Karen's Say Goodbye to Joe Fund

Sadly I find myself in a devastating life changing situation yet again and having to reach out for assistance to my loved ones, friends and family. Not only have I had  to bury both of  my sons, as you know, from 2 previous tragic accidents. Now I have to bury my belove husband, my best friend, my love of my life, my Joe. 
   Joseph H. Zona III passed  away from a sudden massive heart attack at age 60 at 2 pm November 22nd  the day before Thanksgiving. I have lost my best friend and am now having to pick up the pieces and deal with another cremation, another burial, another flight back to MA to bury him with his boys and a head stone for Joey, Jason and eventually myself when my time comes. As you may know this can all be  very expensive.
   I am reaching out to my family, friends, and loved ones that  have the means, the support and feel so inclined to assist me in being able to allow Joe to get to his final resting place with his sons to finally rest in eternal peace and for myself to get some closure from this sudden and tragic circumstance of his passing. 
   Unfortunately we did not have life insurance or any savings and as many of you know Social Security doesn't give you enough, but a small deposit towards his cremation. Whatever you can spare will be grately appreciated and whatever I raise will go directly to fund this venture, on what has already been a heartwrenching difficult situation. It's going to be difficult, as it is, to bury my husband with the honor, decency and respect he deserves. Sadly this should be the last thing a grieving wife should be worried about, but I thank you all in advance and appreciate you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you all the prayers and well-wishes that have been said and sent. 


I love him and will forever miss him dearly...
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Karen Thompson-Zona 
Bradenton, FL
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