Funeral for heroic grandmother killed in hit and run

April 10, 2012 5:31:35 AM PDT
Funeral services will be held Tuesday for a Staten Island grandmother killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Friends and family will pay their respects to 56-year-old Clara Almazo, who will be buried in her native country Mexico.

Almazo was struck as she was walking home from church with her grandson last Thursday in West Brighton.

Her final act was to push the boy to safety, saving him from being hit.

The driver, 40-year-old Brian McGurk, turned himself on Friday.

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