Battifarano, Nancy M.
Nancy Maryann Battifarano passed away peacefully on February 2, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends. Born in Jersey City to Francis and Gertrude Cerullo. Nancy grew up with her sister Theresa and brother Frank in West New York, NJ. Nancy was always secretive about her age so let’s just say last August 26th she celebrated the 42nd anniversary of her 39th birthday.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. We will miss her shining smile, great sense of humor and sparkling personality, but we are grateful for the time we had with her. Nancy loved to spend time with her family and friends; travel, exercise, shop, and had a passion for entertaining. Extremely active, Nancy enjoyed the outdoors; time spent with horses, snowmobiling, skiing and playing tennis. Most especially Nancy cherished her daily walks with her dear friend, Lynne Ramberger.
Nancy enjoyed a very successful career in real estate making many friends and long-lasting relationships. Deeply faithful, Nancy was a devoted Roman Catholic and active in her church, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Branchville. Nancy was predeceased by her daughter Theresa (18) and her husband Leonard (55). She is survived by her loving children Dianne Brownbridge and husband Scott of Branchville; son Leonard (Lenny) Battifarano Jr and his partner Monique of Hampton; the biggest joys of her life, her grandchildren Trey and Miso Brownbridge of Branchville; her sister Theresa Cerullo of Englewood; her brother and sister-in-law Frank and Diane Cerullo of Branchville; her nephew Frankie Cerullo and his wife Liz of Westfield; her niece and Goddaughter, Ali Crocket and her husband James of Philadelphia; and many great-nieces and nephews, and dear friends.
The family would also like to express their gratitude to the entire staff at Bentley Assisted Living in Branchville. We are especially grateful to those in Memory Lane for treating our mother with the respect and care she so deserved while also providing her with the assistance she needed in her final months. We are forever grateful!
Visitation will be held Wednesday February 5, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday February 6th, at 11:00 AM in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church #209 US Route 206 Branchville, NJ 07826.