Conn. Community Aching over 'Little Coffins'

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The small town of Newtown, Conn., has begun what's hard to comprehend: Begin to bury 20 of its children and six adults.

Mourners came Monday to bury 6-year-old Noah Pozner, remembered as a boy who liked animals, video games, and Mexican food.

His service was closed to the media, but his family provided The Associated Press with his mother Veronique's remarks.

"I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room," she said.

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"Most of all I will miss your visions for your future," she continued. "You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier, a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food and no doubt you wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos."

Mourners also gathered Monday to remember 6-year-old Jack Pinto, who loved the New York Giants. His family buried him with the jersey of his favorite player, Victor Cruz.

Today Newtown residents grieved at services for 6-year-olds Charlotte Bacon, James Mattioli, Jessica Rekos, 7-year-old Daniel Barden, and Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto, 27.

The family of 6-year-old Emile Parker will bury her in her home state of Utah.

Gov. Dannel Malloy also attended the funerals.

"You see little coffins and your heart has to ache," he said.

As more information about the shooter Adam Lanza comes to light, it's clear that his mother struggled for years to help him with his emotional and behavioral problems. She shared her challenges with friends at a Newtown bar and restaurant, according to owner Louise Tambascio.

"She home schooled him and everything," Tambascio told ABC News. "I knew he was on medication, but that's all I know."

Newtown is moving forward to prepare a school for the surviving students of Sandy Hook Elementary. The school district will send them to Chalk Hill, a former middle school in the neighboring town of Monroe.

State police have designated Sandy Hill a crime scene and say it could be months before they turn the school back over to the district.

For now, tradesmen are donating their services, hoping to get the new school ready for students in a matter of days.

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