Funeral for Madonna Badger's Family Next Thursday

By Ben Fractenberg on December 30, 2011 5:23pm 

Lomer Johnson, dressed as Santa, with his wife and three granddaughters — all of whom died in the Christmas Day blaze.
Lomer Johnson, dressed as Santa, with his wife and three granddaughters — all of whom died in the Christmas Day blaze.
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MANHATTAN — Memorial services for the parents and children of fashion ad executive Madonna Badger killed in a tragic Christmas morning fire in Connecticut will be held next week.

Badger managed to get out of the home unharmed, but her parents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson and daughters Lily Badger, 9, and 7-year-old twins, Grace and Sarah Badger, did not.

A private wake for all five people killed in the blaze will be held next Wednesday afternoon at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on Madison Avenue and 81st Street, according to Dominic Carella, vice president of the funeral home.

At 10 a.m. Thursday there will be a funeral service at St. Thomas Church on 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue for the three girls.

A committal service for all five people will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx later Thursday.

Badger's parents will be cremated and returned to Connecticut, and the family is still deciding how the girls will be laid to rest, Carella said.

The family moved from Manhattan to Connecticut and have a personal connection to the funeral home, having held services for relatives there before, Carella said in an earlier interview.

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