Words spilling out in fits and starts as he choked back tears, Chris Munroe addressed his reflections to his niece and nephew, Lexi and Sean Munroe, who died together after apparently hiding inside a hope chest during a game of hide-and-seek in their Franklin home.
Hundreds of mourners filled St. Mary Church in Franklin this morning to celebrate the brief lives of Lexi Jane Munroe and Sean Allen Munroe II, born 21 months apart.
“Some will say God wanted two more angels in heaven,” the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, the priest-in-charge of St. John’s Episcopal Church, a half-mile away in Franklin from where the service was held.
“Lexi and Sean did nothing wrong,” Edmunds said. They were playing.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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