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Lives of Lynn fire victims remembered tonight

Photo By BOB ROCHE

A memorial was set up outside of the home on Bruce Place in Lynn, where a fatal blaze occured on Dec. 4. 

By THOR JOURGENSEN

LYNN — The lives of four family members killed in an East Lynn fire one month ago will be remembered tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. during a period of visitation at Goodrich Funeral Home, 128 Washington St, Lynn.

Goodrich Funeral Director John Anderson said Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia de Lynn Pastor Eduardo Rodriguez and two fellow pastors are expected to lead the remembrance for Maritza Cruz Vizcaino, 42; Yasmin Cruz, 20; Sonia Cruz, 36 (who was pregnant), and Rodolfo Cruz, 28, who died early Dec. 4 in a fire in their 24 Bruce Place home.

Essex County District Attorney’s spokesman Steve O’Connell said the fire remains under investigation.

Anderson said he anticipates Monday’s service at Goodrich will be well attended.

“We’ve had a lot of calls and inquiries,” he said.

The fire left 18 people homeless and triggered offers of help and support. The Lynnway McDonald’s, Power 800 radio and Operation Bootstrap raised money to help the Bruce Place residents. English High students raised money, matched by additional donations, to help Jeannetty Aquino Cruz, a student who was injured in the fire.

Anderson said the Dominican Republic consulate waived shipping document fees associated with transporting the deceased family members back to the Caribbean nation on Tuesday and Wednesday for burial.

He said Jet Blue waived charges for transporting the bodies and Commonwealth Casket Company of Whitman provided discounted prices.


 

Thor Jourgensen can be reached at [email protected]

 

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