Funeral expenses for Leslie

Jd J posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

Update #2

Thank you to all the incredible generous people who raised money for the traditional Jewish Funeral Leslie so deserved and so desired.

Wow, I am blown away by the generosity of all of you, who came up with over one thousand dollars in just a few days.

The lovely Rabbi Berenson of Portland, Maine, surprised me and decided to do a mitzvah-a Jewish tradition in which a good deed is done for another without ever expecting to be repaid. He wanted to cover the full $7000 cost of a minimal, simple Jewish funeral. The funds we raised here, he and the Portland Jewish Funeral home will put towards the next person who needs help paying for services. You've all done a blessed thing and mitzvah that will keep on giving in Leslie's name-thank you, from the bottom of my hear, and I know from hers as well.

Thanks to all of you I didn't shoulder the burden alone of throwing together a service for my mom-I knew I had support, And we were able to give my mom a beautiful, lovely service she truly deserved in the beautiful Levy Chapel in Portland Maine, a lovely, simple pine casket with the star of David on it I didn't think we'd be able to afford, the traditional bathing of the body by expert, caring hands while traditional prayers are said, and all the other fixings of a simple, beautiful Jewish ceremony and send off for my amazing mom who so deserved it.

Now, this kindness will go on to bless and help someone else in need in a very stressful time. You've all done a really lovely thing.

I"m forever in awe and grateful for all this love. THANK YOU.

With love,
Oceana and from somewhere, Leslie. thanks you too.

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Jd J posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

Update #1

Thank you all for donating with such generosity. Thanks to your support, as well as a donation from the Rabbi, we have met our goal and will be able to end the fundraising campaign. Together, in just a few days, we have been able to donate $985 towards funeral expenses. Oceana met with the Rabbi and told him about the funds we have raised, and he has offered to donate the remainder of the services. Having funeral expenses met is a huge relief, and your outpouring of support at this difficult time is so appreciated. Funeral services will be held this Thursday, July 7th at 11 am. If you are able to, please join Leslie's family and friends in remembering her beautiful life. Thank you all so much for your support, both with the fundraiser and in all of the love you are sending to Leslie and her family at this time.

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Mira Ptacin & Andy Jackson commented with a $20 donation:
almost 8 years ago
Sending our love and support to your beautiful family.
Albert Bleau commented with a $100 donation:
almost 8 years ago
So sorry. My condolences. You were and are a wonderful caring daughter. Leslie was a great gal. Al
Anna L Flynn commented with a $50 donation:
almost 8 years ago
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Anna and Scott Flynn Doerle
Shannon Jerolmon commented with a $100 donation:
almost 8 years ago
Sending love to you and your family, Oshi. We are so sorry for your loss.
Renee Myhaver commented with a $50 donation:
almost 8 years ago
All my love and sympathies.
Maxine Rantane commented with a $50 donation:
almost 8 years ago
What a trooper Leslie was. She will be missed
Anonymous commented with a $20 donation:
almost 8 years ago
Wish it were more - sending love from the Flynnstars <3