Nunzia IL Grande

Nunzia "Nancy" IL Grande (Capacchione)

Tuesday July 28, 1925 - Thursday September 5, 2019
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Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother

Nunzia “Nancy” IL Grande, 94 of Nutley, passed away on Thursday September 5, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Barletta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Ruggiero and Angela (Riefolo) Capacchione. Mrs. IL Grande lived in Italy and Venezuela before coming to the United States in 1959 and settling in Nutley. She always treasured the many people and lives she touched while living in these places. Her life was a constant reminder of the importance of family and the role of a mother in her family. Nancy was a member of the Maria Assunta Association in Elizabeth, and a communicant and active parishioner at Holy Family Church in Nutley. She always enjoyed cooking her Italian specialties.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Alessandro “Alex” IL Grande and her daughter, Rita, she is survived by her loving children, Vincent and wife, Marianne, Catherine Blauvelt and husband, Bernard, Angela Sicoli and husband, Michael, Maria Kish and husband, Edward, Alexander Jr. and wife, Carolyn, Roger and wife, Diane and her 12 devoted grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was the dear sister of Antoinette Stellatella, Anna Palmitessa, the late Carmen, Rafaele, Savino, Angelo and Damiano Cappachione and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Visitors will be received at S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St., Nutley on Monday September 9 from 4-8 pm.

The Funeral will begin from the funeral home on Tuesday at 8:30 am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Church at 9:30 am followed by entombment at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Holy Family Nursery School, 174 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 in honor of Sr. Romilda would be appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 9:30am
    Holy Family Church
    28 Brookline Avenue
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
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  • Interment

    Glendale Cemetery
    28 Hoover Avenue
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003
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Private Condolence

Sandy I.-Ferrera

Posted at 12:47pm
Dear Angie & Family,

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I knew her from the nail salon as we were both clients of Jackie. I would often see her there while my nails were drying, as her appointment was after mine & we would chat about holidays, food & family. Having lost both of my parents also (my father in 1992; my mother in 2015), I know that feeling of loss. However, we both had the gift of having our mothers into their 90's & you have siblings for support. Now is the time for siblings to be there for each other. Memories (& tons of pictures) we keep forever: cherish them.

Sandy I.-Ferrera


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