For the city as a whole, Bannister said church members, friends and neighbors of the two families will be gathering for prayer and memorials during the coming days.
But the mourning seems more difficult somehow. "This is especially hard because it's a whole family," he said. "There's this void. There's nobody to console, because there's nobody at the Antonakos house. There's nobody to take a casserole to. Everybody wants to do something, but there's nobody to do anything for."
There's little else to do, Bannister said, except to lean on each other.
This unforgettable tragedy, he said, "has almost brought us closer together."