Last Newtown Massacre Victims Laid To Rest
NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered state flags to return to full staff beginning at sunset Saturday night, after the last of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre were laid to rest.
Josephine Grace Gay was buried in a private ceremony Saturday morning.
The Wall Street Journal reported that she loved to ride her bike in the street and set up a lemonade stand in the summer, and that she loved the color purple.
Shown in a widely-distributed photo with a broad smile, green traffic cone on her head and a pair of glasses sliding down her nose, Josephine was nicknamed “Boo” because of her resemblance to the character in the movie “Monsters Inc.,” the New Haven Register reported.
Also laid to rest Saturday was Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, whose family described her as “a child devoted to Jesus Christ.”
Ana’s father, Jimmy Greene, was a Hartford native who grew up in Bloomfield, Conn., and moved with his family to Newtown earlier this year so he could take a job as a music professor and assistant jazz program coordinator at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, the New Haven Register reported.
In 2009, Jimmy Greene – a saxophone player – released an album called “Mission Statement.” One track, as described by the New Haven Register, features “a clear, lilting saxophone… supported by light, harmonizing notes from a piano. It starts quiet and careful and then explodes into a joyous melody.” The track is called “Ana Grace.”
Emilie’s father, Robbie Parker, said his daughter loved to try new things _ except for new food. And she was quick to cheer up those in need.
Parker said his daughter loved to try new things — except for new food. And she was quick to cheer up those in need.
“She never missed an opportunity to draw a picture or make a card for those she around her,” he said.
The world is a better place because Emilie was in it, he said.
Josephine, Ana and Emily were among 20 children and six adults gunned down inside the school.
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