Funeral Expenses/Baby Fund

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Raised by 3,171 people in 28 months
Chelsea Ransom   AVON, IN


























On the morning of April 1st, 2014 God received another angel.  Nathan Trapuzzano was on his morning walk when he was mugged, shot, and killed by three men.  Nathan leaves behind a beautiful newly wed wife Jennifer Trapuzzano who is also due with their first child next month. Please consider assisting the family in donating towards his funeral-related expenses.  Anything left over from the funeral expenses will go towards their child.  Jennifer is also currently a full time student in PA school.  In the next months they were to celebrate his 25th birthday, a one year anniversary, and the birth of their first child.  Any contribution is greatly appreciated...He will be loved always, greatly missed, and never forgotten.

For anyone wanting to send cards, condolences, or personal donations we have set up a PO box: 
Jennifer Trapuzzano
P.O. Box 665
Danville, IN 46122

***For those not comfortable with an online donation an alternative fund has been established at PNC bank-- called the Trapuzzano Memorial Fund***


Nathan's book of memories site:
http://www.stevensmortuary.net/book-of-memories/1840870/Trapuzzano--Nathan-/obituary.php

A note from their priest : 
http://andthechurch.com/2014/04/02/nathan/

THIS IS INCREDIBLE NEWS! Ivy Tech Community College, where Trapuzzano worked, said it will grant a full two-year scholarship to his unborn daughter to honor the father:
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/01/man-found-shot-outside-tire-shop/7149401/

Their baby registry website:

http://registry.thebump.com/jennifer-a-trapuzzano-nathan-trapuzzano-may-2014/6303135



Here is the link to one of the many news articles:

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Update 14
27 months ago
It's Julie here again. Just wanted to give another HUGE thank you to you all who have supported Jennifer and Cecilia through your generous donations. At this time, we are no longer accepting donations on this GoFundMe site. However, if you still feel compelled to make a contribution, there are a couple ways to still help. We still have a PO Box set up:
Jennifer Trapuzzano
PO Box 665
Danville, IN 46122

Also, there is a memorial fund set up with PNC Bank and donations can be made at any PNC branch. The fund is called the Trapuzzano Memorial Fund.

Thank you for the support and continued prayers!
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Update 13
27 months ago
Hello all. This is Julie, Jennifer's younger sister. Just wanted to give you all an update. Cecilia Marie was born on Friday, April 25!!
Mom and Baby are doing great. Our family just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your extremely generous donations for Cecilia. Please continue to keep us all in your thoughts and prayers!
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Update 12
28 months ago
This is a very sweet well written article with the first interview Jennifer did. It tells their beautiful story. "He knew when I told him I loved him that meant I wanted to marry him. I had feelings for him, but I wanted it to be a conscious decision, like, I am choosing to love you and I am choosing to love you forever, not just because I feel something for you today, but because I am going to feel something for the rest of my life."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2600843/EXCLUSIVE-I-told-I-without-He-hugged-tight-felt-baby-girl-kick-Nathan-Trapuzzanos-widow-reveals-talked-dying-night-shot-dead-16-year-old-robber.html
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Update 11
28 months ago
Today my family lays Nathan to rest. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers today. The pain my cousin and family is going through is unimaginable. I love you Jennifer, Rest in peace Nathan.
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Lindsay Stoker
27 months ago

I ache so much for your loss and pray for you often. Congratulations on your new little one! She is such a beauty.

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Sue Ferguson
27 months ago

Dear Jennifer, I am so very sorry for your loss, I having been following your story and it is so sad. I read the last line about if we wanted to help to find your faith and go back to church, mass. I plan on doing just that. You, your unborn baby, and family are in my prayers.

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Naja Post
28 months ago

Jen, I lost my second hubby right before our child was born as well. You will be strong for her. You'll do great. Just remember, you aren't alone.

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Roxy Rox
28 months ago

My heart breaks for you Jennifer, so sorry for your loss! why are people so heartless, just kill s/one for no reason, I can't wrap my brain around it. You and your baby are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Laurie Trumbower
28 months ago

Jeni, as another mother to be, my heart aches for you and your unborn child. May God hold your husband in His care until we are all reunited on that glorious day.

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Sandra Thompson
28 months ago

Dear Jeni and family, I have been praying for all of you since this awful tragedy, I will always keep you and the baby in my daily prayers. My heart grieves for you, god bless you and your family and Nathan's .

