NH Memorial Service Planned For Mother Of Newtown Gunman

CBS Boston

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — More than 100 family and friends gathered at a church Saturday to remember the woman whose son massacred 20 first-graders and six educators in a Connecticut elementary school last year.

The service was held at the First Congregational Church in Kingston, where Nancy Lanza once lived. Police Chief Donald Briggs had said only friends and family were invited.

She was the first victim of her 20-year-old son Adam’s Dec. 14 rampage, shot dead in their home before he blasted his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. He killed himself as police closed in.

Mourners lined up in 92-degree heat to enter the church and a few of them cried upon exiting. A police officer played the bagpipes outside.

Friends have said Nancy Lanza loved the Red Sox and gardening and talked of a growing enthusiasm for target shooting. The rifle and two handguns Adam…

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