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Avonte’s funeral set for Saturday

Photo courtesy NYPD
By Alex Robinson

New York City will say goodbye to Avonte Oquendo Saturday.

The 14-year-old autistic boy’s funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Joseph’s, at 371 Sixth Ave. in Greenwich Village.

A private service will precede the funeral at Greenwich Village Funeral Home.

Avonte vanished from his Long Island City school Oct. 4. His disappearance triggered a citywide search that thousands of volunteers joined. His remains were discovered on the shore in College Point Thursday night.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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