Private Wake Today For 3 Sisters Killed In Stamford Christmas Day Fire


Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –  Madonna Badger, who lost her three daughters and both parents in the Christmas morning fire in Stamford, Conn., attended Wednesday’s wake, along with the girls’ father and the only other survivor of the tragedy, Badger’s contractor.

“It’s one of the worst funerals I’ve handled and I’ve done thousands,” said funeral director Dominic Carella.

Carella has been helping the families cope with the tragedy’s tremendous scope and said while Badger was holding up after having lost the generation above her and the one below, she has her moments.

1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reports

“She doesn’t talk so much about the tragedy. It’s more focused on how can we reflect on the children and I think that’s helping her,”  he said.

Ten-year-old Lily Badger and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah Badger were lying in repose in matching mahogany caskets surrounded by pink and white flowers at…

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