First Newtown funerals: Two 6-year-old boys

The funeral for youngest victim, Noah Pozner, who turned 6 last month, takes place Monday


Natasha Lennard
December 17, 2012 9:34PM (UTC)

Twenty families in Newtown will hold funerals in the coming days for the children gunned down last Friday. On Monday, funerals for two 6-year-old boys are taking place. As the Guardian reported:

At 1 p.m. [Monday], shiva and memorial services will be held for the youngest victim, Noah Pozner, who turned six last month. At the same time, a funeral will be held for his classmate Jack Pinto, six. A wake is scheduled this evening for James Mattioli, six, whose funeral will take place on Tuesday.

In the Jewish tradition, burials are supposed to take place shortly after death, hence Pozner's funeral taking place first.

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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