A young woman from Enfield is struggling to come to grips with the loss of her fiance, who died in a house fire along with his grandmother, aunt and a family friend last week.
Josh Johnson is father of Krissy Willis' unborn child. Willis said her world was turned upside down when Johnson lost his life last Wednesday as flames devoured his home on South River Street.
"I saw the house burning and I started screaming. He was my world. He meant everything to me. Now it's just me and Holly," Willis said through tears.
Willis said she and Johnson were preparing to celebrate their third anniversary on New Year's Day and were looking forward to the birth of their daughter Holly in the spring.
"This is his daughter, and he was so happy and excited he was going to be a father for the first time," Willis said, adding that the fire also destroyed everything she had bought her the baby.
Willis said she's in desperate need of baby clothes, furniture, diapers and wipes. She was planning to move in with Johnson and is now searching for a place to call home.
"If I can get her into an apartment before the baby is born, then it will be better for her stress-wise," explained Willis' uncle, Bill Stone.
Bill and Lisa Stone have started a fundraising page for Willis in hopes of getting her back on her feet.
Although reeling from the loss of her fiance, Willis said she takes comfort in the knowledge that Johnson's memory will live on in little Holly.