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Cory Denoncourt update: Family, friends say farewell to boy who died in snowbank

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In a Cory Denoncourt update, family members and friends of the 10-year-old boy who died in a snowbank are saying their final farewell. According to Cory Edward Denoncourt’s obituary published by Legacy.com on Dec. 23, 2013, Cory Denoncourt is leaving behind “his loving mother Annmarie; father Patrick Denoncourt; brothers, Jason Meulendyk, Jeffery (Justine) Meulendyk, and Connor Denoncourt; grandmother, Nicolina Petrarca; paternal grandparents, Mary Ellen and Joseph Denoncourt; nephew, Anthony Meulendyk; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.”

“Friends and family may call Thursday December 26, 4-8 at New Comer Funeral Home, 2636 Ridgeway Ave. Graveside Service Friday, December 27, 10 AM at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the P.I.C.U Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital.”

Cory Denoncourt’s family and friends are leaving behind precious memories on NewRochester.com of the 10-year-old boy who tragically died after falling in a snowbank.

“Cory I remember the day I met mommy, she was in labor with you! I was there when she brought you home and I immediately fell in love, you are like my first son. I changed your diapers, fed you, and potty trained you. Your first word was Ju Ju and I nearly cried when I heard it … I have soo many memories of you Cory that I will NEVER forget and will NEVER let Anthony forget you I promise. I know you are looking down on us and taking care of every one. We love you buddy!”

Previous report on Cory Denoncourt's tragic death after being trapped in a snowbank:

After a 10-year-old boy named Cory Denoncourt died in a snowbank in New York, police are reminding parents that any boy can get trapped in a snowbank and die. Police in Greece, N.Y., said that Cory Denoncourt’s death is a tragic reminder that playing in snow tunnels or big piles of snow can be dangerous, reported WHAM on Dec. 20, 2013. “They [police] said this should remind everyone of the dangers of playing in snow tunnels.”

On Wednesday night, 10-year-old Cory Denoncourt was playing in a snowbank outside his apartment complex in Greece in New York when he fell into the snow tunnel that he had built with his friend. According to police, the 10-year-old boy was digging snow tunnels when he tumbled face first into a hole about three feet deep.

After the snowbank collapsed and buried Cory Denoncourt, his friends tried desperately to free him. One boy ran for help. According to an ABC News video report, one of the 10-year-old boy’s friends said that as he was trying to reach for Cory and pull him out, he could still hear him say, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”

“I saw him face first in the snow with his whole body covered with snow. He wasn't moving. His lips were purple. I tried to open his eyes but his eyes were just still. His stomach wasn't moving or nothing.”

Even though several children were able to pull the 10-year-old boy out of the snowbank and Cory Denoncourt was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, the boy died from his snowbank injuries on Thursday.

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