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Birth: Feb. 14, 1983
Glen Ridge
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2010
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Jessica grew up in New Jersey. She was 27 years old and an Investment Banking Associate at Citi Group. She was extremely active in charity work. "She had been taking medication for depression, police sources said."

On a Saturday morning she walked 16 blocks north of her apartment, walked into the Trump Place Tower on Manhattan's Riverside Boulevard, rode to the roof, and jumped off.
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Jessica Fashano, Age 27 years old, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

Jessica was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., on February 14, 1983. She was the class Salutatorian at her Whippany Park High School graduation in 2001. In 2005, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a double major in finance and international business and a minor in Spanish.

She had a very successful career in corporate and investment banking. Jessica worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2008, she teamed to raise $189,260 for The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign. She was a member of the New York Acumen Fund Steering Committee, and raised funds for them as well as Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation.

Jessica is survived by her devoted parents, Diane and Dennis Fashano; her loving sister, Danielle Roth and her husband, Jeff; her dear grandmother, Bridget Carlone, and her loving aunt and uncle, Jan and Henry Carlone Jr.

She was preceded in death by her cherished grandfather, Henry Carlone Sr. Jessica loved and was loved by her family and friends.
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Henry G. Carlone Sr.

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Henry G. Carlone Sr., 88, of West Orange passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Overlook Hospital in Summit with his family by his side. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 44 Benvenue Ave., West Orange. Visitation is in the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave. (at Eagle Rock Ave.), Roseland, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Entombment is in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Born and raised in Orange, Mr. Carlone moved to West Orange 50 years ago. Graduating from Orange High School in 1938, he was employed by Amabile Bros. in various capacities of management. He became an officer of Amabile Bros. in 1953, president in 1970 and retired in 1992. Mr. Carlone served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Lt. Vincent J. Russo American Legion Post 382 of Montclair for over 60 years. He was past president of the Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association of Essex and Union counties. Mr. Carlone was a charter member since 1968, past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Roseland Rotary Club. A talented musician, Henry was a member of the American Federation of Musicians of West Orange. He played trumpet with several bands in the area from 1940 through 1970. His hobby was music and he enjoyed playing his records, cassettes and CDs. Son of the late Amito and Mary (Amabile) Carlone, he is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Bridget (LaStella) Carlone; his son, Henry Jr. and his wife Jan; his daughter, Diane Fashano and her husband Dennis, and his cherished granddaughters, Danielle Roth and her husband Jeff and Jessica Fashano. He is also survived by his brother, John Carlone and his sister, Ann Palma. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association , 1 Union St., Suite 301 , Robbinsville, N.J. 08691 or to St. Joseph's Church would be appreciated.


Published in Star-Ledger on Nov. 18, 2009- See more at: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?pid=136103856#sthash.vCXciyXh.dpuf

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Jessica Fashano

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Jessica Fashano, 27, died on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Notre Dame of Mount Carmel R.C. Church in Cedar Knolls. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland. Jessica was born in Glen Ridge, N.J., on Feb. 14, 1983. She was class salutatorian at her Whippany Park High School graduation in 2001. In 2005, she graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a double major in finance and international business and a minor in Spanish. She had a very successful career in corporate and investment banking. Jessica worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2008, she teamed to raise $189,260 for The New York Times Neediest Cases Campaign. She was a member of the New York Acumen Fund steering committee, and raised funds for them as well as Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation. Jessica is survived by her devoted parents, Diane and Dennis Fashano; her loving sister, Danielle Roth and her husband, Jeff; her dear grandmother, Bridget Carlone, and her loving aunt and uncle, Jan and Henry Carlone Jr. She was preceded in death by her cherished grandfather, Henry Carlone Sr. Jessica loved and was loved by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jessica's memory to Jessica's favorite causes, Acumen Fund, 76 Ninth Ave., Suite 315, N.Y., N.Y. 10011, and Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1756, N.Y., N.Y. 10159.


Published in Star-Ledger on Dec. 21, 2010

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27-Year Old Citi Banker Commits Suicide
Joe Weisenthal

Dec. 19, 2010, 11:01 PM

A 27-year old Citi banker, Jessica Fashano, commited suicide on Saturday by jumping off the roof of a Manhattan building, according to NYT.

Fashano, an associate at Citi Global Markets, was according to reports active in philanthropy. Her profile for the Acumen Fund -- an organization that promoted entrepreneurship and small businesses in the developing world -- is here.

Update: For a longer profile on Fashano, see here >

At this point, there's no indication of any backstory or motivation. No note was left.

Fashano was even featured in a Citi recruiting video, which can be found here.

More from NYT:

A resident said she was returning from walking her dog and rode up with Ms. Fashano in the elevator. Dressed for the cold in Ugg boots and a winter jacket, Ms. Fashano asked the woman how to get to the roof — which has views of the Hudson River and New Jersey, where Ms. Fashano grew up. The resident, who declined to be identified, said Ms. Fashano seemed alert and aware.

