GoFundMe pages launched after Bayonne woman’s killing, husband charged with murder


Two GoFundMe pages have been launched after Bayonne resident Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza was killed earlier this month, with her husband being charged with murder.

Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza. Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza was 33-years-old when she tragically lost her life on March 2, 2022 to Domestic Violence. Vanessa lived in Imperial County, California and recently moved to Bayonne,” Camille High, a co-founder of the group Black in Bayonne, wrote in the description of the GoFundMe page seeking to covering Mendoza’s funeral costs.

” … Vanessa was a sweet and affectionate individual who was known for her compassionate heart. She had a passion for helping others and believed that there was good in everyone regardless of who they were. Vanessa leaves behind two daughters Alexa, 9 and Ari, 8. That both were both students in the BBOED school system.”

The page also says the family is fundraising in an effort to get Mendoza’s body transported back to California where the funeral services will be held.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Mendoza was stabbed to death by her husband, Peter Revelo, at their home at 105 North St. on the morning of March 2nd.

A second GoFundMe page is seeking contributions for Mendoza’s two daughters, raising $19,932 towards a $30,000 goal. The page was started on March 5th by Aileen Palomino.

“Friends and family have been requesting a good place to donate to Vane’s girls. Any amount is greatly appreciated. All contributions will go towards my little cousins, Lexy and Ary❤️,” she wrote.

Bayonne Council President and mayoral challenger Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski plans on proposing a resolution at Wednesday’s meeting to allocate $25,000 from the city’s American Rescue Plan fund to cover the costs of domestic violence programs.

“We must remember Mely Vanessa Tafoya Mendoza, and all of those whose lives have been lost to domestic violence year after year,” she said on Thursday, with High already coming out in favor of the idea.

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