Religions and Spirituality

Hundreds Hold Candlelight Vigil for Lisa Del Negro

July 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Hundreds of friends, families and colleagues touched by the life of 25-year-old North Plainfield resident Lisa Del Negro, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, gathered together Tuesday evening to remember her fondly in a candlelight vigil.  

Standing together at the Vermuele Mansion on a pleasant July night under the stars, dozens of people gave their rememberances of Lisa that made the crowd alternately laugh and cry. She was remembered as a cherished friend, as an honored family member, as a trusted community volunteer and as a professional who gave her all as a professional EMT.

"We are here today to remmber Lisa, and to be here for her mother Gail, to let her know that our support doesn't end tonight," said Nicole Devereaux, a close friend of Lisa's who helped organize the vigil. "Lisa will always live on, and I know she's looking down on us now from above."

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Dozens of mourners wrote notes to Lisa and her family on two oversized cards around pictures of Lisa with her trademark smile. Notes included short messages of grief and specific memories of times spend with Lisa.

Kim Pereryman, who worked with Lisa at the North Plainfield Fire Department and JFK Medical Center, was also friends with Lisa. "She was a great friend, a fantastic employee, and a joy to work with," said Perryman.

Del Negro was a lifelong resident of North Plainfield, and in addition to her position with the fire department was also an active volunteer with the recreation department, the Boy Scouts and many other organizations.  

One boy, wearing a Junior Canucks football shirt, demonstrated that Lisa touched people of all ages when he stepped forward to say, "I just wanted to thank Lisa for the time when she helped me when I hurt my head."

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home For Funerals 2425 Plainfield Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.

Del Negro's funeral service will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, with interment following in Hillside cemetery, Scotch Plains.

For more information, visit her interactive web page at www.mccriskinfuneralhome.comDonations to support the family can be made at the For #Team Lisa page.

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