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Funeral service for 8 year old killed in marathon bombings held Tuesday

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The family of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing says a private funeral has been held for 8-year-old Martin Richard.

In a statement released on behalf of the family of 8 year old Martin Richard, the youngest fatality of the Boston Marathon bombings, a private funeral Mass was celebrated with immediate family on Tuesday, followed by burial. The family says it plans to hold a public memorial service for the boy sometime in the coming weeks.

Martin was one of three people killed in the April 15 bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. His mother and sister were among the more than 260 others wounded.

In the statement, the family calls the past week "the most difficult week of our lives." It says they have appreciated the outpouring of love and support they have received.

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