The news was released in a statement made by her family on Thursday saying, “It is with deep sadness that we confirm the passing of loving mother and wife, Cindy Gambino, on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, at just 50 years of age. Cindy suffered a medical episode in her home on Sunday, 8 May 2022.”
Gambino tragically made news headlines as the mother of three boys; Jai, Tyler, and Bailey; who were murdered by their father Robert Farquharson when he intentionally drove into a dam on Father’s Day in 2005.
She was awarded $225,000 in compensation for her pain and suffering following the tragic death of her children but said in 2010 that no amount of so-called compensation would ever be enough to give her back what she had lost. Farquharson is serving a life sentence for murder with a minimum 33-year term.
In a letter written by Gambino in 2010 and published by the Herald Sun, she opened up about her life of endless torment after the death of her sons.
“There is no exact word for word way of describing anything of how I feed as a result of losing my three beautiful boys…”
“I look at photos of my boys and sometimes find myself crying for days.”
“All in all, I now live a hollow imitation of the life that I once had, with a broken heart and soul that I am not really sure will ever be able to mend,” she wrote.
An obituary was shared on Facebook by her cousin Sonia Gambino who wrote, “Goodbye to our beautiful cousin…Cindy Gambino has the most unconditional love and cares for everyone. You brightened the days with your smile.”
Cindy is survived by her partner Stephen and their two children Hezekiah and Isaiah, and Stephens older children Zach and Luke.