Nancy is survived by her loving children: Dominick, Joseph, Maria, and Lisa. She was not just a mother but a grandmother, too, to eight grandchildren—Amy, Matthew, Jenn, Michael, Joey, Emily, Joseph, and Nancy. In addition, her family tree extended to great-grandchildren, including Jack, Olivia, and Dylan. Her family was a source of immense pride, and her love for them knew no bounds.
Nancy’s sister, Lucille Conte, and her brother, Robert Tafuri, along with numerous nieces and nephews, were part of her extended family, a testament to the deep connections she cultivated and cherished throughout her life. The loss of her husband, Salvatore, was undoubtedly a significant chapter in Nancy’s life, but she faced adversity with strength and resilience.
She also endured the loss of her daughter, Angela Ryter, as well as the passing of her brother Nicholas Tafuri, her sister Mildred Mooney, and her longtime companion, Eustace Roper. Despite the trials that life presented, Nancy remained a source of unwavering love and support for her family and friends. Nancy’s life was marked by her deep love for her family, her infectious sense of humor.
The joy she found in simple pleasures like playing Scrabble and following the New York Yankees. She also relished day trips to Atlantic City, creating treasured memories with her loved ones. The community came together to celebrate Nancy’s life and pay their respects during the visitation at the Mack Memorial Home in Secaucus on April 25, from 4-8 pm.
A touching funeral service took place at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus on Friday, April 26, at 9:30 am, where her life was honored and cherished by those in attendance. Following the service, she was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. In remembrance of Nancy, the family requested that donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org, a heartfelt gesture that reflects their desire to support research and advocacy to combat this devastating disease. Nancy’s memory lives on in the hearts of her loved ones, who will forever hold dear the legacy of love, humor, and family bonds that she left behind.