Nancy Feldman, born July 15, 1952 beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Saturday, October 23, 6:24 p.m. as a result of non-Covid pneumonia. Nancy was a beautiful, vivacious woman with a sparkling personality. Her family is heartbroken to lose her at such a young age, just as she had settled into her role as the true matriarch of her extended family.
Nancy was a true New Yorker, and spent most of her life in Queens. She grew up one of six children, and has always loved her family with all her heart and would do anything for any of them. A passionate and deep-feeling woman, Nancy endured more than her share of adversities, illness and tragedies throughout her life. But she always found a way to triumph over hardship. Sheparlayed her personal struggles into a fulfilling career as a psychiatric nurse. She generously shared her empathy and kindness with her patients, which made her an especially compassionate care provider to those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. While Nancy was inspired and fulfilled by her career, the great joy of her life was her family.
Nancy was gifted with a playful charm, which she shared with everyone lucky enough to cross her path. Her sparkling wit, her silly side, and her seemingly bottomless well of empathy led her to develop many lifelong friends. Her legacy of love and laughter will never be forgotten by those she touched.
Nancy had an effervescent enthusiasm for life. She was known for her love of music, her joyful dancing, her playful sense of humor, her willingness to help others, and her compassion for all she met.
Nancy adored her cousins, nieces and nephews, and was proud of her new home, where she welcomed visiting family with open arms. Her warm and welcoming house was adorned with many photos of her cherished family members, and if you were lucky, one of her cats would come snuggle or shed on you when during a visit. She was an extremely generous, loving and proud mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin.
She is survived by her loving and heartbroken daughter, Nancy DiRocco, her dear son-in-law, Joseph DiRocco, her four beloved granddaughters Sophia and Katherine DiRocco and Gabriella and Sabrina Maldonado, her loving brother Philip Gonzalez, and her cherished sisters, Cindy Gonzalez, Marguerita Melecio. Nancy is preceded in death by her brother, Jose Gonzalez and sister, Maria Medina.
Nancy will be buried next to her youngest daughter, Stephanie, who tragically preceded her in death by 9 months. True to her loving nature, Nancy was a vigilant and compassionate caregiver and companion to her daughters and granddaughters throughout Stephanie’s brave battle with cancer. After Stephanie passed, Nancy solemnly promised her baby that she would join her. It is a comfort to picture Nancy, hand-in-hand, somewhere over the rainbow with her daughter, parents, and siblings. She will be missed greatly but leaves behind a legacy of cherished memories and lives enriched by her infectious laughter and fun-loving spirit.
It is hoped that all who knew her will spend a moment remembering a cherished woman
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