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Funeral held for dead newborn found at garbage plant

A funeral service is held at St. Joseph's

A funeral service is held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hewlett for a newborn later named Denise Hope, who was found abandoned on a conveyer belt at a sanitation plant. (Nov. 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

More than 100 people stood outside a Hewlett church Saturday to say farewell to an unwanted newborn who was found dead last month.

Ron Kahl, right, executive director of AMT Children
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ron Kahl, right, executive director of AMT Children of Hope Foundation, and Erik Fischer carry the casket of Denise Hope out of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hewlett. (Nov. 9, 2013)

A funeral service for Denise Hope, a newborn
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A funeral service for Denise Hope, a newborn found abandoned on a conveyer belt at a sanitation plant in North Lawrence, is held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hewlett. (Nov. 9, 2013)

A funeral service for Denise Hope, a newborn
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A funeral service for Denise Hope, a newborn found abandoned on a conveyer belt at a sanitation plant in North Lawrence, is held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Hewlett. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Ron Kahl, executive director of AMT Children of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ron Kahl, executive director of AMT Children of Hope Foundation, and Erik Fischer carry the casket of Denise Hope. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Catherine Doty, of Guardians of the Children, leaves
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Catherine Doty, of Guardians of the Children, leaves a flower at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood after the funeral service for Denise Hope, a newborn who was found abandoned on a conveyer belt at a sanitation plant in North Lawrence. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Ron Kahl, executive director of AMT Children of
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ron Kahl, executive director of AMT Children of Hope Foundation, and Erik Fischer, right, carry the casket of Denise Hope. (Nov. 9, 2013)

Shown above, the small casket of a newborn
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Shown above, the small casket of a newborn later named Denise Hope (Nov. 9, 2013)

A funeral service is held at St. Joseph's
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A funeral service is held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hewlett for a newborn later named Denise Hope, who was found abandoned on a conveyer belt at a sanitation plant. (Nov. 9, 2013)

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