Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female (age 6)
JoAnn Bacon had bought her daughter a new pink dress and boots for the holidays.
But Charlotte, an outgoing girl with long and curly red hair, couldn't wait, said her uncle on her mother's side, John Hagen, of Nisawa, Minnesota.
She kept asking to wear her new outfit. On Friday, her mother gave in. She let her wear the dress and boots and did her hair special for the end of the school week.
Hagen said his sister "was quite happy Charlotte was able to wear her dress and boots" but no one could have imagined it would be the last day they would see her alive.
Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male (age 7)
Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female (age 6)
Six-year-old Olivia Engel was supposed to be an angel in Friday night’s live nativity performed at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
“She was supposed to be an angel in the play,” the Rev. Revered Robert Weiss told Reuters. “Now she’s an angel up in heaven.”
Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female (age 7)
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female (age 6)
'We're reminded how much we're loved and supported on this earth and by our Father in heaven. As much as she’s needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise. I love you sweetie girl,' her father wrote.Dylan Hockley, 03/08/06, male (age 6)
Dylan Hockley's family moved back to New England after residing in the United Kingdom for 18 years, they unwittingly moved into a home less than 100 feet from the man who would later take his life.
Madeleine F. Hsu, 07/10/06, female (age 6)
Catherine V. Hubbard, 06/08/06, female (age 6)
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male (age 7)
"I saw him two days ago, and I asked him if he wanted to see Santa, and he told me that he wanted his teeth back, and it was really sweet," Chase's 13-year-old next-door neighbor Keeley Baumann said Saturday evening.
Keeley, who has known Chase his whole life, and is nearer in age to his two older sisters -- Erin, a ninth-grader, and Brittany, a sixth-grader -- choked up at times as she described the blonde-hair, blue-eyed child she'd "never get to see grow up."
Jesse Lewis, 06/30/06, male (age 6)
His father Neil Heslin told the New York Post that he dropped his son off at school that morning and planned to return in the afternoon to join parents in the holiday tradition of making gingerbread houses.
James Mattioli, 03/22/06, male (age 6)
Grace McDonnell, 11/04/05, female (age 7)
Emilie Parker, 05/12/06, female (age 6)
Robbie Parker, the father of Emilie Parker, 6, addressed the press on Saturday, holding back tears as he remembered the precious six-year-old, the oldest of his three daughters.
The grieving father remembered the beautiful gifts and talents endowed to the little girl by her heavenly father.
In a remarkable act, Mr Parker expressed his condolences to the family of the gunman and thanked friends and strangers for their support and love.Jack Pinto, 05/06/06, male (age 6)
Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male (age 6)
Noah Pozner was also killed in the shooting on Friday, with Rabbi Shaul Praver of Adath Israel in Newtown, Conn., saying that the boy was shot execution style.
'His little body could not endure so many bullets like that,' Rabbi Praver said on Saturday.The spiritual leader said he was comforting the mother of the child, who will be laid to rest on Sunday.
Caroline Previdi, 09/07/06, female (age 6)
Jessica Rekos, 05/10/06, female (age 6)
“There's nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a child, but to have it happen in this way is just too much,” wrote family friend Jeff Stewart on Facebook. “Every time I think I'm done crying I see or hear something that brings it back up. I'm so sorry for you, Rich and your family. No one will ever forget this.”
Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female (age 6)
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male (age 6)
Allison N. Wyatt, 07/03/06, female (age 6)
Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female (age 29)
Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female (age 47)
Dawn Hochsprung left the safety of her office and took off running toward the shooter, who had forcibly entered through the front doors. The shooter had visited Sandy Hook Elementary the day before Friday's massacre during which he was involved in an altercation with four members of staff at the school - three of whom are now dead.
Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female (age 52)
52-year-old Murphy shielded the bodies of students, authorities told her father, Hugh McGowan of Katonah. Her body was found in a classroom, they told him, covering a group of children who died in the tragic shooting.
Lauren Russeau, 1982, female (age 29)
Lauren, after years of working as a substitute teacher, -- while working other jobs to earn a living -- landed a permanent substitute teaching job at Sandy Hook Elementary School in October.
"It was the best year of her life,'' said Teresa Rousseau, Lauren's mother and a copy editor at The News-Times.
Mary Sherlach, 02/11/56, female (age 56)
Mary Sherlach, the 56-year-old school psychologist, had worked at the Sandy Hook elementary school for 18 years, giving support and guidance to the young children. She was planning on retiring at the end of the school year.
Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female (age 27)
When she became aware there was a gunman in the school, she hid her first-graders in closets and cabinets, then told the shooter they were in the gym.
He turned the gun on Soto, killing her, but none of her students were harmed.
In a Tweet Saturday morning, Soto's sister, Carlee said, "Hug your loved ones an (sic) tell them how much you love them because you never know when you'll see them again. Do this in honor of Vicki."