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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - Holyoke residents began their candlelight vigil in memory of the 20 children murdered Friday in their Newtown Connecticut classrooms.

Some two hundred people gathered in the canal walk area of Dwight Street near downtown Holyoke.

Mayor Alex Morse had called for the vigil to honor the children who were killed and the families who mourn their loss.

22News spoke with some of the saddened people attending the vigil Sunday evening.

Leah Meides says, “I was actually at school at lunch we heard about it, and at first we heard there were only two deaths, which is horrible enough it was just heartbreaking to hear about. “

Several cities and towns here in Western Massachusetts had already held similar candlelight vigils.

On Saturday people gathered in Chicopee, Agawam, West Springfield and Easthampton silently honoring the young victims.

Posted on December 20, 2012 by