Hundreds Pay Respects to Victims

By Bob Connors
|  Friday, Aug 6, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 PM EDT
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Hundreds Pay Respects to Victims

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There were long lines Friday afternoon as family and friends came to pay respects to three of the victims of Tuesday's massacre at Hartford Distributors in Manchester.

Mourners first arrived at a wake for Craig Pepin an hour before it began in South Windsor Friday. Pepin, a youth soccer coach, worked for Hartford Distributors for 35 years.

Hundreds waited for hours to make their way into the wake of Bryan Cirigliano in Wethersfield as well. Family, fellow workers, and longtime friends came to say goodbye to the man who so many loved. "We had a lot of fun growing up together. We went to the same church, St. Mary's in Newington, and can't say enough about him. It's really a shame," Cirigliano's childhood friend said.

Chartered buses transported Hartford Distributors employees from wake to wake. They made their way to the Holmes Funeral Home in Manchester to offer condolences to the family of Doug Scruton. Scruton was scheduled to retire in just a few months. He worked for the company for nearly 30 years.

Funerals for all three men are scheduled for Saturday.

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