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'She was always a pretty happy girl': Gabby Petito's life honored during memorial service in New York

In lieu of flowers, Gabby's family is asking for donations to the future Gabby Petito Foundation.
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Gabby Petito

HOLBROOK, N.Y. — Family and friends of Gabby Petito welcomed the community to honor the 22-year-old North Port woman's life.

A service was held Sunday at Moloney's Holbrook Funeral Home in Holbrook, New York. The funeral was open to the public.

Watch part of the service in the YouTube link below.

In lieu of flowers, Gabby's family asked for donations to the future Gabby Petito Foundation, according to a lawyer for the family.

Donations can be made electronically here.

Moloney Funeral Home held a candlelight vigil Friday night for the community to show their love and support for Gabby and her family. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Petito/Schmidt family.

Authorities confirmed that Gabby's body was found at Grand Teton National Park on Sunday after she vanished during a cross-country road trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie.

Medical examiners initially ruled her cause of death a homicide.

Crews are continuing to search for Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest in this case, since he went on a hike at Sarasota County's Carlton Reserve last week and never returned, according to his family.

A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Laundrie in connection with the case after a grand jury charged him with intent to defraud using a Capital One debit card in the amount of at least $1,000.