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Remembering victims in Boston


BOSTON (WKOW) -- Boston-area residents are coming together in prayer and reflection after a long week that began with the bombings at the marathon.

Several prayer services were held throughout the city on Sunday to remember those who lost their lives and were hurt in the Monday bombing and following incidents.

Family and friends are saying goodbye to Krystle Campbell, one of the three people killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line. A wake for Campbell was held Sunday at a funeral home in Medford, Massachusetts. That's where the 29-year-old restaurant manager was raised and graduated from high school in 2001. A private funeral is scheduled for Monday at St. Joseph Church.

Eight-year-old Martin Richard of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student from China, also died in the attacks Monday. BU is holding a memorial service for Lu on Monday.

Hundreds turned out Saturday night in Wilmington for a vigil to honor 26-year-old Sean Collier. The MIT police officer was shot and killed in his squad car by the suspects a few days after the bombing. He grew up in the town about 15 miles north of Boston.

The Boston transit agency on Sunday released a photo of Collier with Richard Donohue, the 33-year-old transit police officer who is hospitalized in stable but critical condition. Authorities said he was seriously wounded in a gun battle with the bombing suspects.

Doctors say Donohue had lost nearly all his blood and his heart had stopped from a single gunshot wound that severed three major blood vessels in his right thigh. Surgeons at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge say Donohue is in sedated and on a breathing machine but opened his eyes, moved his hands and feet and squeezed his wife's hand Sunday.

Doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery and that nerves and muscles in his leg are intact. Transit officials say Donohue had gotten out of his cruiser and was shooting at the suspects when he was hit.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence Monday at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. and will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts. It marks one week since the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.

Patrick issued the call Sunday in a joint appeal with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and One Fund Boston, a charity set up to help victims of the bombings. Patrick and Menino say they are humbled by support from the public and the business community.

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