Financial Support for Shirlene Marquis Vitale


Please see my mom’s story below. And to update everyone... After the loss of her husband to suicide, one of the services required was professional cleaning and sanitizing in her home. She has recently learned that renter’s insurance will not cover the cost of this when death occurs by self-infliction. We are humbled by what has already been given and are hard pressed to ask for any additional help in such trying times for everyone. However, with my mom working at minimum wage and continuing to struggle to stay on her feet, we thought we’d post once again in the case that there are people who may be looking for a way to help others. The bill of cleaning and sanitizing is $3200. We have increased her total goal to reflect the remaining need. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for the amazing ways so many of you have already given to help my mom through this difficult time.

Mom’s Story:

On February 12th, Shirlene’s husband, Michael Vitale lost his battle with mental illness and addiction when he unexpectedly took his own life.  Although he had his demons and struggled with remaining stable, it was evident that he loved the Lord, his family and wife with all of his heart.  

The last year leading up to his passing has been one of great distress for Shirlene who has worked tirelessly with odd jobs to keep the household afloat as his addiction, anxiety and depression kept him from being able to sustain gainful employment since the fall of 2019.  The financial hardship this created for Shirlene is compounded with receiving her own health diagnosis which has made it difficult for her to sustain full-time employment for the last year.  

Shirlene and her family are working toward finding long-term solutions for sustaining her financially including seeking income benefits and her seeking stable employment.  The greatest need at this time is for finances to cover the immediate needs of catching her up with essential financial obligations that have fallen behind this year, facing upcoming needs in the interim period while we file for benefits and the immediate needs for funeral costs.  She has been sustained by her faith, the prayers of many, and the loving support of her close friends and family.  Any donations would be humbly appreciated and would bless her immensely.  Thank you in advance for your generous donation. ❤️


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Michelle Perko 
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