Candlelight vigil tonight for toddler who died in parked van

The family and friends of Gabriel Josh-Cazir Pierre are hosting a candle light vigil on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. The vigil will be held at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Floyd Street.

The 17-month old Dorchester toddler died last Monday after he was left unattended in a van for most of the day. His death remains under investigation.

In a statement released though the Boston Police Dept. today, the public was invited to attend the vigil.
"The family understands that there are many who are grieving with them and many of whom will come out to be there during this time. All are welcome to share this time with family," the statement read.

The funeral for Gabriel is on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. and located at St. Mark’s Church (1725 Dorchester Ave in Dorchester). Gabriel’s mother, Virginia Cazir, requests that all funeral guests wear all white.