Four of the 20 children killed in Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school have been laid to rest.  Two funerals took place on Tuesday, as Newtown begins to turn its eye to the future and the new normal for life in what had been a quiet town.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports from Newtown, Connecticut:

Six-year-olds Jessica Rekos and James Mattioli were laid to rest.  She loved horses and he loved sports, and sixteen more of their classmates who played with them have yet to be buried.

(Resident) "Oh, it just hurts your heart."

This mourner one of hundreds who continue to offer prayers and love at one of many overflowing makeshift memorials here.

And as this community begins to heal, there's an effort to try and get some sense of normalcy back.  Some area schools are back open, even a karate class where some of the victims attended has also reopened.

In Newtown, Connecticut, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

As Newtown, Connecticut continues the long process of grieving in the wake of last week's elementary school massacre, some officials are starting to plan for the slow, painful process of recovery.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso has the latest from Newtown, Connecticut:

Four days after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

(Resident) "It's just shocking. I just still can't believe it."

And people in this sleepy little town overcome by overwhelming pain and overtaken by teams of law enforcement officials and the international press.

(Resident) "Trying to do the best we can to get through this all as a town and as a big family so, I really think we can pull through with this."

Investigators have seized the gunman's home and the school indefinitely as they continue their work. And plans are in place to send Sandy Hook Elementary students to a new school in a neighboring community.

Governor Dannel Malloy also signing off on that and declaring a statewide moment of silence this Friday.

In Newtown, Connecticut, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio. 

WATCH an interview with a neighbor who took in survivors in the minutes following the shooting:

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