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Newtown funerals: A community says goodbye

Updated 12:27 PM ET, Mon December 31, 2012
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Mourners wipe tears away as they file out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the funeral of Emilie Parker in Ogden, Utah, on Saturday, December 22. GEORGE FREY/reuters/LANDOV
The casket of Rachel Marie D'Avino is carried into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Connecticut on Friday, December 21. MICHELLE MCLOUGHLIN/REUTERS/LANDOV
Parents attend the funeral of Dylan Hockley, 6, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, on December 21 in Newtown, Connecticut. Anthony Behar/Barcroft Media/Landov
A view from outside the funeral service for 6-year-old Dylan Hockley at Walnut Hill Community Church on December 21. Anthony Behar/Barcroft Media /Landov
Family members depart the Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, Connecticut, following a funeral for Benjamin Wheeler, 6, on December 20. John Moore/Getty Images
Mourners, including Boy Scout and Tiger Scout members, depart the funeral on December 20, 2012. Wheeler was a member of Tiger Scout Den 6. John Moore/Getty Images
Boy scouts salute as a funeral procession for Benjamin Wheeler enters the Trinity Episcopal Church on December 20, in Newtown, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images
Firefighters salute as the casket of Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is removed from St. Rose of Lima Church on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Police escort the hearse bearing the casket of Daniel Barden from St. Rose of Lima Church on December 19. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Mourners enter St. Rose of Lima Church for the funeral of Charlotte Bacon, 6, on December 19, in Newtown. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
A police officer directs traffic as mourners enter the church for Charlotte Bacon's funeral on December 19. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
A procession arrives for the funeral of Victoria Soto, 27, at Lordship Community Church in Stratford, Connecticut, on December 19. Soto was a first-grade teacher being hailed as a hero for protecting the children in her class during last week's school massacre in Newtown. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
A woman carries a program with Soto's photo after attending a funeral for the slain teacher in Stratford on December 19. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Bagpipers play at funeral services for Soto on December 19 in Stratford. John Moore/Getty Images
Richard and Krista Rekos leave after a funeral service for their 6-year-old daughter, Jessica, at Saint Rose of Lima Church on Tuesday, December 18, in Newtown. Jessica was one of 20 children killed in last week's school shooting. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Family and friends depart Jessica's funeral on December 18 in Newtown. John Moore/Getty Images
A child stands next to a makeshift memorial for Jessica Rekos following her funeral on December 18. John Moore/Getty Images
Pallbearers carry out James Mattioli's casket at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church after a funeral Mass on December 18 in Newtown. James, 6, was one of the 26 victims in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners console each other after the funeral for James Mattioli on December 18. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
People arrive for the funeral of Jessica Rekos, 6, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown on December 18. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Jessica Rekos' casket arrives at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church as mourners gather December 18. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners console each other after attending the funeral for Jack Pinto, 6, on December 17. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners grieve the death of Jack Pinto, 6, on December 17. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
A mother and two children attend the funeral for Jack Pinto on December 17. Children are among those crowding the funeral for the 6-year-old boy. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
A man comforts a young mourner at Honan Funeral Home while attending the funeral for Jack Pinto, 6, on December 17. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Boys enter Honan Funeral Home before Jack Pinto's funeral on December 17 in Newtown. Mario Tama/Getty Images
Veronika Pozner, mother of Noah Pozner, arrives for her son's funeral on Monday, December 17, at the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, Connecticut. Monday is the first day of funerals for the 20 children and seven adults who were killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Three women embrace as they arrive for the funeral services for Noah Pozner on December 17. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Mourners arrive at Noah Pozner's service in Fairfield on December 17. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners leave Noah Pozner's service on December 17 in Fairfield. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images