GARNERVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Family members hugged one another on Saturday as tears rolled down their faces.

The coffin of Tammy Palmer was slowly brought into St. Gregory Barbarigo Parish in Garnerville, Rockland County. The mother of two was shot to death, and her father-in-law is suspected of the crime.

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WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports 

Father Joseph LaMorte told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that he is trying to comfort the family, especially Palmer’s two children, aged 13 and 16.

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“In our world there is the presence of good and evil,” LaMorte said. “Good will always triumph. We believe that God can do anything, and God can lift this burden and bring healing in time.”

The children are staying with Palmer’s parents. Palmer was estranged from her husband and also had a restraining order against him. She was living on the father-in-law’s property, which is where the murder took place.

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