Funeral set for children killed in Sylvan Lake boating accident

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By Tammy Stables Battaglia and Ann Zaniewski
A private beach where emergency crews responded to a fatal boating accident on Sylvan Lake Sunday July 14, 2013. A boater hit the three children in a tube being pulled by their father on a personal watercraft. / Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press
A funeral mass will be held Friday in Southfield for two children killed Sunday when they were hit by a boat while tubing on Sylvan Lake, according to the funeral home.

A Catholic funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. at Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church, funeral director Jerry Yono of the Southfield Funeral Home said today.

There will be no visitation held for West Bloomfield children Alexander Mansour, 11, and his sister, Gabrielle, 6, as their parents continue their vigil with the children’s sister, Adriana, 10, Yono said.

The girl was last reported in critical condition Monday night at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Hospital spokesman Bob Ortleib did not have an updated condition on Adriana this morning.
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