December 14, 2012 Shootings

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Newtown, Connecticut










Ana Grace Marquez-Greene

April 4, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, 6, of Sandy Hook, beloved daughter of James S. Greene, Jr. and Nelba (Amaro-Márquez) Greene, passed away senselessly on Friday, (December 14, 2012) during the horrific massacre enacted upon Sandy Hook Elementary School. Ana was born in Hartford on April 4, 2006, and lived in Bloomfield before moving to Canada and recently settling with her family in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown. Ana's love for singing was evident before she was even able to talk. In a musical family, her gift for melody, pitch, and rhythm stood out remarkably. She never walked anywhere! Her mode of transportation was dance. She danced from room to room and place to place. She danced to all the music she heard, whether in the air or in her head. Ana loved her God, loved to read The Bible, and loved to sing and dance as acts of worship. We ask that you pray for the legions of people who are left behind to cherish memories of her. Ana is survived by her father, Jimmy Greene, a jazz saxophonist and an assistant professor of music at Western Connecticut State University; her mother, Nelba Márquez-Greene, program coordinator for the Family Therapy Institute at Klingberg Family Centers and Central Connecticut State University adjunct faculty; and her brother, Isaiah, a happy, intelligent and musical boy who loves hockey and very much misses his sister. Nelba Márquez-Greene said she hopes the tragedy of the school shooting will bring a greater awareness to mental health issues and to reduce the stigma attached to those with mental illness, perhaps preventing tragedies like the one that took Ana's life. Information on how those with mental illness can get help can be found at www.aamft.org.

Cards for the Márquez-Greene family may be sent to WCSU, Department of Music, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to Klingberg Family Centers at 370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT 06052.

A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, 12 Noon, at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield. The visitation will be from 10 a.m-12 Noon, prior to the service, at the church. Her burial will be private. Donations in Ana's memory may be made to The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Western Connecticut State University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 181 White St., Danbury, CT, 06810 or http://www.wcsu.edu/ia/greene-scholarship.asp; or The Ana Grace Márquez-Greene Family Therapy Fund, care of the Outpatient Clinic/Family Therapy Institute, Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT 06052 or https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1001402&code=klingberg%20home%20page or The Artist's Collective, 1200 Albany Ave., Hartford, CT 06112. In addition, friends have set up a fund to support the Marquez-Greene family at http://anagracefund.imageworksllc.com/. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.








Jack Armistead Pinto

May 6, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Jack Armistead Pinto, age 6, of Sandy Hook, died December 14, 2012 in Sandy Hook Elementary School, in the company of his many friends, classmates and teachers. Jack was the son of Dean and Tricia (Volkmann) Pinto. He was born in Danbury, Connecticut on May 6, 2006. At the time of his death, Jack was a first grade student at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Besides his parents, Jack is survived by his brother Benjamin A. Pinto; maternal grandparents Alfred Volkmann and Laurine (Rothe)Volkmann of Shoreham, New York; paternal grandparents, Anthony Pinto and June (DeChello) Pinto of North Haven; his aunts Karen Volkmann of New York and Mia Pinto of East Haven; his godparents Alan Zaccaro and Mia Pinto, and his good friend John (JJ) Haddick.

Jack was an avid participant in a wide variety of activities including flag football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, and snow skiing. Jack was an incredibly loving and vivacious young boy, appreciated by all who knew him for his lively and giving spirit and steely determination. In life and in death, Jack will forever be remembered for the immeasurable joy he brought to all who had the pleasure of knowing him, a joy whose wide reach belied his six short years.

The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut is in care of arrangements.








Jessica Adrienne Rekos

May 10, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Jessica Adrienne Rekos, beloved and cherished daughter of Richard S. and Krista A. Lehmann Rekos of Sandy Hook, died tragically on December 14, 2012 with her friends and classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Born in Danbury on May 10, 2006, she was a lifelong resident of Sandy Hook. Jessica loved horseback riding, learning about orcas, writing, and playing with her little brothers.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by brothers Travis J. and Shane S. Rekos both of Sandy Hook; Maternal Grandparents, John E. and Suzanne A. Lehmann of Groveland, FL; Paternal Grandfather, Richard J. Rekos and his wife Mary of Danbury; Paternal Grandmother, Mary Anne Mellny Rekos of Monroe; Aunts: Karyn Lehmann of Groveland, FL; Karla (Lehmann) Lafferty and her husband, Jack of Clermont, FL; and Uncles: Brian Rekos and his girlfriend, Cathy Byrne of Newtown; Craig Lehmann and his wife Maureen of Weeki Wachee, FL; Kurt Lehmann and his wife Marion, of Belle Mead, NJ; and Cousins: Kaitlin, Samantha, Connor, Erin, and Kelly.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 12 Noon at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, is in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund, PO Box 263, Newtown, CT 06482.






   

Emilie Alice Parker

May 12, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Emilie Alice Parker is a beautiful person. She came into this world on May 12, 2006. She was tragically taken from us only 6 years later. Despite her short time here on earth, her life was full. Full of love, full of compassion, full of charity, full of enthusiasm, full of joy, and full of gifts given to her by Heavenly Father that she shared with everyone fortunate enough to cross her path.

