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Marie Colvin’s Funeral Set for Monday


This is an undated image made available Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 by the Sunday Times in London of Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin photographed in Tahrir square in Cairo .(AP Photo/Ivor Prickett Sunday Times)

Marie Colvin, the Long Island native who was killed while reporting on the war in Syria two weeks ago, will reportedly be laid to rest during a funeral service on Monday.


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Colvin’s body is expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday, after the International Committee of the Red Cross recovered the journalists’s body from Syria last week.

Colvin, 56, a veteran war correspondent, was on assignment for the Sunday Times of London, when the makeshift press center she was using was bombed in an attack by the Syrian military.

A French photojournalist, Remi Ochlik, was also killed in the attack. His body was also recovered and returned to Paris.

Colvin’s mother, Rosemarie, told the Press last week that her daughter’s body was expected to arrive in Dover, Del. before she returned to her hometown of East Norwich.

Rosemarie said she was doing “a lot better” on Friday after receiving confirmation that her oldest child’s body was coming home.

She expressed relief after a roller coaster week that included a video purportedly of Colvin being buried in Syria appeared on YouTube last Thursday.

“I really believe it all now,” she said on Friday, “We had so many stories that were never true.”

A wake will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Oyster Bay Funeral Home.

The funeral mass is set for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Oyster Bay.

-With Associated Press

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