At 8:13 a.m., the police found her body in an internal courtyard, where she was pronounced dead. The police said they did not suspect foul play.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jessica-fashano-suicide-2010-12#ixzz3D94us2pV

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What We Know About Jessica Fashano, The Generous Citi Banker With An Amazing Laugh




Katya Wachtel

Dec. 20, 2010, 10:46 AM

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jessica-fashano-2010-12#ixzz3D95JGqeN

New Yorkers were shocked to wake up to the news of a young Citi banker, Jessica Fashano, taking her life on Saturday by jumping off the roof of an Upper West Side building.

Fashano was an associate at Citi Global Markets, and was passionate about philanthropy and charitable giving, often leading those initiatives at the bank.

A close friend said that Fashano aspired to work full-time for a private nonprofit after "accumulating more skills in finance," the New York Times reported.

A former Citi M&A analyst who worked with her said Fashano "had one of the biggest hearts that I knew.”

Fashano's passion in life was clearly charity. She helped raise money for The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, for the Acumen Fund (which makes small-business loans to people in developing countries) and for Harboring Hearts Housing, which provides affordable accommodation to cardiac patients.

The 27-year-old left no note, though friends and family said she had been suffering from depression.

Her body was found at 8:13 a.m. on Saturday, in an internal courtyard of Trump Place - a luxury apartment complex on Riverside Boulevard where Fashano did not live. Surveillance videos captured her walking into the Westside apartment block that morning, 16 blocks away from her own home on 52nd St.

The last person to see her alive was a Trump Place resident, who rode in the elevator with her. "Dressed for the cold in Ugg boots and a winter jacket, Ms. Fashano asked the woman how to get to the roof — which has views of the Hudson River and New Jersey, where Ms. Fashano grew up. The resident... said Ms. Fashano seemed alert and aware," the New York Times reported.

Fashano grew up in Morris Plains, New Jersey. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business in 2005, and also studied at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. At Georgetown she majored in Finance and International Business, and minored in Spanish.

One of her closest friend's described her as a leader who "had everything organized." "Jessica was an amazing person with such a big heart . . . a beautiful girl, with a contagious laugh and a willingness to give back," said Michelle Javian, 27, who had been pals with Fashano since Georgetown."

Her laugh was obviously one of her most endearing and memorable qualities: “If there was a room of 30 or 40 people, you would definitely know if she was there or not,” a former colleague told the NY Times. “I don’t want to say louder, but she had a very unique laugh.”

Others who knew her say she was kind, had a warm, infectious smile, a beautiful spirit and inspirational leadership qualities.

Her major philanthropic influence was a memoir called "The Blue Sweater,” about using entrepreneurship to fight poverty.

She was featured in a Citi recruiting video, which can be found here.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jessica-fashano-2010-12#ixzz3D95TTmQQ

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Friends’ shock over Citigroup gal’s suicide

By John Doyle

December 20, 2010 | 5:00am

Shocked friends of a vivacious young bank analyst who jumped to her death from Trump Place remembered her yesterday as a devoted do-gooder who “had it all.”

Jessica Fashano, 27, an analyst with Citigroup since graduating from Georgetown University in 2005, left no suicide note at the 40-story luxury high-rise on Riverside Boulevard on the Upper West Side on Saturday.

She had been taking medication for depression, police sources said.

Fashano was seen on videotape entering Trump Place alone — and “asked one resident how to get to the roof,” a source said. It wasn’t clear how she gained access or if she knew anyone there.

The young woman’s grieving mother and sister spent yesterday removing personal effects from her West 53rd Street pad.

“Jessica was an amazing person with such a big heart . . . a beautiful girl, with a contagious laugh and a willingness to give back,” said Michelle Javian, 27, who had been pals with Fashano since Georgetown.

“She had it all,” added Javian, who co-founded the charity Haboring Hearts Housing Foundation, which Fashano supported.

Fashano also worked with the global charity Acumen Fund.

A Citi spokesman only said the firm was “deeply saddened” by Fashano’s death.

Add’l reporting by Cathy Burke
http://nypost.com/2010/12/20/friends-shock-over-citigroup-gals-suicide/

A resident said she was returning from walking her dog and rode up with Ms. Fashano in the elevator. Dressed for the cold in Ugg boots and a winter jacket, Ms. Fashano asked the woman how to get to the roof — which has views of the Hudson River and New Jersey, where Ms. Fashano grew up. The resident, who declined to be identified, said Ms. Fashano seemed alert and aware.

At 8:13 a.m., the police found her body in an internal courtyard, where she was pronounced dead. The police said they did not suspect foul play.


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Citigroup Analyst Jumps To Death From UWS Building

2010_12_fashanoj.jpg Yesterday morning, a 27-year-old woman apparently jumped to her death from a Trump Place building on the Upper West Side. The Daily News reports, "Police said Jessica Fashano... jumped from the top of the 40-story Trump Place tower on Riverside Blvd. at 8:15 a.m.," and the Post says she "landed face down in a third-floor courtyard just after 8 a.m." A resident told the News, "It was outside my window [and] it was a really bad sound - a boom... I'll never forget it."

