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Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2012

Sandy Hook victim, Charlotte Bacon, remembered as the girl who loved pink

Wednesday’s memorial service for the 6-year-old girl who loved pink reminds everyone of the innocence which was stolen in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Charlotte Bacon

Charlotte Bacon

No one loss is more or less painful in this tragedy, but as mourners gathered at Christ the King Lutheran Church for Charlotte Bacon’s memorial, the program featuring an angel superimposed over the kindergartner’s name tore at the raw wound from last week’s shooting.

The six-year-old’s obituary recounts that child’s love of animals and desire to wear pink. On the day of the shooting Charlotte was wearing an outfit bought specifically for the holidays: a pink dress and boots.

Charlotte had been begging her mother, JoAnn, to let her wear the outfit to school. Her mother relented on Friday.

“For some little girls, pink is just something pretty, but for Charlotte, it was a passion,” her uncle said. “And by a passion, I mean an addiction.”

Pink buttons with her bright-eyed, smiling face were handed out on the way in.

In her six years of life, she had never come across an animal she didn’t like, her family said. She even talked about becoming a veterinarian, treating the family’s golden retriever as “part of the family.”

Family members said they would remember Charlotte’s beautiful smile and energy for life.

Charlotte loved kicking and throwing punches during weekly taekwondo lessons with her father, Joel, and 9-year-old brother, Guy.

The service was attended by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Sen.-elect Christopher Murphy and U.S. Rep.-elect Elizabeth Esty.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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