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Family, friends recall full life of woman who died while napping in car after overnight shift

  • Friends gather to say their goodbyes during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Fernandes died  while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Friends gather to say their goodbyes during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Friends and family leave flowers on the casket during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Linden, N.J. Fernandes died  while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Friends and family leave flowers on the casket during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Linden, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

  • Friends and family look on as the casket is carried during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Fernandes died  while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Friends and family look on as the casket is carried during a funeral service for Maria Fernandes, 32, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between jobs. Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after a shift at a Dunkin Donuts in Linden. She also worked at Dunkin Donuts in Harrison and Newark. Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)  (The Associated Press)

Family, friends and even strangers have come together to raise money for the funeral of a New Jersey woman who died while napping in her car between jobs.

The funeral for 32-year-old Maria Fernandes was held Friday in Newark.

Friends eulogized a woman who insisted on spending her money on others, who relished having a good time and who loved Michael Jackson.

Friends, family and people whose only knowledge of Fernandes was reading reports of her death returned her generosity by raising about $6,000 to pay for her service.

Elizabeth police believe Fernandes pulled over for a nap after an overnight shift at a Dunkin' Donuts.

Police say it appears Fernandes was overcome by a mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gas container. Toxicology results are pending.