STONEHAM, Mass. (CBS/AP) — Family, friends and colleagues paid their final respects to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

A private funeral Mass for Sean Collier was held Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church in Stoneham.

Sean Collier. (Photo credit: Collier family)

Sean Collier. (Photo credit: Collier family)

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday on MIT’s campus. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend.  It is not open to the public.

Classes have been canceled for a day of reflection, the school said Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Collier was shot multiple times as he sat in his vehicle last Thursday.

He has worked for the MIT police for a little over a year and had been offered a job with the Somerville Police Department.

He was a Wilmington native and a graduate of Salem State University.

He is survived by his parents and five siblings.

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