OYSTER BAY, NY (CBSNewYork) — The body of war correspondent and native Long Islander Marie Colvin is due home today.

The-56-year-old from Oyster Bay was killed last month along with a French photographer while covering the violence in the Syrian city of Homs.

Her body was turned over to embassy officials in Syria on Saturday.

Colvin worked for Britain’s The Sunday Times for more than 25 years and was at the forefront of international reporting. She lost her eye from a shrapnel wound in Sri Lanka in 2001.

There’s a wake for her at an Oyster Bay funeral home on Saturday and Sunday. Her funeral will be Monday morning at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Oyster Bay.

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