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Marcus McGhee

Marcus McGhee (2007-2016) Marcus "Stink" McGhee was 9 years old and had autism. He was born on July 9, 2007, and lived in South W...

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dylan Hockley

Dylan Hockley (2006-2012)

Dylan Hockley was 6 years old and had autism. He is from Newton, Connecticut.  He was killed in the school shooting that happened on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Brook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Dylan is the son of Ian and Nicole Hockley. He is also survived by a brother Jake Hockley.


Tributes: 
"He helped us to be stronger people than we might have been without him (Ian Hockley, Source)."
"He was always smiling, always laughing. If he laughed, other people laughed with him. He loved to be tickled so people would come up to him and just start tickling him, just to hear him laugh. It was like music. (Nicole Hockley, Source)." 


Links about Dylan Hockley:
Obituary: Dylan Hockley Obituary
Memorial Website: Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund 
Facebook Memorial Pages: 
Twitter Memorial Page: Dylan Hockley's Fund @DylanHockley 
YouTube Videos: Dylan's Father Nic Hockley's YouTube Channel
Blogs: Autism Light #247 
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Josephine Grace Gay

Josephine Grace Gay (2005-2012)

Josephine Grace Gay was 7 years old and had autism. She is from Newton, Connecticut.  She was killed in the school shooting that happened on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Brook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Josephine Grace Gay was survived by her parents Michele and Bob Gay and sister, Sophia and Maria Gay.


Tributes:
"She lived seven years inspiring friends and family with her beautiful smile, loving heart, and playful spirit (Source/Obituary)." 
"It will help us if others know what a special person she was and how she inspired everyone she met.  Joey was autistic and severely apraxic. She could not speak, yet she touched the lives of so many around her: teachers, therapists, friends, neighbors, all loved and cherished her. Joey was social and affectionate; she smiled, she loved hugs, and she even had a wonderful sense of humor. Her spirit was indomitable. She participated in rigorous therapy and treatment on a daily basis without complaint. She loved to play with her Barbie dolls, iPad, and computer, swim, swing, and be anywhere her sisters were. Josephine loved the color purple (Source, Her Parents)." 
Links about Josephine Grace Gay:
Obituary: Legacy.com Obituary
Memorial Fund: Joey's Fund at Doug Flutie Foundation
Facebook Memorial Pages: RIP Josephine Grace Gay-Sandy Hook Massacre Victim
Blogs: Autism Light #246 
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