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Dan DiFabio, 18, Remembered as a 'Sweetheart'

The Lacey Township School District is offering counseling services to students throughout the day until 8 p.m. Wednesday

Dan DiFabio, 18, was known for his smile and humor.

“Dan, you were so amazing! You always had a smile on your face and you always made everyone smile and laugh around you,” Tina Monbleau said on Facebook.

The Lacey Township High School senior was pronounced dead at his Forked River home Tuesday. The circumstances surrounding his death have not been released.

Monbleau continued to call DiFabio a “sweetheart.”

“We have such an amazing angel watching over us now and you’re in a very special place right now,” she said.

A candlelight vigil was held in DiFabio’s memory Tuesday night and a makeshift Facebook page has been created in his honor. As of Wednesday afternoon, the page had 1,988 likes.

According to DiFabio’s Facebook page, he participated in Motocross, a form of motorcycle racing held on off-road circuits.

Others are calling DiFabio an “awesome kid,” a “goofball” and “one of the nicest kids.”

“Dan was a sweetheart who had the ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face,” Rachel Finelli said on Facebook. “Your humor always made me giggle and your laughter was contagious. I hope you see how many people adored you.”

Counseling services are available to students at the high school throughout the day until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The District Response Crisis Team as well as grief counselors will also be available at 6:30 p.m. to provide parents and guardians with information to help children cope with loss.

Below are some of the comments people are saying. Please feel free to post your memories in the comment section of this story as well as upload photos of DiFabio.

“Dan, you were an awesome kid and will be missed.” -Ethan Folk.

“We really lost a great kid today.” -Nichole Ellingham Peckham.

“God has received another angel today far too soon.” -Elizabeth Eden.

“Rest in peace Dan DiFabio. You will be missed so much buddy. English class will never be the same ever again without you.” -Andrew Papa

“Dan u were the man. I hope ur watching over us from heaven. You were a good kid. Miss u a lot man. Rest in peace.” -Ignacio Velasquez

“You were always a goofball, always put a smile on my face. Rest in paradise baby boy ♥ forever loved and missed.” -Kayy Bonacolta

“I love you. Your spirit will live on through all of the students past, present and future at LTHS. There are no words to describe how we all are feeling right now. I picture your smiling face always laughing. I know you're in a better place and one day ill be right next to see as well. Rest in peace, you will never be forgotten.” -Johnny Noto

“Honestly, the hardest thing is loosing my best friend. I feel like I just saw you and you had a huge smile on your face, living life to the fullest and riding all the time. ❤ They always say the good die young but why? I love you man and miss you already. I’ll never forget you. Neither will anyone. You were the man. Love you Daniel son. Rest easy buddy.” -Jay Schoepfer

“You have been like a little brother to me for a long time. All of the camping trips, races, riding, sleepovers you and Erik had. I know one thing…Heaven gained an amazing angel yesterday. You had the best personality and your smile could light up the room. I’ll never forget the day you got your braces off. I watched you grow up from a little boy to a handsome young man…I love ya little brother.” -Amanda Robbins

joanne renken December 20, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Dan you were a beautiful young man so full of life with such a bright future ahead of you. We will never understand why. We will miss you forever.Love you rest in peace or angle. Love Aunt Jo Uncle Walt.
Madison Seiger December 20, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Never in a million years thought this would happen, but you're in a safe place now.... You always had the biggest smile on your face and you were always laughing at someone or something. You'll never be forgotten Daniel. Watch over me and the rest of your family and friends. #256 #onelove <3
Amanda Cacoilo December 20, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I never thought someone would mean as much as you do to me. I have never been so happy in my life and thats all because of you, i am so grateful i got the chance to know you! You always had a smile on your face and knew how to make me happy. I think we can all agree that we lost someone very special but we are lucky enough to have such a wonderful angel watching us from above! I could write about you forever, there are so many great things about you. I will carry you with me through everything and smile knowing that is what will make you happiest. I have no doubt that you will be looking over me just like you said! You will be forever missed and in our hearts <3 I love you!
mamabear December 20, 2012 at 04:11 AM
My condolences to the Difabio family. They raised an amazing young man.
Laura Ann December 20, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Sad Sad Story. R.I.P.

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