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Germaine Leroux
28 months ago

Dear Mrs Trapuzzano, I can't really say that I understand how you are feeling but I am deeply sorry for the lost of your husband. Your family will be in my prayers!!

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Katie Baker
28 months ago

This story has been weighing heavy on my heart since it first came out. I am truly very saddened for you, Jennifer and your little baby. I went to mass yesterday and I committed you to St. Joseph and asked him to take care of you. Another thought I had yesterday that I wanted to share. When you married Nathan, you looked through the veil covering your face to see him. Now, you see him through this veil, but it is through the veil of tears. When you miss him, know that he is closer than he was when you saw him through the veil on your wedding day. As a husband and father, Nathan would have done all he could to provide for you and the baby. He has not abandoned you but is providing for you to take care of you both. God bless you and know you are in my heart. Nathan, pray for all of us.

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Emma Willcox
28 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear the pain you are going through, my heart goes out to you and I'm hearbroken for you. May God comfort you and look after you during this difficult time, you are in my prayers.

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Aktta Patel
28 months ago

We are praying for your family. Very sorry for your loss.

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Tiffany Schortgen
28 months ago

Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

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Meredith Clark
28 months ago

Matt, Shayne, Jennifer, and the whole Trapuzzano family- my heart is broken for you. Nate was a great guy and an amazing coworker. I'm honored to have gotten the chance to know him. RIP Nate, you will truly be missed. Go pound on the desk in heaven with Anna and my mom

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Jamy Keen
28 months ago

Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you that you and Nate's story have touched so many lives with an outpouring of love and support. May you continue to be blessed during this difficult time. Your Cuz, Jamy

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Kate Hong
28 months ago

Jennifer, I learned of this tragic event and wanted to reach out to you. I'm originally from Valparaiso, Indiana but I now live just minutes north of your husband's alma mater, North Allegheny High School, and am a member of Sts. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, PA. And, I, too, am a widow. My husband died just eighteen days after the birth of our daughter. So many people are praying for you, for your family, for Nathan's loved ones. I know I'm a stranger, but if you ever feel the need to talk to someone who might understand, even a little, what you may be feeling, please don't hesitate to reach out. Finally, I work for a baby gear company called 4moms, and I'd love to send you some products to help. If someone could reach out to kate@4moms.com with mailing information (we can ship anywhere except P.O. Boxes), I'll get a package on its way quickly. Peace, Kate Sundy-Hong

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Ashley Lambert
28 months ago

Jennifer, my heart is breaking for you. There are no words that will make this better right now & grieving is a process. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you & that sweet baby. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

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Theresa Geraldine
28 months ago

I remember Jennifer so well from Avon. Such a wonderful young lady. I as well have worked with Indianapolis Right to Life and was touched to see that at such a young age that Nathan had done strong work in the name of life. Jennifer, you are in our hearts and prayers.

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E Santana
28 months ago

The love you have, and the beautiful baby, make Nathan immortal. To the family, my sincerest and deepest empathy and condolences. A great man in Paradise.

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Mandy Lingua
28 months ago

This story is heartbreaking....I can not imagine the pain you all are going through. I sent a baby gift that was on the registry....hope that is okay! Lots of love to you!

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Trake Carpenter
28 months ago

Being in life insurance, it's always a touchy subject to bring up at a time like this. However, it's the best time to get people to take action to protect their families. If something tragic happened to someone I was close to, and I never explained the importance of life insurance to them, I'd be sick. Take a minute to donate, and review your plan or consider starting one. Don't be afraid of the costs, there's an affordable plan for everyone.

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Jessie Hensley Redmond
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. This story has been in my mind all day. I'm praying for this family.

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Lindsay Stoker
27 months ago

I ache so much for your loss and pray for you often. Congratulations on your new little one! She is such a beauty.

+ Read More
Sue Ferguson
27 months ago

Dear Jennifer, I am so very sorry for your loss, I having been following your story and it is so sad. I read the last line about if we wanted to help to find your faith and go back to church, mass. I plan on doing just that. You, your unborn baby, and family are in my prayers.

+ Read More
Naja Post
28 months ago

Jen, I lost my second hubby right before our child was born as well. You will be strong for her. You'll do great. Just remember, you aren't alone.

