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originally posted by: DelMarvel
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
a reply to: BiffWellington
In some scenes from the school the school roof looked holey and the pavement looked unused and derelict no spots of oil or any sign of use.
So, you're suggesting the school wasn't used at all?
And all the people who supposedly worked there, attended there, sent their children their FOR YEARS are all in on the conspiracy?
Or maybe the whole town of Newtown is populated by breathing artificial corpses created by the Federal government?
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
In any case, the article you mention only states he hired 25-30 staffers. They would not ALL be undertakers/morticians, and all 30 people would not be working on a single child.
So we all have gaps of information around here.
Honan and other licensed funeral directors from around the state — an astounding 160 of them, all working as volunteers — relearned what they already knew: that each service, each wake, each burial is sacred on its own; that there's no way to keep your emotions totally in check and no need to try after 20 children perish with no goodbyes from their parents; and that members of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association are more of a brotherhood and sisterhood than a group of competitors.
"Nobody gets used to a child in a casket," said Shauna Molloy, a co-owner of Molloy Funeral Home in West Hartford. "The hardest part of our job is always children's funerals and this has been child after child."
By Sunday, the puzzle was coming together and Honan and leaders of the association organized the volunteers into teams. One thing was clear: This was not commerce. No money changed hands, no family paid anything. Casket companies donated caskets, vault companies donated vaults, cemeteries donated plots and the homes sent volunteers, every one of them a state-licensed director.
Working directly with most families were Honan; Mark Frederick, the other director at Honan; and John Zaleski of the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home in Ansonia, Honan's close friend. Molloy took charge of scheduling the volunteers — some worked all week, some for one day — and of the grim task of preparing the bodies.
[The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association] president, Pasquale Folino, vice president of Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Homes in New London and Niantic, was there much of the week as well. He talked about the moral support the directors gave each other, which was clear as the last of them tended to final details in Honan's casket room before heading home late Friday.