Jul 29, 2014

Funeral Tuesday for Youngest Victim of Boating Tragedy

Wake planned in Hicksville Sunday and Monday for Victoria Gaines, 7.

Funeral Tuesday for Youngest Victim of Boating Tragedy

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, who died when a 34-foot powerboat sank 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 Huntington school district officials.

The third grader would have turned 8 on July 6, two days after the Independence Day accident which police are

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.

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