A funeral he deserves

On September 28, 2017, my father, Fred A. Pappadio Jr., passed away suddenly on my 30th birthday. I never had the chance to see him on my birthday and thank him for everything he's ever done for our family. Between the time he wished me a happy birthday and told me he loved me and the time it took me to drive to his house, he was gone. He was the most selfless, hardworking and caring man and went above and beyond to make sure my sister and I had the most amazing childhood and upbringing. He taught us independence and the importance of working hard for your life goals and always supported us no matter what we wanted to do. Everytime we speak to him he always tells us how he wishes he could do something more for us, even though he was left with nothing at the end of the day. He really shaped my sister and I into the women we've become. It hurts my sister, mother, and I more than anyone will ever understand that we are financially unable to honor his final wishes and give him the memorial service he deserves although we will never be able to give back as much as he's given to all of us. He's done so much for everyone and never expected nor wanted anything in return. Please help my sister and I honor our father's memory and also help our mother with her financial burdens without her husband and sole provider. We love him more than anything and want to send him to God as peacefully as this great man, father, husband, and uncle deserves.

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Nicole Pappadio 
Staten Island, NY
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