Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Marian Catholic Student Dies from Injuries Sustained in 2019 Car Accident

lexi tessitore mass marian catholic

The Marian Catholic High School community is mourning the loss of one of its students this week.

Lexi Tessitore, of Sugarloaf Twp. in Luzerne County, would have been a senior in the 2019-20 school term, died Friday, Jan. 31. She was just 17 years old.

Marian Catholic Student Dies from 2019 Vehicle Accident Injuries

Tessitore spent much of the last 7 months in a coma. On July 6, 2019, Tessitore was involved in a horrific vehicle accident along Route 924 in East Union Township. She underwent multiple surgeries in several hospitals to repair brain damage and other injuries sustained in the crash last year.

She died Friday. In school on Monday, students at Marian Catholic held a special School Mass and Adoration in their Theology classes.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We keep Lexi and her family in our prayers, and lift her up to eternal light,” the school writes on its Facebook page. Our Marian family grieves with the Tessitore family for their loss.”

Online, friends, family, and alumni from Marian Catholic are expressing their grief for the Tessitore family.

“May her memory be eternal. Prayers for her, her family and her Marian family,” one person writes.

GoFundMe Campaign for Lexi Tessitore

According to a GoFundMe page raising money for Tessitore’s burial costs, a person writes on behalf of the grieving family that they were getting ready to bring the Marian student home from months of surgery and rehabilitation.

The campaign page notes that previously, $10,000 raised to cover Tessitore’s medical expenses was used to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van just last week, prior to her unexpected death.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

lexi tessitore gofundme

This new campaign seeks money for Tessitore’s burial, sadly. But as of publishing this post, the campaign raised $4,500 of the $10,000 goal.

Campaign organizer Rose Gallagher writes on behalf of the Tessitore family, “This GoFundMe account is being created to help in the burial costs for Lexi. Any donation you can make will be extremely gratefully appreciated by the Tessitore/McCarthy family. All of the funds raised will go directly to Renee and Chris. This tragedy is every parents worst nightmare.”

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Hamburg Area School District may be joining Tamaqua Area in defying the indoor mask mandate announced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf...

Local News

Back on March 10, a call came in to the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatch center. Crews with Minersville’s Goodwill Fire Co. and EMS needed...