9/11 victim finally laid to rest after 6 years
SYRACUSE – Six years after she died in one of the planes that struck the twin towers, Laura Lee Morabito has been laid to rest.
“It’s somewhat surreal being in front of you after six years of my sister’s death,” said her brother Craig Defazio during a service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Skaneateles in central New York.
Friday’s funeral was scheduled after Morabito’s wedding ring was found and her remains, identified Sept. 12 through DNA testing, were returned to her family.
Two memorial services had been held in 2001. This time, family members said, they would have the relief of burying her in St. Joseph’s Cemetery near Auburn, N.Y. A military honor guard stood outside the church.