You may have heard the sad news that the Panas family suddenly lost their husband/father - Michael - on Monday morning who passed in his sleep. Many of you know Theresa from the neighborhood, her time serving on PTA's boards, New Beginnings or undoubtedly know one of her 4 children: Mikey, Jena, Andrew & Emily. I think it goes without saying how shocking and devastating this loss is for them.
What you may not know is that Michael lived in constant pain for over 15 years, after back surgery from a cancerous tumor left him with severe nerve damage. Yet he got up every day to go to work to provide as best he could for his family. Michael had a great sense of humor, loved life and he loved his family and friends. The only saving grace through this tragic loss is that Michael is now pain free and at peace.
Money raised through this page will go directly to Theresa to help cover funeral expenses and help with whatever she needs to care for herself and her children in these rough times ahead.
Thank you so much.
- Jane Mazzone
- Cheri Friello
- Lori Sarnataro
- Patty Gerken
Organizer and beneficiary
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