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Gaetanina “Nina” De Fenza

Obituary of Gaetanina “Nina” De Fenza

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Gaetanina “Nina” De Fenza, age 64, passed away of a heart condition on May 16, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. She was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey.

Nina worked various job throughout her life but ultimately was a homemaker. Nina was known as the neighborhood mom or simply Ma. Her home was open to anyone who needed a meal, a place to stay, or some motherly advice. Nina was a beacon of love and welcomed everyone into the family with open arms. She devoted her life to make her family happy. She had a cheerful personality and always made people laugh. She loved dropping the “F” bomb… LOL. She ended text messages and comments on social media with LOL or XOXO.

Nina is predeceased by her parents Elizabetta and Gennaro De Fenza. Ma leaves to cherish her memory: son Giuseppe Sr. and wife Brenda, son Modino, daughter Desy, son Wilfredo, son Gennarino Sr. and wife Stacy. Sibling: Antonio and Joseph Sr. Her grandchildren whom she spoiled: Giuseppe Jr., Gennarino Jr., Karina, Jagger, Orlando, James, Mia, Israel, Modino, Mariah, Josiah, and Adonis. Her great grandchildren whom she absolutely adored: Paige, Giselle, Noah, Kaylen, Steven, Benjamin, and Giuseppe Asahd. Her niece and nephews: Steven, Joseph Jr., and Christina. And a host of cousins, in-laws, other relatives, and friends. You know who you are. There are too many people to name. But know that Nina loved each and every one of you!

All services were privately held and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. 

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