A GoFundMe page has been started to pay for the funeral expenses of a couple killed by the fire at 38 Jackson St. in Hoboken last week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“My family and I were as shocked and sadden [sic] why what happened to Rose and Alex. They had been together for well over 40 years, they worked together & if you found one the other was never far off. They loved each other they were creative, caring and loving to a fault,” Barbara Stise, Rose Maria Vos’ sister, wrote in the GoFundMe page description.
“The tragic fire in Hoboken has shaken us to our core but I am so immensely touched by the out pouring of love and support that their friends and co-workers have shown us.
But now we have to look to the funeral arrangements for both of them. I was Rose’s only sister and last living relative. But Alex had no next of kin and I can’t not in good conscious attend to my sister final arrangements and not take care of Alex’s.”
The page has a goal of $10,000 and has raised $8,575 since last week from 147 different donors.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office had identified Rose Maria Vos as the female victim of the fire one week ago, but held off on identifying her partner since his next of kin had not been notified.
The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force continues to investigate the blaze, which destroyed several local businesses who are trying to get back on their feet through the generosity of the community and the Hoboken Relief Fund.