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Mary Lesty's Funeral Expenses

$12,776 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 194 people in 20 months
Created July 8, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that I have to request help and support from our family and friends as my dear niece Mary Lesty Apa passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon. I kindly ask that if you can, please give what you are able as funeral expenses are so high these days and we want to give Mary the send off that she deserves.

Her life, though short was a beautiful one. Everyone knew her as the most giving spirit. She was always known for her smile and caring for others. We are all still in shock, so please contact me for any questions, so as to give my brother Giles and sister-in-law Cristy some time to process.

We are so grateful for all of your love and support. If you cannot give at this time, please pray for her and for us as we process this difficult time.

All the best,
Christine

P.S. The total has been updated as I grossly underestimated how much funerals cost and did not realize that cemetary fees are not included in the Funeral Service costs.
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UPDATE ON ATTIRE FOR THE FUNERAL & VIEWING
By the request of the family, they would like for everyone to wear light colored clothes or different colors instead of black.

The pall bearers will wear black shirts and dark slacks, but we would like everyone else to wear colored clothing, so as to show the bright light that Mary Lesty was in all of our lives.

Viewing information:
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Rosary Prayer & Blessing Starts: 5:00pm
Location: Salas Brothers - 419 Scenic Dr, Modesto, CA 95350
***After the blessing there will be a time where people can come up and share something brief about Mary Lesty. Please limit to 2mins.***

Funeral Mass & Reception:
Date: Sunday July 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Funeral Mass: Holy Family Catholic Church - 4212 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356
Reception to follow in the church hall after the service. I know some people asked if they can bring food for the reception. Let us know so we can put it in the kitchen before the funeral service.
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Thank you all that donated and even all those that donated over the $8,000 . I totally underestimated how much funerals cost. I didn't realize the cemetery fees are not included in the funeral costs at the mortuary.

We are still trying to raise $13,000 to cover it all. Thank you and please still share with anyone that is still willing to help donate.

Also we finalized the date for the viewing and funeral.

Viewing information:
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Rosary Prayer & Blessing Starts: 5:00pm
Location: Salas Brothers - 419 Scenic Dr, Modesto, CA 95350
***After the blessing there will be a time where people can come up and share something brief about Mary Lesty. Please limit to 2mins.***

Funeral Mass & Reception:
Date: Sunday July 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Funeral Mass: Holy Family Catholic Church - 4212 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356
Reception to follow in the church hall after the service. I know some people asked if they can bring food for the reception. Let us know so we can put it in the kitchen before the funeral service.

We hope you can all make it. And thank you for all of the love, support and prayers, our family would not be able to get through all of this without you.
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My family is overwhelmed by the support of our family and friends. We have no words to tell you of the gratitude we feel. Although the funeral is not yet set, Mary's friends have organized a candle light vigil this evening July 10th. Please see the details below:

Location: John's Incredible (Modesto Plaza Parkway)
Address: 2225 Plaza Pkwy, Modesto, CA 95350
Date: July 10, 2017
Time: 8:30pm
What to Bring: Candles for the vigil or Balloons (Sunset Or White Colored Balloons filled with Helium)

We hope that you attend as a way to process this difficult time and as we still take time to organize the funeral. Thank you to all the girls that helped organize the vigil especially Nandi for keeping our family in the loop. Please share with anyone who would like to attend this evening.
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$12,776 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 194 people in 20 months
Created July 8, 2017
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