In Loving Memory of Sara Porter

$194,533 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 1,714 people in 27 months
On Monday March 13th, Sara Porter, devoted wife to Dominic Gillette, and loving mother to Mateo (4), Luca (2), and newborn Jonas passed away.  This fund is for the “Gillette Boys” - a term Sara lovingly used.

Shortly after giving birth to their third beautiful boy, Jonas on Wednesday, March 8th, Sara contracted an extremely rare bacterial infection. Sara fought hard but within days she succumbed to the infection.

Sara was an amazing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family, raising the boys, and providing them with a loving home.  This is an incomprehensible, unexpected loss for Dominic and the boys and to everybody who knew her and loved her.  Sara’s kindness was known the moment you met her and her beautiful smile will stay with us always.

Sara will always be the love of Dominic’s life and he will do everything to continue without her but he needs all of us to be there for him.

This fund is being set up to help him handle the costs associated with this sudden loss and for providing for Mateo, Luca, & Jonas’ future.  As a single father of three young boys, Dominic will need all our help and support in the months and years to come.  All donations go directly to Dominic and the boys.

Please help in any way you can.

Also please consider sending a card, text, or message to Dominic.  Please share stories, pictures, etc. of Sara too so he can show the boys when they are older; you can email those to memoriesofsaraporter@gmail.com

And please remember the boys on their birthdays:

- Mateo: May 13
- Luca: November 5
- Jonas: March 8

They are an amazing, beautiful family and, as you all know, Dominic would never ask for help but this is a catastrophic loss for the Gillette family and anything will help.
+ Read More
Yesterday the NY Post ran a beautiful article about Sara Porter and The Gillette boys horrific loss. You can read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/04/22/death-of-tv-producer-five-days-after-childbirth-still-a-mystery/

We would like to thank everyone who came to both memorial services, and shared your memories and beautiful thoughts and prayers with the Porter and Gillette families.

The outpouring of support has been astonishing; in just over a month, meals have been organized, critical resources have been marshaled, and funds have been raised to help the Gillette Boys begin to move forward.

As Sara’s brother Rick said in his memorial remarks “We begin the next chapter for Sara, we the family and community are going to provide the love and support for Dominic to raise these boys and we are there for him in the years to come to lean on and rely upon, we are here to carry on Sara’s legacy.”

We are going to keep this page open; in order to provide an ongoing means to support the Gillette Boys. Please join us in the days, months, and years to come as we honor and continue to keep Sara with us by giving our love and support Dominic and the boys.
+ Read More
We have spoken with Dom and Sara's family, and the outpouring of support from everyone during this unimaginable time is truly humbling. They are blown away by the generosity of everyone who has participated in this effort to date. Support has come from every facet of their lives - colleagues and friends from work, neighbors, family, college friends, and even strangers who have just heard the story of their tragedy.

For all of you who knew Sara and were touched by her, you know that this campaign truly reflects the love and kindness that was her very essence. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and shared this campaign. I know in the days to come, Dominic will reach out to you himself.

If you feel comfortable with sharing, would you consider commenting on the campaign with your memories of Sara and the Gillette boys?

Bill and Holly
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Judi A Porter
27 months ago
2
2

Our beautiful daughter so sweet always that smile, our lives will never be the same, Sara was the glue for this family she was my best friend always, she loved her dad, and brothers Rick and Brian the pictures with Sara in the middle between the oldest and youngest Porter. We thank everyone who came to the funerals in NY & Mi and all who have donated for the boys Mateo, Luca and Jonas. Thank you everyone my sweet girl touched so many lives.

+ Read More
Sue Aman Clynick
27 months ago
1
1

I worked for Sara's mother Judi at VW credit and had the privilege of knowing Sara thru visits, parties and the loving stories her Mom shared. I have no doubt in my mind what a wonderful mother Sara was. She was just one of those people who glowed with an aura that made you want to be around her, and she immediately impressed me with her kindness and manners. My heart grieves for her family and those beautiful boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this horrific time of loss. Sincerely, Sue Clynick

+ Read More
Marilyn Berris Raymond
27 months ago
1
1

Our hearts are broken. Joe & Bruna are our friends & we know how proud & loving their kids & grandchildren are to them. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of your beautiful family.

