Plans announced for funeral of Avonte Oquendo

Timeline shows school’s response to Avonte Oquendo’s disappearance was delayed

Avonte Oquendo went missing last October, after running out of his school in Long Island City.

NEW YORK (PIX11) – The family of Avonte Oquendo has announced plans for the boy’s funeral.

In what will be private ceremonies at both a funeral home and a church, the family will first gather on  Saturday for a wake between  9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, at 199 Bleecker St. The funeral will follow at the Church of  St. Joseph at 371 Sixth Ave.  from 11 a.m. to noon.

Avonte’s remains will be cremated.

The family will then meet for a lunch at Astoria World Manor to celebrate Avonte’s life.

The public can send condolences by visiting the funeral home’s website. Click HERE to do so.

10 comments

  • Be Respectful

    I hope the public and the press will be respectful of their privacy. Don't show up to gawk, people. Let them be.

  • Gosia1970

    …I have a question, in what way cause of death will be determined, when the body is cremated..???? Will ever be known???? R.I.P. little Angel <3

    • Vaso

      Exactly. Why cremate in such a rush? Are the cops still looking for the lungs and upper torso? Are they just gonna say he drowned without even finding lungs? And why is there no further discussion as to why god underwear found on the body were not his? What kind of game is bring played Here?

  • SKIP

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  • SKIP

    Margaret Mikol, the co-Founder of a NYC non profit that helps disabled children, is looking for comments about how we should better protect special needs children and prevent another such tragedy from happening. Check out her reaction and share your thoughts here https://www.facebook.com/SkipNY

  • dennis hubicsak

    Im so sorry for your loss, I work two blocks away and was saddened when it first happened and asked myself over and over where was the teacher who should of been with him at all times very sad.
    my prayers will always be with him and you even tho i didnt know your family im deeply sorry for your loss and may he rest in Gods loving hands for ever Dennis Hubicsak

  • angie rosado

    my heart goes out to the oquendo family. i'm the grandmother of two nine yr old autistic grandchildren. the bus company lost one of them for four hrs. my son was beside himself thinking he wouldn't see his child again and my other one was let go to the bathroom alone and was found wondering the halls of the school. the teacher didn't know he was missing. we need to hold accountable these so called teachers when some thing like this happens. don't give up. avonte needs justice. i'm there in spirit.

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