Nancy DePalma, 85, wife of Joseph DePalma, passed away peacefully on Friday October 9, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Union, NJ, in the loving presence of her family. Born June 14, 1935, to Luigi & Anna (Mosca) Liquori. She attended A.J. Demarest High School, class of 1953. Until 1987, Nancy lived and worked in Hoboken, where she proudly raised her family, and also managed and operated a furnished room boarding house at her home on 3rd and Garden Street.
In addition to being a wife, mother and homemaker, Nancy challenged herself professionally having a long career of distinguished positions at many respected companies and institutions, including Saint Mary’s Hospital, Academy Bus Company, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hayden-Wegman and the Congressional Office of Frank J. Guarani, where she was a well-respected congressional aide. After years of dedicated employment, she turned to entrepreneurship. Nancy owned and operated her own donut shop and lunchette, on 7th and Adams Street. In 1987, she earned her NJ Realtor’s license and began her 25-year real estate career, working at several offices in Hudson and Union counties. Nancy will especially be remembered for her commitment to her family and her drive to continually improve herself. She was a dedicated mother who worked hard to provide every opportunity for her children.
Surviving Nancy is her son Joseph (of Hoboken), daughters Camille (of Maple City, MI) & Michele (of Union), sons-in-law Bernard Colasurdo, Reagan Frixen & Noel Cruz, sister Marie Reyes, her endeared grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, as well as many other loving family members and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, daughter Mary/Maria DePalma, and brothers Jimmy and Neil Liquori.
Visitation will be held on Monday October 12 beginning at 5 PM and concluding at 8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann’s R.C. Church on Tuesday October 13 at 10 AM. Everyone is asked to gather directly at church prior to the Funeral Mass no later than 9:45 AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.
Nancy’s family suggests the best way to honor her memory would be to commit to, and take pride in, challenging and improving yourself, and especially to dedicate yourself to your family; this is how Nancy felt life is meant to be lived.