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Catherine Hubbard's Passion Prompts Family To Ask For Donations To Animal Center

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) -- Catherine Violet Hubbard had a passion for animals, and her family has asked for donations to an animal center to honor her memory in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Catherine, 6, was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She was survived by her older brother Frederick and her parents, Matthew and Jennifer, as well as both sets of grandparents and a great grandmother.

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"She will be remembered for her passion of animals and constant smile. Her family prays that she, all the students of Sandy Hook Elementary, and all those affected by this brutal event find peace in their hearts," said an obituary on

A wake for Catherine will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, followed by a memorial service at the same church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Her family asked that donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470.

In addition to Catherine, the child victims of the massacre were:

Charlotte Bacon, 6;
Daniel Barden, 7;
Olivia Engel, 6;
Josephine Gay, 7;
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6;
Dylan Hockley, 6;
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7;
• Jesse Lewis, 6;
James Mattioli, 6;
• Grace McDonnell, 7;
Emilie Parker, 6;
Jack Pinto, 6;
Noah Pozner, 6;
• Caroline Previdi, 6;
Jessica Rekos, 6;
• Avielle Richman, 6;
Benjamin Wheeler, 6;
• Allison Wyatt, 6.

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