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'We are heartbroken and lost': Sudbury mourns loss of young Noah Borgogelli

Celebration of Noah's life being held Sunday

On Jan, 18, at 10:15 a.m., Noah Borgogelli took his last breath in the loving arms of his mom, Julie Major.

Not even five years old, little Noah's battle with acute myeloid leukemia ended. His story has had a tremendous impact on the community.

His family's story captivated Greater Sudbury. In 2015, told you how Noah was finally healthy enough to come home for Christmas, even as his cancer battle continued.

Then, some 18 months later, the news broke that little Noah's fight against leukemia wasn't going to be won. His family was hoping the community could help Noah's dad, Anthony, take some time off work to spend what little time Noah had left with his family.

Sudbury responded and a fishing derby raised the funds. The city's support for the family continued and students from the Grade 7 and 8 classes at St. Benedict's sent Noah Christmas cards.

In her Facebook post, mom Julie Major had this to say only a day after her son took his last breath.

“We are heartbroken and lost.

“I want to thank everyone for all the well wishes and condolences on the loss of our beautiful boy. I will eventually reply or comment to everyone, but right now it hurts too much to read all the messages and comments.

"We are absolutely destroyed and lost without his beautiful soul and his sweet little voice calling out to us multiple times a day. Our house is so quiet and empty now. A piece of us is gone now and the void will never ever be filled.”

A celebration of Noah’s life will be held at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-5 p.m. All are welcome.


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