Alecia M. Coglianese was a very selfless, giving young woman from Illinois and was always the go to person for people in need of help. She was a true sweetheart and was cherished by her family and friends. Nobody would suspect that Alecia had a drug problem by looking at her. Unfortunately, on September 23, 2015, Alecia lost her battle with addiction and died from a drug overdose.
Kim (Tony) Novak loves her daughter very much and to this day, fights for laws that criminalize those suffering from the disease of addiction to be changed. “Addiction is a disease“, Kim recently shared with us on this very blog.
Kim and the rest of her family are heartbroken over the loss of their precious angel and want to put an end to the heroin epidemic. “I never want another parent to feel the pain I suffer from losing my baby girl,” Kim went on. “Unfortunately, there are many parents in my shoes.”
“We need national help. from state to state. No more shame or blame. Wake up America!” Alecia’s mother Kim emphatically shares with this community.
Kim is one of many mothers and parents who regularly contact this online recovery community with heartbreaking stories of lost loved ones to the heroin epidemic. Kim found the Kill The Heroin Epidemic Nationwide community after stumbling upon and reading our blog “Wake Up America, People Are Dying – Addicts Are Not “Junkies”, They are Sick and Need Help!“.
You can read Kim’s comments directly by visiting the heroin forum discussion topic “My Daughter Alecia Lost Her Battle to a Heroin Overdose on September 23, 2015“.
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Alecia M Coglianese’s Obituary
You can view Alecia’s obituary below or by clicking on the link. It’s evident that by reading the comments on her obituary that Alecia was very loved, respected and very missed. This community offers its support and prayers to the family, friends and those who loved and knew Alecia very well. The obituary reads:
Alecia M. Coglianese suddenly age 24. Beloved daughter of Frank Coglianese and Kim (Tony) Novak. Loving sister of Theresa Coglianese, Taylor Novak, Martez Walker, Briana Novak, Frank Coglianese and Anthony Pijanowski. Fond aunt of Giana Shepley and Bryce Novak. Cherished granddaughter of Frank (Theresa) Coglianese and Joyce Lenzi. Great-Great Granddaughter of Floyd Cooper. Fond niece, cousin and friend of many. Visitation Monday 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Chapel Service 10:00 am at the Schmaedeke Funeral Home 10701 S. Harlem Ave. Worth. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. In lieu of flowers donations to A Man in Recovery Foundation 121 N. Washington St. Naperville, IL. 60540 or www.amirf.org in memory of Alecia Coglianese deeply appreciated. Service information 708-448-6000
Emiy Quinn’s Memory of Alecia M Coglianese
“A few years ago my mom and I were driving in Orland Park and our car broke down. Alecia was driving behind us, and she pulled over to make sure we were okay. She even stayed with us until the tow truck came and then proceeded to drive us home as well. We all talked for about an hour waiting for the tow truck. Alecia told us some of her personal stories, and she really touched our hearts. I didn’t even know her but I could tell she was a fighter. That night she gave me her number and we became friends on Facebook. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the news that she passed, so I had to share this story. I want to send my thoughts and prayers to her family. She was a beautiful and caring person, and we were so thankful for her to be such a helpful stranger than night. Rest easy.”
You can read many other stories about Alecia by visiting her obituary.
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