Geri N Gonzaga Funeral/Memorial Fund

The unimaginable happened…. And most of us are still checking back on Geri’s facebook page (as we all know how much Geri loved to post on facebook), holding our collective breath & praying that there must have been some kind of mistake. As word started to travel, most of us had similar thoughts, “No, it couldn’t be Geri, you mean her mother, who died 2 days ago”… No, really, the unfathomable is true - Geri Nahlen Gonzaga passed away in her sleep, the morning of Dec. 11, 2016. A mere 2 days after her mother had died (Dec 9, 2016) after her battle with lung cancer.
Geri was kind, loving, generous, loyal, gutsy, sarcastic, funny, and accomplished. She touched many, many lives in her short 45 yrs. She was an amazing and dedicated mom, to her two children. She was so proud of both Alex and Gabi - in awe of their kind hearts, their creativity and artistic abilities. It wasn’t hard to figure out, Geri & Voltaire are amazing parents, who reared and guided their children with love, patience and god. Geri was also a loving & supportive wife. She loved Voltaire with all her heart, supported his dreams and together, weathered through the sunshine and the storms. Geri was the daughter you always hoped for; loving, loyal, appreciative and supportive. Amongst many other things, Geri was also a truly unique friend- she loved deeply with everything she had. And lastly, Geri was a compassionate & accomplished psychotherapist.
Hundreds of family, friends, neighbors and complete strangers have reached out asking how to help & where to send memorials, donations, flowers, meals, etc. We've decided to set up this GoFundMe with two primary purposes:
First, for monetary donations and support. Although donations will not take away any pain or devastation at this time, it will help the family, who is now trying to figure out how they are going to pay for 2 funerals. It will also allow Voltaire to spend valuable time with his 2 children, before having to return to work. If there is any amount remaining, this will be set aside in a trust fund for college, for both Alex and Gabi.
Secondly, this will be a collective place where people can leave messages of love and support for Voltaire, A & G, at this unimaginable time. A place for those who want to share their memories of Geri…something that will be irreplaceable for her 2 children, espcially in the years ahead.
This has been written & posted on behalf of Geri and her family, in their unimaginable time of grief. Written with unending love and friendship, in hopes of easing just a tiny bit of her family’s pain.
-Beth Hymowitz Fleischman

Donations (0)

  • Steven Marinoff 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Lesley Ramsey 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Joanne Adirato 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Jenny Brown 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Scott Mason 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ari Sil 
Organizer
Riverside, NJ
Voltaire Gonzaga 
Beneficiary
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