Nearly $30k Raised in 1 Day for Northborough Family After Parents’ Tragedy

by | Apr 26, 2019 | Headlines, News

NORTHBOROUGH- In what can only be described as an incredible act of community support and kindness, a GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $30,000 in just one day for the family of the Northborough couple that died tragically on Tuesday night.

As of Friday morning, the campaign — organized by family friend Jonathan Sambuchi — had raised just over $28,000 through more than 450 donations and had been shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook.

The campaign — titled Blasko Family Fundraiser — reads:

The Blasko’s are a family of five. There are three adults and two minors. In this family there are three boys two of which are in high school who go by Max and Mike. There is also older brother Mitch. There are also two girls in the family one of which is currently in college named Rachel plus older sister Kelsey. Along with five kids there are several pets in the family including dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits. The Blasko’s did much to give to the community of Northborough along with kids that had issues like cancer and Down syndrome. On [Tuesday] 23 of April 2019 the family lost their parents in a tragic situation. This leaves both the kids and the adults in need of support from the community.

As reported on Wednesday, the lives of Deborah and Thomas Blasko came to a tragic ending on Tuesday evening.

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Deborah and Thomas Blasko, both 57, and both of 18 Pond View Way were shot to death in a murder-suicide.

Mr. Blasko was pronounced dead at their home. Mrs. Blasko was pronounced dead at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester.  

If you would like to donate to the Blasko Family Fundraiser, please click here

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