A Childhood Friend

Name: Craig Vagell Location: Jersey City, New Jersey Relationship to Jessica: Childhood friend I've known Jessica since grade school. © jessicafashano.com © jessicafashano.com Jessica and I had a great time growing up together. I can remember the many … Continue reading

A Sweet Memory

Name: Jen Bryson Palys Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Relationship to Jessica: Friend of Danielle I've been friends with Danielle growing up and have known the Fashano family since they moved to town. © jessicafashano.com As a childhood friend of Danielle's, I … Continue reading

Montauk Wedding Memories

Name: Lauren Rossi Location: Morris Plains, NJ Relationship to Jessica: Friend to my son and me I met Jessica when she became friends with my son Nick in middle school in 1994. © jessicafashano.com I wanted to share with you my thoughts and … Continue reading

Dear Pen Pal…

Name: Tiffany Biason Location: New York, New York Relationship to Jessica: Pen Pal and Friend Jess and I have been pen pals since 4th grade. I received a chain letter with a list of about 6 people and their addresses (this would NOT be ok in this day and age)! The … Continue reading

Dance Partner, Travel Buddy & Fellow Foodie

Name: Rochelle Ballard Location: New York, New York Relationship to Jessica: Friend, dance partner, travel buddy and fellow foodie :) We met at Georgetown, but our friendship blossomed after moving to New York. Almost 5 years of brunch dates, dinner dates, dancing the night … Continue reading

The Avid Reader

Name: Ryan Dunleavy Location: Whippany, New Jersey Relationship to Jessica:  Friend Jess and I met in elementary school and remained friends. © jessicafashano.com My first memory of Jess isn't the kind of funny/embarrassing story that high school friends will … Continue reading

A Heart for Others

Name: Michelle Javian Location: New York, NY Relationship to Jessica: Roommate for life, dear friend I met Jessica during our 1st week at Georgetown University in Southside Cafeteria 10 years ago. © jessicafashano.com As I’ve thought … Continue reading

A Special Gift

Name: Nicole Schwarz Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Relationship to Jessica: Best friend from school The very first time I met Jess was in 1st grade CCD class. © jessicafashano.com I called Jess one day when we first started to become close … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jessica

Written by: Angie Arthur (older sister to Jeff, Danielle's husband) © jessicafashano.com Receiving the phone call of Jessica's passing was one of the most difficult things our family has ever experienced.  While we all live in Ohio and are only able to visit Danielle … Continue reading


We have created this website to honor Jessica through her radiant personality, giving spirit, and the positive impact she left on everyone she met and everything she touched. We hope that you...her family, friends, and co-workers...will contribute your stories, memories, … Continue reading