Emilie was quick to strike up a conversation, with anyone, anywhere. She could always be found with her markers, colored pencils and paper because as she put it, "I have so many ideas of things to draw and it is hard to remember them all." She also expressed her artistic abilities in her paintings, ceramics and fashion, as she always wanted to be "fancy."

Emilie loved to read. She loved to read stories, not only with her mom and dad, but she could often be found with her sisters, Madeline and Samantha, dressed in costumes, reading stories with them. Her sisters looked up to her and sought her out for comfort when they needed it. Emilie always wanted to help people feel better. Her compassion and charity was exemplified with her hugs, the cards she would make, and her statement that, "I wish everybody could just be happy."

She was our princess here on earth, and now our angel up in heaven. May her life and example continue to live on in all of us. – Her loving parents, Robbie and Alissa.

There will be a wake at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT on Friday, December 21st from 5 – 8 p.m. Services will be held at the Rock Cliff Stake Center, 1000 Suncrest Dr., Ogden, UT on Saturday, December 22nd at 10 a.m.








Catherine Violet Hubbard

June 8, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Catherine Violet Hubbard, age 6, born June 8, 2006, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 during the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

She is survived by her older brother, Frederick William, her parents Matthew and Jennifer, her great grandmother, Geraldine Russell Holden of West Chester, PA, her grandparents Susan and Leo Sullivan of West Chester, PA and Nancy and Earl Hubbard of Chatham, Mass, four uncles, four aunts and nine cousins.

She will be remembered for her passion of animals and constant smile. Her family prays that she, all the students of Sandy Hook Elementary, and all those affected by this brutal event find peace in their hearts.

A wake is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th from 4 until 7 at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, December 20th at 10 am at St. Rose of Lima Church at 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470. The Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is in care of arrangements.








Jesse McCord Lewis

June 30, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Jesse McCord Lewis was an amazing child, full of light and love that was unmistakable in his presence. He brought joy to the world with his infectious and radiant smile. He was smart and compassionate beyond his years. Jesse died bravely trying to lead other children to safety. He ran into the hallway to help when he heard the shots. In our hearts we already knew because that was the way he lived his life - fearless, full of courage and strength.

We take comfort in knowing what a brave child he was. His actions were consistent with the way he lived his life; passionately embracing everything, a perfect combination of courage and faith, like a little soldier, his favorite toy. The love we shared was abundant and all encompassing. He slept in his mother's arms almost every night of his precious life, with her thanking God for him.

If you met Jesse once, he would leave an indelible mark on your heart. The picture that remains etched in our souls is one of him in his boots, no socks, ripped jeans and a t-shirt, an army helmet strapped to his head, a smudge of dirt on his cheek, tromping through the pasture on his way from one adventure to another.

Jesse is continuously loved by his dear, precious older brother JT who was and will always be his loyal protector - who looked after him with tender care and devotion.

It is and will remain forever unbelievable that Jesse is with Jesus now and blessing those in heaven. He is survived by his mother, Scarlett Lewis, his brother, JT Lewis, his father, Neil Heslin, his grandparents, Maureen Lewis, Bob Comfort, and David Lewis, his uncles, aunts and cousins, Trent, Sasha and Hayden Lewis, Jordan, Becky, Christian and Everett Lewis, Coulter, Kristy and Quinn Lewis and as many dear friends as the stars. God's Love is Triumphant.

Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown Thursday morning from 9:00am to 12:00noon. All other services and interment in Zoar Cemetery, Sandy Hook are private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Voice for Joanie Inc., 5 Glenwood Rd, New Milford, CT 06776 voiceforjoanie.org








Allison N. Wyatt

July 3, 2006 - December 14, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Student



Allison Wyatt, born July 3, 2006, the daughter of Cheyanne and Ben Wyatt, Sandy Hook, died December 14. A kind-hearted little girl who had a lot of love to give, she formed special bonds with most people who spent any amount of time with her.

She loved her family and teachers especially, but would often surprise people with random acts of kindness, once even offering her snacks to a complete stranger on a plane.

Allison loved drawing and wanted to be an artist, often turning parts of the house into an “art studio” with rows of pictures taped to the walls. She loved to laugh and was developing her own wonderful sense of humor that ranged from just being a silly six-year old to coming up with observations that more than once had her family crying with laughter.

Allison made the world a better place for six, far too short years, and family and friends now have to figure out how to move on without her.

Besides her parents, Allison leaves her sister Lauren; grandparents Dan and Mary Wyatt of Satellite Beach, Fla.; grandparents Bill and Joyce Wirtz of Dayton, Ohio; aunt Mandi Wyatt of Satellite Beach; uncles Shannon Wyatt from Orlando, Fla., Charlie and Frank Wirtz of San Pedro, Calif., and Chris Wirtz of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Services will be Thursday, December 20, at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, at 11 am. To honor Allison's memory or to assist her sister, please consider donations to either the Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund, Steve DeMartino, c/o TransAct Technology Inc, One Hamden Center, 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 3B, Hamden CT 06518 or a check payable to Ben Wyatt as Custodian, same address.

" She was a sweet, creative, funny, intelligent little girl who had an amazing life ahead of her. Our world is a lot darker now that she’s gone. We love and miss her so much.”





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