Remembering Newtown victim Grace McDonnell

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim,Grace McDonnell, 7  (PHOTO: Family photo)

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim,Grace McDonnell, 7 (PHOTO: Family photo)

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim,Grace McDonnell, 7  (PHOTO: Family photo)

Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victim,Grace McDonnell, 7 (PHOTO: Family photo)

(CNN) – The ultimate “girly girl.” Grace loved wearing pink and playing dress-up with jewelry, her grandmother told the Boston Herald.

As Mary Ann McDonnell spoke, she was surrounded by Christmas presents meant for Grace, Gracie, as she was sometimes called.

The little girl loved art, gymnastics, soccer and her small spaniel, Puddin’, her grandmother said.

“She was a wonderful little girl. She was always smiling,” McDonnell told the newspaper. “I think everybody should know about these beautiful children whose lives were cut short.”

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