The bodies of the two young sisters were pulled from under the rubble of a condominium building in Florida – so small that 4 and 10-year-olds were placed in the same crate – buried with their rent on Tuesday, with a white coffin wrapped in pink and purple. tapes.
Lucia Guara, “Lulu Bear,” “Jeordy!” with his father, dancing and doing yoga with his mother. Her sister, Emma, was the queen of the family, a natural artist who enjoyed her father’s piggyback trips and hugs with her mother, said family member Digna Rodriguez.
The one-hour funeral was held at the family’s Catholic Church – St. Joseph, just three blocks from where the Champlain Towers South building almost collapsed, killing the Guara sisters, their tenants Marcus and Anaelli Guara, and 32 others. More than 100 people are still missing. Rescuers battling heavy rains and winds from a tropical storm continued to dig up dust and twisted steel piles in Surfside for 13 days on Tuesday.
The now-destroyed condominium building overlooks much of the church where Emma was baptized in 2016 and Lucia held her first church in 2019.
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Priest Juan J. Sosa asked to continue the prayers.
“We still have 15 other rioters missing,” he said. The store reminded attendees that God’s power is always there, especially in trials, and that death does not determine them.
Family members wiped away tears during the service and hugged each other emotionally, especially as they were taken out of the church at the end of the church while singing “Wonderful Grace”.
“Let’s all connect with our family like Lucia. Let’s all act with grace like Emma. Let’s all be as loyal and faithful as Marcus and Anaely,” Rodriguez said.
Marcus Guara’s cousin Peter Milan encouraged others to emulate the present moment and emulate the family by loving those around them.
“It melted through her daughters who were even cooler than the cooler guy. She loved being a father,” Milian said of Lucia’s fictional news shows and how proudly Emma is talking in the way of obstacles.
A competitive athlete and successful salesman, 52-year-old Marcus enjoyed the smallest pleasures of life, such as walking on the beach with his family. Anaeli was a thoughtful and problem-solving, protective mother who embraced Emma’s creativity and was a role model for Lucia, Rodriguez said.
Lucia was a big-hearted child who had a strong affection for her extended family and could easily connect with others. A few months ago, she put her birthday and tooth fairy money in an envelope and asked her father to send her to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, saying “they need them more than I do.”
Milian said it was a blessing that the family died together.
“I really believe that God will watch over them so that they don’t suffer without Lucia and Emma,” he said.