- ADVERTISEMENT -
Blank Blank Blank

Featured Memorial | Victoria Soto

Victoria Soto Obituary

Victoria Soto
Victoria Soto
She beams in snapshots. Her enthusiasm and cheer was evident. She was doing, those who knew her say, what she loved.

And now, Victoria Soto is being called a hero.

Though details of the 27-year-old teacher's death remained fuzzy, her name has been invoked again and again as a portrait of selflessness and humanity among unfathomable evil.

Investigators informed relatives that she was killed while shielding her first-graders from danger. She reportedly hid some students in a bathroom or closet, ensuring they were safe, a cousin, Jim Wiltsie, told ABC News.

"She was trying to shield, get her children into a closet and protect them from harm," Wiltsie told ABC. "And by doing that, put herself between the gunman and the children."

Photos of Soto show her always with a wide smile, in pictures of her at her college graduation and in mundane daily life. She looks so young, barely an adult herself. Her goal was simply to be a teacher.

"She lost her life doing what she loved," Wiltsie said.

Funeral services are planned for Wednesday.

Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Read Full Obituary for Victoria Soto

Guest Book Highlights

If you need help finding the right words, view our Suggested Entries

Other obituaries

Published in Connecticut Post from December 17 to December 18, 2012
Soto, Victoria L. Soto - Victoria "Vicki" Leigh Soto, age 27, of Stratford, cherished daughter of Carlos and Donna (Fagan) Soto, and beloved sister of Jillian, Carlee and Carlos Matthew Soto, passed... Read Obituary
Published in News Times from December 17 to December 18, 2012
Soto, Victoria L. Soto - Victoria "Vicki" Leigh Soto, age 27, of Stratford, cherished daughter of Carlos and Donna (Fagan) Soto, and beloved sister of Jillian, Carlee and Carlos Matthew Soto, passed... Read Obituary
- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -
- ADVERTISEMENT -