Funeral today for daughter of Toms River Fire Chief
The 11-year-old daughter of Toms River Fire Company #1 Chief John Genovese will be laid to rest today. Jessica Genovese died of meningitis encephalitis over the weekend.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Hooper Avenue in Toms River, followed by the burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Grove Road in Toms River.
A vigil to honor Jessica's memory is planned for Wednesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at Toms River Intermediate South in Beachwood, where the sixth-grader attended school. It's being organized by firefighters and other first responders.
Two GoFundme campaign pages are helping raise money for Jessica's parents, set up by friends representing the fire company and the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Fire Department Local F-313. They can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-jessica-rose-genovese, https://www.gofundme.com/jessica-genovese-memorial-fund?ssid=7959765