The Loss of a Child: Emily Murillo Memorial Fund

On January 29th, our dear friends lost their beautiful 17-year-old daughter, Emily Murillo, in a tragic car accident. For those fortunate enough to have really known Emmy, you know how deeply we will miss her bright smile and sweet, sweet soul.

From chasing frogs near the creek when she attended Brunswick Acres Elementary to her two dogs and two geckos, Emmy always had a way with, and a love for, animals. She was determined to find a job working with them after graduating from South Brunswick High School this June, but she’s been taken from us far too soon.

Emily was a lifelong resident of South Brunswick and will be missed most deeply by her sister Kaylee, step brothers Dominic and Vincent, mom and stepfather Erin and Joe Popolo and her father, Oscar Murillo. Kaylee graduated from SBHS in 2017. Erin worked for years for the South Brunswick Board of Ed, and Oscar currently works at Deans Elementary School. Joe is a retired firefighter and is now a fire subcode official. They are the kind of people who help make this community great.

We know her family’s pain too well, and we know how much the kindness of friends, family, the community and even strangers have helped us, so we’re creating this GoFundMe page in the hope that Emmy’s wonderful family can know this comfort.

Please give what you can to help them with the funeral and other costs as they struggle through what is truly the unimaginable. All donations will go directly to Emily’s family.
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 15 d
  • Tina Grande 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 20 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Kenneth Gleason 
Organizer
Raised $2,305 from 36 donations
Kendall Park, NJ
Erin Popolo 
Beneficiary
Abigail Gleason 
Team member
Raised $1,713 from 28 donations
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