NEWTON, NJ—The weather befitted the mood as Newton High School students came to school on the rainy Monday morning after hearing of the tragic events on Saturday night. Many were dressed in white in honor of classmate Alexis Taylor Faye.
White ribbons can be seen all around the town of Newton, as well as Andover and Green, as students and residents joined together to honor Faye. White was her favorite color according to sources on Facebook.
The Newton Town Council also had a moment of silence before their council meeting this evening for Faye. They sent their condolence to the Faye family, as well as the families of the other three students involved in the accident.
The council table and the outside of the municipal building also had white bows in honor of Faye.
Services for Alexis Faye will be held on Thursday, May 16 at the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home in Newton from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be a Mass Service on Friday, May 17 at St. Joseph Church beginning at 10 a.m.
“Maria has a long road ahead of her,” a close family friend said. “She is in stable but critical condition and will endure multiple surgeries.”
According to a post on Facebook, “In lieu of meals, gift cards for gas, DD, Starbucks, and Panera would be great. We are looking into whether we can obtain a prepaid parking card for her as well for parking at Morristown Memorial. Anything is appreciated." Anyone interested in donating, please contact Tracy Miller or Suzanne Lynch.
Anthony Burke is awake and in stable condition at Morristown Medical Center, according to sources close to the Burke family. Nick Chavarria, one of the passengers taken to the hospital in an ambulance Saturday night, is home.
Details of the accident investigation have not been released.