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Funeral Scheduled in Huntington Tuesday for Youngest Boat Victim

Wake planned in Hicksville Sunday and Monday for Victoria Gaines.

Services have been announced for the youngest of three children who died in a holiday boating accident earlier this week.

The funeral for Victoria Gaines, 7,  at the mouth of Oyster Bay, will take place at St. Patrick Church in Huntington July 10 at 9:45 a.m.

Visitation is scheduled Sunday and Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Wagner Funeral Home, located at 125 W. Old Country Rd. in Hicksville.

Well-liked by her classmates and cherished by her friends and teachers, the Washington Primary student by school district officials.

The third grader would have turned 8 on July 6, two days after the accident which was reportedly caused by combination of waves kicked up by a sudden squall and the wake from other boaters. 

A memorial fund is being set up to pay for funeral expenses for Gaines, according to a Long Island News 12 report. Those who wish to donate may contact: Kelly and Della Gruenberg at 700 Koehler Ave. in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., 11779; or call (631) 737-4110.

Also killed in the accident was 11-year-old  of Huntington Station and , 12, of Kings Park.

michelle July 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM
God Bless you, Victoria
Scott Gregory July 07, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Victoria,me uncle Scott , aunt,Ann & Oma love you always baby.Our love always be there for you.We love you baby always,&,we miss you. HUGS & KISSES
Marita Eybergen July 08, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Victoria may you rest in peace. Our hearts go out to your parents, family and friends. May your parents have the support they need to handled their grief and sorrow from their family, friends and the community. This has to be the hardest thing a parent can handle in life. Instead of planning her birthday party they are planning her funeral. My heart hurts so much and thinking of them just makes me cry and cry. Our sincere sympathy to all the families involved. May you have the courage to heal and go on and remember your little angle will be with you always. I am so sorry for this tragedy God bless.

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