Josephine Grace Gay, shooting victim

December 18, 2012

Josephine Grace Gay of Sandy Hook, Conn., died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, surrounded by many dear friends and teachers. She lived 7 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 of the Lewes area, 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, Conn., starting with her wake from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Rose’s Church at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22. Burial will be at a later date and will be private.

Josephine was known for her love of all things purple, so they 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 shortly.

Hull Funeral Service, Danbury, Conn., is handling arrangements. Information and online condolences at

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