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A Statement From the Family of Ana Grace Marquez-Green

Ana Grace Marquez-Green was one of the children shot to death in Newtown Friday. She was 6. Her father Jimmy Greene works at Western Connecticut State University.

The family is not granting interviews at this time.

Requests for information from U.S. and all Spanish-language media may be made to Paul Steinmetz at steinmetzp@wcsu.edu or (203) 837-9805.

From the Family of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene

A funeral service for Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, 6, one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Bloomfield.

 A Homegoing Celebration will begin at noon at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, Conn. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the church. Burial will be private.

NOTE: These events are for friends and family only.

NOT for media.

 Carmon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

jennifer abelar December 19, 2012 at 06:44 PM
I truly regret what has happen to the family of Ana grace. My heart breaks just to imagine all the pain that they must be enduring. And there is no words that I can say to make them feel better. But maybe some scriptual words may ease some of the pain, that I have read that helped me with my lost. In John 5:28, 29: Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practice vile things to a resurrection of judgement. So there is a strong hope you will certainly see Ana grace again in a promised new earth. And we know this is true because God does not lie Titus 1: 2 here you will see how true this is. John 10: 27,28 says that Satan will no longer be able to snatch us from our fathers hands anymore through death. This is in the new earth that he promised us. And for our comfort we know by these two other scriptures that God will wipe our tears from our eyes because death will be no more. And this is what God himself had said. Rev 21:4 and Isiah 25:8. God fortolds us in his inspired words from the bible that there would be difficult times to deal with as the end approaches, but he give us hope that we have not lost our love ones for ever in this hope earth soon we will be united with them. And the devil will not snatch them away from us ever again.
Wes Pomeroy December 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
This is an example of a familiy EXPLICITLY asking the media to leave them alone during this terrible period. As parents, Americans, and human beings - we should all be outraged at the shameful actions of news organizations who are seeking to violate the privacy of Newtown Families. If you'd like to report such terrible behavior and hold the media accountable, please join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/LeaveNewtownFamiliesAlone
GEG December 20, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I didn't like seeing a photo on the opening page of the Danbury News-Times website showing the family of Noah Pozner crying and shoveling symbolic dirt into the grave. The press had no businesses taking photos at funerals. Some things should be sacred.
Captain Obvious December 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Wholly agree. The time for sensationalism has passed. Now it's time to afford the survivors the time and space in which to grieve. Please. It's the only decent thing to do.

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