WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- A memorial service for Nathan Carman‘s missing mother Linda will take place this week, according to the law office of Hubert Santos who is representing Nathan Carman. News 8 was told family and friends will attend the private service, but the location and time isn’t being disclosed. Nathan, who survived the boat sinking last month, is planning the service to remember his mom.
But Linda Carman’s three sisters are opposed to the idea because police are still investigating her disappearance. Their lawyer, Dan Small with Holland and Knight released this statement to News 8,
Linda’s friends and family want to make clear that they are not involved in this event on Wednesday. They believe that it is premature and inappropriate to stage this kind of an event when there is an ongoing investigation into Linda’s disappearance.”
A memorial mass was originally scheduled at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. We talked to church officials at the Archdiocese of Hartford. They said the mass isn’t going to happen there. Maria Zone who is the director of communications with the Archdiocese of Hartford sent News 8 this statement,
On behalf of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, I want to inform you that at this time there will not be a Mass of Intention at the parish for Linda Carman on Wednesday, 10/26.”
The spokesperson did not tell News 8 why it was called off.
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22-year-old Nathan Carman spent eight days in a life raft before a freighter picked him up in the Atlantic Ocean last month. He was on a fishing trip with his mother Linda in their small boat. Carman says there was a noise from the engine and the boat started sinking. He got in the raft, but lost sight of his mother.