Nancy (Orlando) Puzio

February 14, 1937 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Nancy Puzio Obituary

Nancy (Orlando) Puzio of Clifton, NJ peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on the morning of February 12, 2024, two days shy of her 87th birthday, Valentine’s Day.  Born in Passaic, she worked as a bookkeeper for Garber’s Fur prior to raising her family. She enjoyed many years of making ceramic pieces of art,  had a love for classic movies, and was an exceptional cook who handed down her traditional delicious Sicilian recipes. She was a beautiful woman who truly was the heart and soul of the Puzio family. Nancy embodied the best qualities: unconditional love, strength, resilience, generosity that extended to her immediate family and beyond to many loved ones. The back door of her home welcomed all! She had a contagious laugh, a zest for life and remarkably looked and acted years younger than her age.  She belonged to a lifelong club of seven friends called the “Amiketos” derived from the Greek word aniketo meaning unconquerable, the members included Patti Mattalian, Aggie Andersen, Ruth Delany, Marie LeMerdy, Blaise Krill and Millie Ciarelli. Preceded in death by her loving parents Mario Orlando and Vincentina (Damato) Orlando  and her sister, Marie Starr.  She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband of 66 years, Edward J. Puzio,  her children,  Edward M Puzio and husband Kurt Hielle of Arlington, VA, Denise and husband Eric J. Fisher of Clifton, NJ and Cindy and husband Franklin M. Lassandro of Austin, TX.   Loving grandmother of Christopher J. Kosciolek and wife Alice Barros Kosciolek, Jessica Lynn and husband Christopher R. Hanf, Claudette Denise and husband Henry “Hank” Aylett Hughes and Franklin E. Lassandro.  She was truly blessed with a Great Grandson, Christopher Joseph Hanf, who he knew as "GiGi' and was thrilled to celebrate his first birthday with him. She is survived by her brother in law, David Starr of Clifton, NJ, many dear cousins, nieces and nephews.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Glaucoma Research Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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February 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07013

February 17, 2024

9:00 AM
St. Paul RC Church
124 Union Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

February 17, 2024

10:45 AM
George Washington Memorial Park
234 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652


Glaucoma Research Foundation
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Tel: 1-800-805-5856
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