With a beaming smile, six-year-old Olivia Engel holds up a gold star while wearing the wings she was going to put on for her role as an angel in this past weekend’s nativity play at Newtown’s main Catholic church.
Instead she became one of the victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre, and the performance remained an angel short in her memory.
The Rev Robert Weiss of the St Rose of Lima church said, "She was supposed to be an angel in the play. Now she’s an angel up in heaven."
The evening nativity play was one of the few events running as planned in the town as church leaders and parents sought to provide something that would distract youngsters from the school tragedy.
May you R.I.P. Angel!