Firefighters salute as a hearse passes for the funeral procession to the burial of 7-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.(AP Photo/David Goldman)
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — It's a scene that's played out again today in Newtown, Conn. -- grim-faced mourners heading into a church to attend a funeral for one of the young victims of last week's shooting at an elementary school.
Six-year-old Catherine Hubbard was one of the 20 children who died. Her family said in her obituary that she would be remembered for her passion for animals and her constant smile.
A single bell tolled at the same church in Newtown where other victims have been mourned this week.
Meanwhile, in a suburban New York church, Cardinal Timothy Dolan compared a slain teacher to Jesus because she gave up her life to protect others. Anne Marie Murphy was killed during the rampage last week along with her young students. At her funeral today, the cardinal told mourners that her death trying to protect the children helped unify a nation moved by what she had done.
Another church on Newtown's Main Street was filled to capacity for today's funeral of Benjamin Wheeler. Scores of mourners who couldn't get in were milling about outside. And in downtown Danbury, mourners filled a church for a memorial service for teacher Lauren Rousseau -- remembered as a spirited, hard-working, good-natured young woman who loved children and animals.
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school.
Funerals are scheduled Thursday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard and Jesse Lewis.
A funeral will be held Thursday morning in Katonah, N.Y., for teacher Anne Marie Murphy.
A memorial service has been scheduled for teacher Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau.
In addition, the families of 6-year-old Olivia Rose Engel and behavioral therapist Rachel Marie D'Avino have calling hours Thursday.
At least nine funerals and wakes were held Wednesday, and more are planned.
Gunman Adam Lanza burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, killing 20 children and six adults before committing suicide.
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Commencement ceremonies will begin Friday for more than 2,000 Cal State San Marcos students and about 9,000 San Diego State University students, with a Saturday ceremony
Commencement ceremonies will begin Friday for more than 2,000 Cal State San Marcos students and about 9,000 San Diego State University students, with a Saturday ceremony scheduled for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.