December 14, 2012 Shootings

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown, Connecticut










Josephine Grace Gay

December 11, 2005 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Josephine Grace Gay, of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, died on December 14, 2012 surrounded by many dear friends and teachers. She lived seven years, inspiring friends and family with her beautiful smile, loving heart, and playful spirit.

Her parents, Michele and Bob Gay, and sisters, Sophia and Marie Gay, live on to honor her life with her maternal grandmother, Katherine Hartman, paternal grandfather, Robert Gay, paternal grandmother, Louise Gay, and a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Hartman.

Josephine’s memorial services will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, CT, starting with her wake from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, December 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Rose’s Church on Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 am. Burial will be at a later date and will be private.

Josephine was known for her love of all things purple, so we request that friends and family wear purple in her honor. Many friends and family describe Josephine as “a gift.” In celebration of her joyful and giving spirit, a charitable fund is being created in her honor. Information about this fund and her life will be released to the media shortly.








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