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.



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