+ Read More
Olivia Atheart
27 months ago
1
1

Oh my goodness..this is just horrific. I pray for Sara. I also pray for her husband and the boys.

+ Read More
Julie Ann Grimm
27 months ago

Dom, though I never met Sara I know she must have been incredibly special, because you are too. Words can't express how sorry I am for the unimaginable loss of your true love. Thinking of you daily, and sending all my love.

+ Read More
Nicoletta Pagnotta Kofron
27 months ago

My sincerest and deepest condolences. We are neighbors and would like to donate frozen breast milk to the family. Does anyone know how this can be arranged? Sending prayers.

+ Read More
Manuela Belda
27 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts.

+ Read More
Nora Carfi
26 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a part of a facebook group of nursing mothers, we have several moms that would like to offer support through donating milk if you are still in need. Please let me know through facebook.

+ Read More
Evelina Frustaci
26 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss.. :( Please let me know if you need milk me and my girlfriend both can donate. Please send me a message.

+ Read More
Jessie Katz
26 months ago

Do you need milk still? Please send me a fb message - I would love to send your family some. I'M NY Milkbank approved.

+ Read More
Ali Simon
26 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm a nursing mom and I'd love to donate my extra breastmilk to the family. Are you going through a local milk bank or is there another way I can donate to them?

+ Read More
Marilyn Blaze Stefani
26 months ago

Dear Richard, Judi, Rick & Brian, Dominic and the Gillette Boys , Our hearts are so heavy with sorrow. We are shocked to read about your beautiful, loving Sara's sudden passing . May God Bless You and give you strength . Love, Mike and Marilyn Stefani ( Roeper friends )

+ Read More
Angie Ten Napel
27 months ago

I only know Raquel Warren, loving sister in law to Sara, sister to Dominic. God bless you all as you heal and find a new normal with out your beloved wife, sister, daughter, other and all...

+ Read More
Diane Martin
27 months ago

Having worked with Richard for many years, I heard the loving stories of Sara and her brothers. I know how much she was loved and send my deepest sympathies. She will live on in her children.

+ Read More
Janet Smith
27 months ago

So sorry to hear this, didn't know you all but seem like good people with good hearts. My thoughts an prayers are with both families. May God wrap his healing loving arms around all. May God help you have strength in raising those boys!! God Bless all!

+ Read More

$194,533 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 1,714 people in 27 months
Created March 14, 2017
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
1
1
SS
$100
Shernell Saunders
17 months ago
1
1

To Dominic and Family... I don’t know you but I was watching a TV show and saw a ‘in loving memory’ message about the passing of your wife. I looked for more info on internet and saw this go fund me and wanted to show my support withtbmy donation. Unfortunately, I kind of know what you are going through because my husband unexpectedly passed away 8 months ago on April 21,2017. This is not an easy road but I pray that you continue to have supportive, loving and compassionate family and friends around you. It definitely makes a difference. As the old saying goes...’it takes a village to raise a child’ ...is totally true! I coudn’t have made it this far without my family and therapy. I’m still confused as to the why’s but that’s ok and if you feel that same, it’s normal. However you are feeling, it’s normal. Late nights when everyone is asleep and no one is around are the loneliest moments but what I’ve found that helps is keeping a journal or just doing nothing at all and accepting that moment for what it is. It totally sucks and life isn’t fair... However, looking at the beautiful children we created together has helped me move forward and I pray the same for you.

$10,000
Anonymous
19 months ago
3
3
$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
$750
James Stieg
23 months ago

Love you guys.

