CRIME
12/18/2012 09:42 am ET Updated Dec 22, 2012

James Mattioli, Jessica Rekos Funerals: Newtown Shooting Victims Laid To Rest

Newtown will say goodbye to two more children today, as James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos are laid to rest.

The funerals for the 6-year-old boy and girl will be the third and fourth of 20 children's ceremonies scheduled after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

The Mattioli family will hold a mass at St. Rose of Lima Church at 10 a.m., and James will be buried at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, Conn.

Funeral services for Jessica will be held at St. Rose of Lima at noon, and she will be buried at the church cemetery.

Mattioli is described by his parents Cindy and Mark as "an energetic, loving friend to all" who "loved baseball, basketball, swimming, arm wrestling and playing games on the iPad."

Rekos loved horses and was "a creative, beautiful little girl who loved playing with her little brothers, Travis and Shane," her parents, Rich and Krista, said in a statement. After seeing the movie Free Willy, Rekos became fond of doing "research" on orca whales and hoped to one day see a real one. In October, she realized that dream when she took a trip to SeaWorld.

Yesterday, funerals were held for 6-year-old victims Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner.

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