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Funeral for 5-year-old Hamburg boy set for Tuesday

A funeral will be held Tuesday for a 5-year-old Hamburg boy who died after his father accidentally backed into him in a driveway on Thanksgiving Day. 

Hamburg Village Police say James Walsh died at a hospital after he was hit at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. He was in kindergarden at Union Pleasant Elementary School

Mayor Tom Moses offered public condolences while appearing at the village's Santa Claus Parade on Saturday.

The child's parents issued a statement saying James was born on Christmas and they know he is with Jesus. They expressed gratitude for the community's support.

The family will receive friends at the Watermark Wesleyan Church Monday from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The funeral will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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