+ Read More
Roxy Rox
28 months ago

My heart breaks for you Jennifer, so sorry for your loss! why are people so heartless, just kill s/one for no reason, I can't wrap my brain around it. You and your baby are in my thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Laurie Trumbower
28 months ago

Jeni, as another mother to be, my heart aches for you and your unborn child. May God hold your husband in His care until we are all reunited on that glorious day.

+ Read More
Sandra Thompson
28 months ago

Dear Jeni and family, I have been praying for all of you since this awful tragedy, I will always keep you and the baby in my daily prayers. My heart grieves for you, god bless you and your family and Nathan's .

+ Read More
Germaine Leroux
28 months ago

Dear Mrs Trapuzzano, I can't really say that I understand how you are feeling but I am deeply sorry for the lost of your husband. Your family will be in my prayers!!

+ Read More
Katie Baker
28 months ago

This story has been weighing heavy on my heart since it first came out. I am truly very saddened for you, Jennifer and your little baby. I went to mass yesterday and I committed you to St. Joseph and asked him to take care of you. Another thought I had yesterday that I wanted to share. When you married Nathan, you looked through the veil covering your face to see him. Now, you see him through this veil, but it is through the veil of tears. When you miss him, know that he is closer than he was when you saw him through the veil on your wedding day. As a husband and father, Nathan would have done all he could to provide for you and the baby. He has not abandoned you but is providing for you to take care of you both. God bless you and know you are in my heart. Nathan, pray for all of us.

+ Read More
Emma Willcox
28 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear the pain you are going through, my heart goes out to you and I'm hearbroken for you. May God comfort you and look after you during this difficult time, you are in my prayers.

+ Read More
Aktta Patel
28 months ago

We are praying for your family. Very sorry for your loss.

+ Read More
Tiffany Schortgen
28 months ago

Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

+ Read More
Meredith Clark
28 months ago

Matt, Shayne, Jennifer, and the whole Trapuzzano family- my heart is broken for you. Nate was a great guy and an amazing coworker. I'm honored to have gotten the chance to know him. RIP Nate, you will truly be missed. Go pound on the desk in heaven with Anna and my mom

+ Read More
Jamy Keen
28 months ago

Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. I can tell you that you and Nate's story have touched so many lives with an outpouring of love and support. May you continue to be blessed during this difficult time. Your Cuz, Jamy

+ Read More
Kate Hong
28 months ago

Jennifer, I learned of this tragic event and wanted to reach out to you. I'm originally from Valparaiso, Indiana but I now live just minutes north of your husband's alma mater, North Allegheny High School, and am a member of Sts. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park, PA. And, I, too, am a widow. My husband died just eighteen days after the birth of our daughter. So many people are praying for you, for your family, for Nathan's loved ones. I know I'm a stranger, but if you ever feel the need to talk to someone who might understand, even a little, what you may be feeling, please don't hesitate to reach out. Finally, I work for a baby gear company called 4moms, and I'd love to send you some products to help. If someone could reach out to kate@4moms.com with mailing information (we can ship anywhere except P.O. Boxes), I'll get a package on its way quickly. Peace, Kate Sundy-Hong

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Ashley Lambert
28 months ago

Jennifer, my heart is breaking for you. There are no words that will make this better right now & grieving is a process. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you & that sweet baby. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

+ Read More
Theresa Geraldine
28 months ago

I remember Jennifer so well from Avon. Such a wonderful young lady. I as well have worked with Indianapolis Right to Life and was touched to see that at such a young age that Nathan had done strong work in the name of life. Jennifer, you are in our hearts and prayers.

+ Read More
E Santana
28 months ago

The love you have, and the beautiful baby, make Nathan immortal. To the family, my sincerest and deepest empathy and condolences. A great man in Paradise.

+ Read More
Mandy Lingua
28 months ago

This story is heartbreaking....I can not imagine the pain you all are going through. I sent a baby gift that was on the registry....hope that is okay! Lots of love to you!

+ Read More
Trake Carpenter
28 months ago

Being in life insurance, it's always a touchy subject to bring up at a time like this. However, it's the best time to get people to take action to protect their families. If something tragic happened to someone I was close to, and I never explained the importance of life insurance to them, I'd be sick. Take a minute to donate, and review your plan or consider starting one. Don't be afraid of the costs, there's an affordable plan for everyone.

+ Read More
Jessie Hensley Redmond
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. This story has been in my mind all day. I'm praying for this family.

+ Read More
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