NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - It's been nearly a week since the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school that took the lives of 20 children and six adults.
On Thursday, the people of Newtown and its environs weathered a fourth day of funerals.
Mourners laid to rest Catherine Hubbard, Benjamin Wheeler, Jesse Lewis and Allison Wyatt, all 6 years old; and Grace McDonnell, 7.
A service was also held in Katonah, N.Y., for 52-year-old Anne Marie Murphy, a teacher who authorities believe helped shield some of her students from the rain of bullets.
In downtown Danbury, mourners attended a memorial service for 30-year-old teacher Lauren Rousseau.
Nancy Lanza, the mother of the 20-year-old gunman who killed himself after the shootings, also was laid to rest Thursday, in a private ceremony in tiny Kingston, N.H., where she used to live.
Gov. Dannel Malloy has asked people across Connecticut to observe a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday, which will mark a week since the shootings.
President Barack Obama plans to observe a private moment of silence at the White House on Friday morning in honor of the victims.
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