Latest Funerals and memorial services News

Irish mourn slain 23-year-old teacher who was out jogging

Jan. 18, 2022 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in Ireland for the funeral Mass of a 23-year-old elementary school teacher whose slaying has reignited debate about how to tackle violence against women. Police said Tuesday they arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder...

Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

Jan. 17, 2022 14:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century. A funeral procession on the rain-soaked streets of the city Monday morning...

From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success

Jan. 17, 2022 05:25 AM EST

MODENA, Italy (AP) — The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of...

Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

Inmate allowed to attend funeral doesn't return to jail

Jan. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have been searching for a suburban Chicago inmate who was allowed to leave jail to attend a family member’s funeral but did not return. An arrest warrant was issued for 23-year-old Bruce T. Berrier after he left DuPage County Jail on Tuesday at 8...

Western Circuit Bar remembers State Court Judge in Athens

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When State Court Judge Kent Lawrence died in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the cancellation of traditional funeral services. On Monday, the Western Circuit Bar Association held a belated memorial service luncheon in Athens for the longtime Clarke...

Oldest WWII veteran remembered in museum service

Jan. 15, 2022 19:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends gathered at the National WWII Museum on Saturday to remember Lawrence Brooks, who was the oldest surviving World War II veteran until his death on Jan. 5 at age 112. During the service, Brooks' flag-draped coffin was front and center. The...

UK leader's office apologizes for party before royal funeral

Jan. 14, 2022 15:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's office apologized to the royal family on Friday for holding staff parties in Downing Street on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral last year — the latest in a catalogue of allegedly lockdown-breaching gatherings that are threatening to topple the British prime...

Oldest WWII veteran to be remembered at museum service

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing the war. Funeral services will be held Saturday at The National WWII Museum in New...

EU flag drapes coffin of Sassoli, head of bloc's parliament

Jan. 14, 2022 08:56 AM EST

ROME (AP) — With a European Union flag draping the coffin, Italy conducted a state funeral Friday for David Sassoli, the EU parliament's president who died earlier in the week. Top EU officials including Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President...