Funeral this week for Conn. Christmas fire victims

Left Photo: Taken four days before the fire - Grace Badger (kneeling, 7 years old), Sarah Badger (standing to the left, 7) and Lily Badger (standing to the right, 9). Right Photo: Taken three days before fire - (from left to right) Grace Badger, Sarah Badger, Matthew Badger (holding family dog Pippi), Lily Badger.

January 1, 2012 4:57:16 PM PST
A funeral service will be held in New York this week for three girls killed with their grandparents in a Christmas morning house fire in Connecticut.

Dominic Carella, vice president of the Frank Campbell Funeral Home, says a private wake will be held Wednesday at the funeral home in Manhattan.

A funeral service open to the public will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Manhattan for 10-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger.

A private service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery for all five victims.

Carella says funeral plans for the grandparents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson, are still being worked on.

Authorities say embers in a bag of discarded fireplace ashes started the blaze.

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