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A beautiful life 

Nicole was our beautiful 21 year old daughter who was tragically killed in  2019 by a reckless driver.

She was a senior at Bridgewater State University graduating with a double major in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. Nicole had her license in Cosmetology, She volunteered at a homeless shelter, was a lifeguard at the YMCA and was both a bartender and server at The Olive Garden.

Nicole truly had a passion for life and loved to explore, traveling to Greece, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Montenegro, New York City and Nashville in her final year of life. The year prior, she traveled with us to Florida, Mexico, Honduras and Belize. Nicole wanted to explore and leave her mark on the world.

Nicole was passionate, full of love, brightness and energy. In her short life she had touched the lives of so many, including her loving parents, her brother Zack, friends and family, classmates, co-workers, her rescues Belle and Bradi, and everyone who was lucky enough to have met her.


Nicole was spreading happiness wherever she went making everyone smile as her presence walked through the door. She loved her tattoo La vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) and wore it proudly living every moment to the fullest. 
As we try to make some sense of this unthinkable tragedy, we will continue Nicole’s philanthropic ways. Making a difference in the lives of others will help make our lives a little more bearable.

In memory of Nicole, proceeds and donations to this 501c3 memorial fund will benefit the charities and organizations Nicole supported and believed in. These charities include student growth programs, scholarships, Make-A-Wish , St. Jude, Teen Challenge, food pantries, animal shelters and so many more. We all miss Nicole - her drive, energy and compassion, along with her laugh, touch and smile. Most of all we miss her kindness, gentle soul and love. She had so much love. Thank you for your support and helping us to fulfill Nicole's dreams. We want to honor her and live our lives as she would have.
                                    The Dondero Family
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