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Wake, funeral Sunday for 2 victims of boat accident

July 8, 2012 6:49:09 AM PDT
Sunday will be a day of mourning for the young victims who died in the July Fourth boating accident on Long Island Sound.

A wake will be held in Huntington for 11-year-old Harlie Treanor. In East Northport, friends and family of 12-year-old David Aureliano will come together at a funeral home.

Those two cousins, as well as 8-year-old family friend Victoria Gaines, died Wednesday.

They were trapped in the cabin of a yacht that capsized in Oyster Bay.

Twenty-four other people on the boat escaped.

Police believe overcrowding on the yacht may have contributed to the accident.

A memorial fund is being set up to pay for the funeral expenses for Victoria Gaines. People who wish to donate can contact:

Gruenberg Kelly Della
700 Koehler Avenue
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-737-4110

http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGainesMemorial

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Associated Press writers Mary Esch in Albany, N.Y., and Tom Hays, Larry Neumeister and Colleen Long in New York and researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed to this report.

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