DANBURY, Conn. — Friends of an 20-year-old Danbury man who died in a motorcycle crash are rallying to help his parents pay for his funeral.
Guilherme "Gui" Freitas Rola, a graduate of Henry Abbott Tech High School, was killed in a crash on South Street in Danbury on Sunday, Aug. 7.
"The expenses for this are simply a lot to bear for his family, and I am asking for any and all support that is possible," said Mike Jacobs, who started a GoFundMe to help Rola's family. "Any amount will help and will be greatly appreciated by all.
"It has been a hard and sad time for all of his friends and family as this was very tragic. Gui always looked out for everyone before himself and I would like to pass his generosity from everyone back to his family."
Rola was born May 29, 1997, in Ipatinga, MG, Brazil, the son of Ana Alice Freitas Murphy and Jose Geraldo Rola and stepfather Kevin F. Murphy.
He graduated from Abbott Tech in 2015 and worked for Wireless Zone. Rola also took part in numerous car clubs — his love for cars and motorcycles was unmatched.
In addition to his mother, father and stepfather, he is survived by his brothers Mike and Kevin; his girlfriend Kailyn; and many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as devoted friends.
He was predeceased by his brother Gustavo Freitas Rola.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Green Funeral Home in Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter Church in Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Rola's GoFundMe page by clicking here .
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