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This is a fundraiser for the -4- children of Tina (Susco) Adovasio- Joey, Alexis, Michael & Mia. Please show your support.

This fund raiser is for Tina Adovasios 4 children Joey, Alexis, Michael & Mia - their mother was tragically taken from them and their lives need to maintain as much stability as possible during this sad time. My name is Lori and I had the pleasure of knowing Tina, we hung out when we were teenagers and she was a sweetheart and what happened to her & her family is heartbreaking.

This story inspired me to reach out to the community, to help show her family that this world does have caring, loving people in it, that there are people that support them. To show them that their mom was loved by many. Her story has touched the hearts of so many, and she will be missed by everyone.

This is a story from the NY Post about her youngest sons birthday which was days after they found his missing mom.

It was a heartbreaking birthday.

"What makes me really sad is my birthday is Friday," Michael Adovasio sobbed to a teacher at his Bronx school, "and my mom always makes my birthday special."

The grieving grade-schooler turned 11 a day after the body of his mother, 40-year-old Tina Adovasio, was found alongside the Taconic Parkway.

Teachers and fellow fifth-graders at the Villa Maria Academy in The Bronx lifted his somber spirits by throwing a party.

"The kids all brought him gifts," teacher Michael Bernard told The Post. "They made him feel like a rockstar."

His mom was murdered.
The presents included a football, a soccer ball, remote control cars and action figures. The students also feasted on homemade birthday cupcakes and cannoli.

Michael’s 15-year-old sister Lexi, who attends a Catholic high school in the Bronx, came back to her tight-knit alma mater to spend time with the birthday boy and old Villa Maria school pals, the teacher said.

The two children, along with 17-year-old brother Joseph, are back living with their dad, Joseph Adovasio, in The Bronx.

"They’re holding up through friends," Bernard said of the youngsters.

Bernard pooled donations from the school community to buy a Toys R Us gift card for the boy, and purchased trays of chicken parmigiana and penne vodka to feed the bereaved brood later that day at home.

Tina’s distraught ex-husband, an out-of-work union carpenter, was inconsolable and the family spent the day soaked in tears, the teacher said. "They are just shattered right now," Bernard said.

The Villa Maria teacher has already collected $1,000 in donations, and said the school plans to have a fundraiser for the family to help them meet Catholic-school tuition for the three kids.

Meanwhile police sources said that the Bronx District Attorney’s office wasn’t worrying about murder suspect Eddy Coello, the victim’s volatile spouse, fleeing – while investigators worked to shore up their case with DNA evidence – since they didn’t believe the 38-year-old had the means to run.

Coello, an ex-housing cop, remained holed up in a relative’s Morris Park apartment yesterday, where police were stationed round-the-clock waiting to collar him.

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Thank you for taking the time out to read my posting and God Bless you and your family.
Lori Finelli

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