Funerals Friday for 2 students killed in Marist fire

January 27, 2012 8:30:44 AM PST
Funeral services were held Friday for two college students who died in an off-campus house fire in the Hudson Valley that also claimed the life of a third student.

Kevin Johnson's funeral was held in his hometown of New Canaan, Connecticut. Services for Kerry Fitzsimons, of Commack, were held in Dix Hills on Long Island.

Johnson, Fitzsimons and Eva Block, of Woodbridge, Conn., all 21, were killed in last Saturday's early morning fire at a town of Poughkeepsie home rented by six students at Marist College.

Fitzsimons and Block were seniors at Marist, while Johnson was attending Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie.

Authorities say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Block's funeral was held Monday in Fairfield, Conn.

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