so sorry you have to live through this madness. Springfield, IL
Angela Sloan December 17, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Words will never express the deep sadness we feel for these beloved children of Newtown. Our prayers and the prayers of a nation are with you and yours. Rest in Peace, Noah, Jack and Jessica. The Sloans/Whitesells Angie, Kevin, Noah and Jack Martinez, Georgia
jerry lee wire December 17, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Jerry Lee Wire, thanks Max that was very nice of you too say. ALL the little angels are all safe. Youngstown,Ohio
terry gibson December 17, 2012 at 03:50 AM
A paraphrase, from Shakespeare's " Romeo & Juliet "Take them and cut them out in little stars, And they will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night" Terry Gibson, Oxford .
Nkimi newman December 17, 2012 at 03:58 AM
With such love in your eyes, with such love we say goodbye . Our hearts are heavy now - we wish you were still here. Rest now, and know we are near. You have become our will, you have become our angels, you have become , our love, our meaning, and all we stand for... You are our children. Although your time was far too brief, your lives will be a beacon to us-to right the wrongs, to giggle, to find wonder and with grace and time ...to heal. So with your memory , I will continue to believe in all that is good With love and embrace, Newman family
Dasher December 17, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Max that was very creative ! you should write that on the Sandy Hook El Massacre facebook page
Anne December 17, 2012 at 04:29 AM
My heart aches with the families/community of Newton. RIP sweet angels. Forever you will remain in the hearts of many.
Susan Leigh December 17, 2012 at 07:22 AM
Baruch Dayan Emet Noah Panzer. Kaddish said for you. Mishaberach said for your family and friends. May your memory be for a blessing.
Concerned Brookfield Citizen December 17, 2012 at 08:29 AM
Stop the WBC from sending their message of hate.
Susan Leigh December 17, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Please block the view of the Westnoro Baptist Church.
nina December 17, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Sometimes I catch a glimpse, In softened waves of blue My child, my heart …when I see a smile I can’t help but think of you Sometimes these waves fill oceans. And feelings string on every shore A collections of each memory And every way I wish for more Sometimes I watch for answers Because each day I call to you I ask for faith and courage And strength …to help me through Sometimes I ask for bravery Like dolphins in the deep Because time moves oh so slowly And some times the road is steep Sometimes I want to scream This was not what I had planned Why you ever suffered A mom can’t understand Sometimes I hear your laughter And remember you at play But My Child I always miss you Not sometimes, but everyday
Kathleen Ort December 18, 2012 at 12:37 AM
As I looked at the pictures of these sweet innocent children Noah's picture jumped out at me. I have a grandson that looks exactly like Noah. They could be twins. His name is Sean Braxton living in Cadiz,KY. I have sat at my computer all afternoon finding out more about Noah and all I can do is cry. My grandsons father is also a twin but I lost his twin brother six weeks after birth. Not easy losing a child. The resemblance is shocking. I had to find out more about Noah. I am amazed at the strength of the people in your quaint little town. I will continue praying for all of you to be able to get through this horrible tragedy and this unimaginable sadness and grief. Kathleen


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