Three of the youngest victims in the Sandy Hook School massacre have been named. They are two six-year-old girls, Grace McDonnell and Ana Marquez-Greene, and a boy Jesse Lewis.
According to The Toronto Sun, Ana Marquez-Greene and her older brother had attended Linden Christian School before they moved with their parents to Newton in July and enrolled at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Their father is an American jazz musician Jimmy Greene, and their grandfather is Jorge Marquez, Mayor of the Puerto Rican city of Manaubo, The Toronto Sun reports.
According to the Australian News.com, Ana Marquez-Greene, aged six, died in hospital.
News.com reports that her grandfather Mayor Jorge Marquez, told El Nuevo Dia, "We spent all day waiting for news, hoping that she was just wounded. But her parents warned us she might not make it. They just gave us the sad news."
Both Ana and her brother were inside the school when Adam Lanza arrived and opened fire.
According to The Toronto Sun, about 60 people attended a vigil for the Marquez-Greene family at Whyte Ridge Baptist Community Church in Winnipeg on Friday night. Ana and her family were parishioners at the church during the time they lived in Winnipeg.
The Daily Mail reports the second named victim, Grace McDonnell, was described as "utterly adorable" and "full of life." According to a neighbor who declined to be named, her parents, Lynn McDonnell, 45, a housewife and Christopher, 49, a business executive, are going through "indescribable pain."
What makes the situation even more painful for Grace's bereaved parents is that they live only a street away from the Lanzas and they can see the home in which Adam Lanza lived.
The Daily Mail reports that a neighbor Dorothy Werden, 49, said: "I just choke up when I think about it. Grace was like a little doll. She was utterly adorable. I used to see her waiting for the school bus over the road from our house... When I saw Lynn and Christopher at the school with Lynn being held up by a nun I knew things were not good. I can't imagine what they are going through."
The New York Post reports that Jesse Lewis's grieving father Neil Heslin, said he had planned to go to his six-year-old son’s school to watch the Christmas activities. He said: "I dropped him off at school at 9 a.m. He went happily. That was the last I saw of him."
According to News.com, Heslin said: "My son, he was 6 years old. He was in Ms. [Victoria] Soto's class. We were supposed to make gingerbread houses today at 2:30 in his class."