Fashano, who worked at Citigroup as an analyst (she can be seen in a recruitment video), was not a resident of the building; she lived on West 53rd Street. According to the Daily News, it's unclear why she picked 180 Riverside Boulevard (between 68th and 69th Streets), but "friends said Fashano knew someone who lived there." No note was found.

In September, a man survived a 39-story fall from a West End Avenue building when a car broke his fall. He had previously lived in the building and sneaked in and jumped from an apartment terrace.
http://gothamist.com/2010/12/19/citigroup_analyst_falls_to_death_fr.php

Citi gal in suicide plummet

By Jennifer Bain

December 19, 2010 | 5:00am
A beautiful Citigroup analyst jumped to her death in an apparent suicide yesterday from the roof of a ritzy Upper West Side high-rise, police said.

Jessica Fashano, 27, plunged from the crest of swanky Trump Place, which rises 40 stories above Riverside Boulevard, and landed face down in a third-floor courtyard just after 8 a.m., police and witnesses said.

“It was so loud I thought part of the building was falling,” a witness said.

Fashano, who cops said had sneaked into the building, landed a job as a Citigroup analyst after graduating from Georgetown University in 2005. The company even features the smiling brunette in a recruitment video.

Fashano, whose motive for jumping was unclear, also was active in charity work. In 2008, she teamed with other analysts to raise $189,260 for needy New Yorkers.
http://nypost.com/2010/12/19/citi-gal-in-suicide-plummet/
Citigroup banker, 27, leaps to her death from 40-storey Trump apartment building

By Mail Foreign Service
UPDATED: 03:49 EST, 21 December 2010

Friends baffled by suicide of dedicated worker who was committed to charitable causes

Tributes to woman who was 'joy to be around and to work with'

An attractive banker and charity worker described as having 'everything anyone could want' jumped to her death from the roof of the 40-storey Trump Place building in New York.

Jessica Fashano, 27, was found face down in a third-floor courtyard in Manhattan just after 8am on Saturday morning in a suicide that has left her friends and colleagues as baffled as they are distraught.

Her shocking plunge from an enormous height led one witness to say the sound of the impact was 'so loud I thought part of the building was falling.'

Fashano had worked as an analyst with Citigroup since graduating from Georgetown University in 2005 and was so well thought of - thanks in large part to her charity work - that she featured in the company's recruitment video.

She led fundraisers for the Acumen Fund, which makes small-business loans to people in developing countries, and recently helped coordinate an event for Harboring Hearts Housing, a charity that provides affordable accommodation for heart patients.

'She just had everything someone could want to be successful,' said friend Michelle Javian.

'She was always the leader, had everything organised.

'It’s like something just changed overnight. Something just snapped, and we don’t know.'

At work, colleagues posted messages of remembrance on her Acumen profile page with Yasmina Zaidman commenting: 'I can only imagine the impact that this will have on so many people that love her and admired her generosity and warmth.'

Seth Nemeroff said: 'I am truly shocked and saddened. Jessica was a joy to be around and work with.'

Kim Ward wrote: 'Her smile, energy and generosity will be remembered forever.'

Miss Fashano's Facebook profile has been removed but friends set up their own tribute page to her on the social networking site where friends remembered her kindness.

David Velasquez called her 'One of the kindest people I've ever known' while Ed Mak commented simply: 'Not a bad bone in her body'.

Miss Fashano's final movements, police said, saw her leave her own apartment 16 blocks away, enter the residential Trump Place building and take a lift to the roof.

A resident who had returned from walking her dog rode with Miss Fashano in the lift.

The woman, who declined to be named, said Miss Fashano was dressed for the cold in Ugg boots and a winter jacket, and asked how she could get to the roof for views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.

She described Miss Fashano as seeming alert and aware.

Police do not suspect foul play and said she was undergoing treatment for depression.

However, friends and workmates said she was always in high spirits.

Ramzi J. Ramsey, a former colleague, said her death came as a 'pretty big shock to me, because she honestly had one of the biggest hearts that I knew.'

According to her profile on Acumen’s Web site, Miss Fashano was inspired by The Blue Sweater, a book by Acumen founder Jacqueline Novogratz, which preaches entrepreneurship as a solution to poverty.

Acumen's co-chairwoman, Nina Sharma West, said that when they needed someone to help manage its 500 volunteers Miss Fashano 'was really a natural pick.

'Whenever anyone wanted anything done, we could always lean on Jess.'

Since July 2009, she added, Ms. Fashano had been instrumental in organizing three events that helped raise more than $50,000 for the fund.

Miss Fashano had told friends she hoped eventually to work full-time for private non-profit organisations and was a regular fixture on the charitable circuit in the Hamptons and Manhattan.

'If there was a room of 30 or 40 people, you would definitely know if she was there or not,' said Mr. Ramsey.

'I don’t want to say louder, but she had a very unique laugh.'

The $3bn Trump Place development, built by mogul Donald Trump with six civic partners, covers a 56-acre site on manhattan's Upper West Side with 16 apartment buildings and around 5,700 residential units.


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