Fundraiser for the family of Sunnysider who took his own life

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  1. Annie D

    Very sad. Bill, do you think you can fix the facebook link? It doesn't seem to open the right page. Thanks.

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  2. Webley

    Yeah sure, let's get together AFTER the guy kills himself (or apparent suicide). Where was the "irish community" when he had problems? "Hold on, let me finish this beer, I'll look into it".

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  3. Ruben

    Tommy "hung" himself too. I believe these were not self inflicted, the same way David Carradine's killer is still out there.

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  4. Sue

    So sorry for the family and friends. From personal experience, it's incredibly important for the children, in particular, to feel supported by the community after this kind of tragedy. Of course it's too late to help their father, (which is heartbreaking for everyone involved,) but the kids have their whole lives ahead where they will struggle to make sense of this. To the community- keep up the support, emotional, financial, and everything in between.

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  5. Thomas

    Sorry for anyone who feels compelled to take his own life but this public "begging" for money gets a bit much after a while. There obviously is more to this story but if they were so quick to file a lawsuit then I will send my money to help local sandy victims and let their lawsuit provide them financial compensation

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  6. You all make me laugh

    Ah... The good old lawsuit! A/K/A let's try to make a positive out of a horrible situation.

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  7. JuliaJ.

    I hope the family can find comfort.

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  8. Winter Willow

    God bring his blessings on all the family, friends and community.

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  9. Woodside Mom

    So sad that some of the commenters feel they should chime in on a situation they most likely know nothing about. If you don't want to take part in the fundraiser - don't. And don't act like you know anything about how the Irish community supports its own - a huge crowd of Irish went to the Rockaways a few Saturdays ago to help out people there and are going again this Saturday. Personally, I hope this Sunday's fundraiser is a big success.

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  10. Elizabeth the Thwarter

    Paul was a lovely man: a real gentleman, regardless of his troubles. The fundraiser represents the community in Sunnyside that I've come to cherish as a relative newcomer (11 years). Some of the commenters in this thread, the neighborhood could do without.

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  11. It's all True

    I know several people who took their lives when they were facing financial problems. Nobody should feel driven to despair and hopelessness. I hope people help their friends in need as mush as possible and recognize when they are having mental/emotional health issues.

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  12. O'Shea

    @webley
    what a classy guy you are....

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  13. David

    I think a Full Investigation needs to be done, if it hasn't already before we all jump to conclusions. In time facts may surface that might help explain or clarify some more about what happened to this man.
    And regardless of what is been said now by one person or another, or what may or may not be the expectations of the Family and all concerned, we must not forget a Man lost his life, and his frtiends and family will be effected greatly I am sure.
    So lets keep the comments at least respectful ,even if you don't agree with the fundraiser and the lawsuit. And as for the Community being there for him, people who suffer from depression , problems etc, don't always share with others. And many people commit suicide and shock those around them. It cannot be foretold or predicted.

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