Funerals held for Newtown, Conn. victims

Funeral services were held today for two first-graders.

Funeral services were held today for two first-graders. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

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NEWTOWN, Conn. - There were more painful goodbyes today in Newtown, Conn. following the elementary school massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members.

Funeral services were held today for James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos, both 6.

The first-graders were among the 26 people gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

Several wakes were also held today, including one for Victoria Soto, a teacher who sacrificed herself to save many of her students.

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