CRIME

Newtown Victim Funerals: Services Josephine Grace, Ana Marquez-Greene, Emilie Parker On Saturday

12/22/2012 09:13 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2012

A grieving community will lay the final victims of the Sandy Hook shooting to rest this weekend.

Saturday funerals are scheduled for three students -- Josephine Gay, Ana Marquez-Greene, and Emilie Parker.

Josephine "Joey" Grace Gay celebrated her seventh birthday three days before she died. She was also sometimes called "Boo," because she looked so much like the character of the same name in the movie "Monsters Inc."

Her parents wrote in a statement that their daughter, who suffered from a neurological disorder that left her unable to speak, had "a wonderful sense of humor" and "touched the lives of so many around her." She loved to spend time with her sisters, swim, swing, and play with her Barbie dolls, iPad and computer.

A Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown. Her burial will be private and held at a later date, according to CT Now.

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Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, 6. never walked anywhere; her "mode of transportation was to dance," her obituary states. Born into a musical family, her love for music can clearly be seen in a home video that shows her singing "Come Thou Almighty King" while her brother, Isaiah, plays piano.

Marquez-Greene was "really vivacious and affectionate" and "incredibly loving and spunky" close family friend Noah Baerman told the West Hartford News.

Her funeral will be at 12 noon at the First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Conn. The burial will be private.

Emilie Parker loved to try new things -- with the exception of new foods. Her father, Robbie Parker, says that the perpetually smiling 6-year-old would have been one of the first ones to be standing and giving support to all the victims because that’s the kind of kid she is," ABC reported.

The perpetually smiling 6-year-old "always carried around her markers or pencils" in case the opportunity arose to draw someone a picture or write an encouraging note.

“I can’t count the number of times Emilie would find someone feeling sad or frustrated and would make people a card,” Parker said at a news conference. “She was an exceptional artist.”

Parker's funeral is set for 10 a.m. in Ogden, Utah, where her family lived before moving to Newtown earlier this year.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Josephine Gay's funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Her funeral and the Mass of Christian Burial are the same thing.

Ana Marquez-Greene singing with her brother, Isaiah:

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