A private funeral has been held in New Hampshire for the Nancy Lanza whose son shot her dead at their Connecticut home and then drove to an elementary school and killed 20 children.
The police chief in Kingston says the funeral for Lanza was held Thursday at an undisclosed location.
Chief Donald Briggs says about 25 family members attended the ceremony in the small town, where Lanza once lived.
Lanza’s 20-year-old son, Adam Lanza, killed her at their home in Newtown, Conn., last week and then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he killed the children and six school employees before committing suicide.
When Nancy Lanza and then-husband Peter Lanza moved to the central Connecticut community in 1998 from southern New Hampshire, they bought a new 3,100-square-foot colonial set on more than two acres in the Bennett’s Farm neighborhood.
Nancy Lanza had previously worked as a stock broker at John Hancock in Boston and her husband was a successful executive.
When the couple divorced in 2009, he left their home to Nancy Lanza and told her she would never have to work another day in her life, said Marsha Lanza of Crystal Lake, Ill., Lanza’s aunt. The split-up was not acrimonious and Adam spent time with both his mother and father, she said.