Help us say goodbye to Katrina
$11,605 of $8,000 goal
Katrina was smart, beautiful, sassy but always smiling. Don't mess with her family either! She would defend all who she loved to the end. She would walk up to anyone and talk to them like she knew them at any event.
Katrina was ambitious and hardworking- an honor student ready to graduate this year, work and go to college to be an Occupational Therapist. We all knew she could do it! We all wish you would have gotten a chance to know her....
No parent should ever have to say goodbye to their daughter this way without even getting a chance to say goodbye, kiss or hug her one more time.
Please help us and all that knew her and loved her say good bye to her in the form of memorial service. This was such an unexpected tragedy that none of us would have ever thought we would need to make preparations for something like this. Any amount is truly appreciated. No donation is too small. Thank you to all.
Thanks to you all we have made our goal and exceeded it! With any remaining funds lefts over after the services we will be putting the money into a trust under Katrina's name and donate it to the Central High School Cheerleading Squad to help pay for costs for uniforms, trips and competitions.
We can't thank you enough especially to our family and close friends and those that shared or donated so generously.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Virgilio and Myra Figueroa and Family
21 Tinkham Road Springfield, MA 01129. Calling hours will be from 11am-1pm with prayers to follow immediately after.
Thank you everyone who made this possible. We are all comforted to know Katrina will get a beautiful farewell..... everyone who would like to say their final goodbyes are welcome.
Rodger Bancroft- I am Katrina's step mother and While we all have our own rights to say what we think I would like for you to rethink ever posting something like what you did on my family's fund raising site for us to try to provide a funeral or memorial for Katrina. She was 17!!!! Are you implying she doesn't deserve a funeral or memorial??? You quote a news article and obviously did not read her bio about who she really was. Since you are so bent on facts- let me inform you Katrina boarded the vehicle when she was picked up at her home by her 2 girl friends and 2 others at 7:30pm- Crash was at 8:15pm and she was sitting in the passenger side with no seatbelt. Whether they informed her in the 45 minutes that she was in the car that it was stolen is irrelevant at this point because all these lives were lost unnecessarily that horrible night. We are all very well aware there were a lot of mistakes made here but do not dare villainize my Katrina with incomplete information like you know what happened. Kindly remove your comment or apologize- either way, myself, my husband who was her father nor her mother should see your unnecessary distasteful comment.
Wow Rodger bancroft ...was you comment necessary smh I hope you keep your kids realy tight to your hips .there was no need to comment what the reporter's said .they don't always now the truth or they add on to the story's. This family is going thru a lot with there lost .an angel has been called .I hope they block you or please delete your post .I don't now how you can sleep at night smh ...
Rodger, this girl was 17. She was the youngest in a group of five, aged 17-20. I don't know all the circumstances leading up to her death but I do know she was a girl with a good heart and her family, which is full of good and hard working people, are devastated by this tragic end to her young life. I highly doubt she was the mastermind and driver of the vehicle since she was the youngest passenger. Trolling her family's GoFundMe which is hoping to raise money for her funeral is in poor taste and you should be ashamed of yourself.
I am a classmate of Katrina's, she was the best person you could get to know. I am very sorry for your loss. My family and I are keeping you and Katrina in our prayers because we know what you are going through at this time. My family members who are with Kat will be watching over her.
We have ALL loved and at some point we have lost. So remember: "It is NOT our job to judge. It is NOT our job to figure out if someone deserves something. It IS our job to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and to heal the hurting." As a parent I can't imagine what you are going thru, I'm truly sorry.
Mi princesa jodona te amo te extraño muchísimo mi reina te llevas mi alma mi corazón entero. Pero te juro que cada latido de mi corazón hay estarás te recordaré siempre con esa sonrisa que alumbraba el cielo y con esa forma de ver la vida el cielo gana un ángel que vale oro y mi vida se queda vacía sin ti Descanza en paz mi amada sobrina
As a long-life resident in the Spfld community and living near the area where this tragic accident occured, I would like to extend my deepest and sincere condolences to Katrina's family and all the involved families who have lost the lives of their loved ones. I couldn't imagine how hard it has been to have to plan services for something that was so unexpected. I don't know Katrina or anyone related personally but know she will be in a better resting place and safe from harms way. Time will pick up the pieces and eventually mend and heal all your broken hearts