Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal marries

Erica Lafferty, 27, the youngest daughter of Dawn Hochsprung, the Sandy Hook principal who was among the 26 killed in the December rampage, paid special homage to her mom at her July 6 wedding.

Lafferty, who lives in Prospect, began her wedding day with a visit to her mother’s grave, in her wedding dress, PEOPLE magazine reports. (Read the PEOPLE story here).

“I wanted to let her know how much I missed her,” Lafferty says. “No daughter should ever have to do that on her wedding day … and I make sure she is always part of every day, like she always had been.”

She married fiancé Christopher Smegielski, at her mother’s lake house in the Adirondacks.


Frank Juliano