GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – A vigil was held Wednesday for the fourth- and fifth-grade boys who were killed Monday in a Grosse Pointe house fire.
The fire happened Monday morning at a home on Fisher Road between Kercheval and Mack avenues, according to authorities. Police said the two boys were brothers who went to Richard Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Farms.
The vigil will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church & Rectory in Grosse Pointe Farms at 6 p.m. A memorial is also being organized for Saturday at the Grosse Pointe Academy. Anyone who would like to celebrate the lives of Briggs and Logan is welcome to attend, according to the family.
“The Connolly family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the overwhelming support and kindness from the community. From the basic necessities to the incredible financial donations that continue to grow on the GoFundMe page, the family has been humbled by this communities generosity,” the Connolly family said in a statement.
The St. Clair Shores Hockey Association released the following:
"By now, you undoubtedly have heard about the unimaginable tragedy that took place yesterday morning in Grosse Pointe. Briggs and Logan Connolly were hockey players and part of our St. Clair Shores Hockey Association family as well as the East Side Bulldogs Hockey Family.
Our two associations have joined in creating a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the Connolly family. Please find it in your heart to donate any amount. It is truly appreciated. We all know how tight knit the hockey community is, but we also know how in a time of need we come together for one another.
Please keep everyone who loves this family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time."