West New York first grader Crissmarie Sevilla dies after battle with cancer

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Crissmarie Sevilla, a first grader at Public School No. 1 in West New York, died late this morning after a battle with terminal pediatric brain cancer, Superintendent of Schools John Fauta told Hudson County View. She was just seven years old. 

Crissmarie Sevilla

“The district raised over $20,000 on her behalf, everyone really rallied behind her in support of the family. And I was very taken, very sad, when I saw her in the hospital a few weeks ago,” Fauta said over the phone.

In five weeks, friends, family and members of community came together to raise an incredible $26,193 for Sevilla via a GoFundMe page, which is still active.

“Tomorrow, all counselors and social workers will be going over to No. 1 School to provide therapy to any of her classmates who need comfort during this difficult time.”

At West New York’s International Women’s Day event at Son Cubano last month, Jennifer Grom, Sevilla’s teacher, talked about how important, and successful, the town’s efforts to help this family have been.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. ❤️ I love you CrissMarie !! You will be in our hearts and soul with you as an angel I will always feel protected now forever & ever you would never be forgot since I have your heart & you have mines !!

  2. Good Evening, I am Crissmarie’s aunt and would like to inform you of the arrangements.

    Please no photography inside the Funeral Home.

    The Carrasco-Sevilla Family will have, Our Warrior Princess, Crissmarie Isabel Sevilla-Carrasco’s viewing on BOTH Thursday, April 23rd from 4-10pm and Friday, April 24th from 4-10pm at Jorge Rivera Funeral Home located at 4543 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ 07047.

    Mass will be on Saturday, April 25th at 9:15am at St. Joseph of the Palisades located at 6401 Palisade Avenue, West New York, NJ followed by her burial at Fairview Cemetary located at 500 Fairview Avenue, Fairview, NJ 07022.

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