War correspondent from LI laid to rest

OYSTER BAY - Friends, family and fellow journalists gathered this morning and said goodbye to war correspondent Marie Colvin.

The 56-year-old East Norwich native was killed in a Syrian rocket attack on Feb. 22. Colvin continued to report from Homs, even after being urged to leave during fierce government attacks. The Red Cross helped recover her remains and ship them to the U.S. for a funeral with her family.

Colvin's funeral was held this morning at the Church of St. Dominic in Oyster Bay. She was remembered as a remarkable woman who died doing what she lived for.Several notable journalists and members of the media attended the funeral, including News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch.

Friends, family pay tribute to war correspondent Body of LI journalist slain in Syria arrives homeFamily of slain journalist wants her body to be flown home

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