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Family announces funeral plans for son killed at Disney World

Lane Graves, toddler killed by Alligator at Disney World
Lane Graves, toddler killed by Alligator at Disney World
Two-year-old Lane Graves, whose life was tragically cut short last week following an alligator attack at a resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will be laid to rest on Tuesday, his family’s church announced.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska, will hold a rosary prayer service for the Graves family on Sunday night, with a wake on Monday and the funeral mass and burial on Tuesday, according to the church website. Lane will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.

Cameras, cell phones and any other recording devices have been strictly forbidden at all funeral services, “out of respect for the family.”

On Saturday, the Graves again asked for privacy in the wake of their son’s death.

Lane was playing in about a foot of water in a lagoon at a Disney resort on Tuesday when an alligator snatched him. His body was recovered later that week.

“Neither Melissa, I or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly,” dad Matt Graves said in Saturday’s statement. “We simply cannot at this time.”

St. Patrick’s is accepting donations of all kinds on behalf of the family, including money and letters; and the Omaha Community Foundation is also accepting donations on behalf of the Graves family.

As they mourn, the Elkhorn community has rallied together around the Graves family, offering babysitting help and raising money through lemonade stand sales.

source:people.com

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