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Matthew Poole Funeral

$38,380 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 759 people in 9 days
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Created August 8, 2018
Please find below the information for Matthew's services:

Visitation
Sunday, August 19th 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Woody Home for Services
163 Oakwood Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050

Visitation
Monday, August 20th 9:00 am to 11:00 am
New Hope Baptist Church
144 Norman St.
East Orange, NJ 07103

Service
Monday, August 20th 11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church
144 Norman St.
East Orange, NJ 07103

Additional information regarding the arrangements can be found on the Woody Home for Services website at 
this link 


UPDATE -  We are no longer collecting donations on this site.  At this time cards and condolences can be sent to the following:

The Poole Family
c/o Alanna Dixon
52 Nestro Road
West Orange, NJ 07052


On August 7, 2018 the life of Matthew Poole came to a sudden and tragic end.  Matthew was swimming at Ramapo Lake with a group of friends.  A sudden summer thunderstorm caused conditions to quickly worsen.  One of the friends was overcome by the water.  Matthew jumped in to help his friend.  Sadly he was unable to save her and they both perished. 

Matthew was about to start his senior year at Livingston High School, where he was a member of the football team.  He is survived by his mother, father, brother, sister and niece along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Due to this unexpected loss, the family is humbly requesting assistance from the community to assist with funeral arrangements. 

About the organizer:  Matthew's mother has been the nanny to my son since he was an infant.  I've known the family for eight years. Every dollar of this fundraiser will go to the family. The campaign beneficiary is Matthew's mother, Tametha Hill.
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Again, thanks to everyone for being supportive of Matthew's family. The needs have been met at this time, so the fund has been closed to further donations. We still appreciate your kind words and remembrances of Matthew, so please feel free to leave comments.
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Many of you have asked about the other victim of this tragedy. Her name was Isabella Brodsky. Her funeral services are being held shortly at 11 am in Woodbridge New Jersey at Beth Israel Cemetery.
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The outpouring of support from the Livingston community and everyone in New Jersey has just been extraordinary. All of your financial contributions, messages and campaign shares have been a great help to the Poole family. When I started this campaign, my hope was to just lighten the burden on Mr. and Mrs. Poole. You all have done that and so much more. Due to the tremendous response, I will be closing the campaign at the 24 hour mark. The family spent yesterday resting from the long night on Tuesday. Meetings with a funeral home are planned for today. Once I have service arrangements I will share another update. Again, thank you for the way that you have honored Matthew.
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$38,380 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 759 people in 9 days
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Created August 8, 2018
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