Funeral & Living Expenses for Family of 5 Kids

I am  starting a Go Fund Me campaign on behalf of my friend Jen Pagani, to raise money for funeral expenses and to help alleviate some of the financial burden of raising a 5 young children on her own.

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 the world unexpectedly lost a hard-working, charismatic, Christian husband and father of 5. Tony was just 41, and had so much life in him, that it's hard to imagine not hearing him laugh again as he tells one of his stories about work or his kids.

We've known Jen and Tony for almost 15 years, and know their love for each other has always been an incredible, unmistakable bond. 

It's funny how any unexpected friendship can start. My husband met Tony & Jen at the gym, teaching a kickboxing class with Jen. He talked me into coming, and introduced me to Jen. If you've met Jen, you know that her heart is so sweet you have to love her. And Tony was a fun, hardworking, likable guy. In time they started attending  our church. Now she and Tony have been part of our church family for more than a decade, and they and their children hold a special place in the hearts of many.

With the loss of Tony, Jen must now move forward, caring for the kids on her own, ages: 2, 3, 6, 8 and 11.

As you can imagine, this is a heart-breaking change for the family of 7 to become a family of 6.

Unfortunately, Jen is now left with the cost of funeral expenses, the need for added childcare support, and other unforeseen expenses, in addition to the debt they were working as a couple to eliminate.

A memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to the Pagani Children Memorial Fund, c/o Windsor Federal Saveings Bank, 250 Broad Street, Windsor, 06095 or via this gofundme campaign. 

Please support the Pagani family in any way, from a prayer, to a donation, or even if just by sharing this page.  Thank you!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristin Hawkins Chen
Manchester, CT
Jennifer Pagani

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