SR
$50
Sara Schroter Ross
23 months ago

Dominic and Family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I live in Bermuda and just read a beautiful newspaper article in the Royal Gazette about your visit. I am so glad that you were able to make the trip and find all that you needed here. My ex husband's name is Dominic and my name is Sara - our daughter Lily is the centre of our lives as I know your kids are too. Best wishes to you all.

$50
Anonymous
23 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
AM
$100
Arielle Madover
24 months ago
BL
$100
Brad LaRosa
24 months ago

Dom, so sorry for your loss. We are all thinking about you. Brad

Judi A Porter
27 months ago
2
2

Our beautiful daughter so sweet always that smile, our lives will never be the same, Sara was the glue for this family she was my best friend always, she loved her dad, and brothers Rick and Brian the pictures with Sara in the middle between the oldest and youngest Porter. We thank everyone who came to the funerals in NY & Mi and all who have donated for the boys Mateo, Luca and Jonas. Thank you everyone my sweet girl touched so many lives.

+ Read More
Sue Aman Clynick
27 months ago
1
1

I worked for Sara's mother Judi at VW credit and had the privilege of knowing Sara thru visits, parties and the loving stories her Mom shared. I have no doubt in my mind what a wonderful mother Sara was. She was just one of those people who glowed with an aura that made you want to be around her, and she immediately impressed me with her kindness and manners. My heart grieves for her family and those beautiful boys. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this horrific time of loss. Sincerely, Sue Clynick

+ Read More
Marilyn Berris Raymond
27 months ago
1
1

Our hearts are broken. Joe & Bruna are our friends & we know how proud & loving their kids & grandchildren are to them. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of your beautiful family.

+ Read More
Olivia Atheart
27 months ago
1
1

Oh my goodness..this is just horrific. I pray for Sara. I also pray for her husband and the boys.

+ Read More
Julie Ann Grimm
27 months ago

Dom, though I never met Sara I know she must have been incredibly special, because you are too. Words can't express how sorry I am for the unimaginable loss of your true love. Thinking of you daily, and sending all my love.

+ Read More
Nicoletta Pagnotta Kofron
27 months ago

My sincerest and deepest condolences. We are neighbors and would like to donate frozen breast milk to the family. Does anyone know how this can be arranged? Sending prayers.

+ Read More
Manuela Belda
27 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts.

+ Read More
Nora Carfi
26 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a part of a facebook group of nursing mothers, we have several moms that would like to offer support through donating milk if you are still in need. Please let me know through facebook.

+ Read More
Evelina Frustaci
26 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss.. :( Please let me know if you need milk me and my girlfriend both can donate. Please send me a message.

+ Read More
Jessie Katz
26 months ago

Do you need milk still? Please send me a fb message - I would love to send your family some. I'M NY Milkbank approved.

+ Read More
Ali Simon
26 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm a nursing mom and I'd love to donate my extra breastmilk to the family. Are you going through a local milk bank or is there another way I can donate to them?

+ Read More
Marilyn Blaze Stefani
26 months ago

Dear Richard, Judi, Rick & Brian, Dominic and the Gillette Boys , Our hearts are so heavy with sorrow. We are shocked to read about your beautiful, loving Sara's sudden passing . May God Bless You and give you strength . Love, Mike and Marilyn Stefani ( Roeper friends )

+ Read More
Angie Ten Napel
27 months ago

I only know Raquel Warren, loving sister in law to Sara, sister to Dominic. God bless you all as you heal and find a new normal with out your beloved wife, sister, daughter, other and all...

+ Read More
Diane Martin
27 months ago

Having worked with Richard for many years, I heard the loving stories of Sara and her brothers. I know how much she was loved and send my deepest sympathies. She will live on in her children.

+ Read More
Janet Smith
27 months ago

So sorry to hear this, didn't know you all but seem like good people with good hearts. My thoughts an prayers are with both families. May God wrap his healing loving arms around all. May God help you have strength in raising those boys!! God Bless all!

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.