Sea Bright resident Nancy J. DeScenza, 52, who served on the Shore Regional Board of Education for 26 years, died Monday, Nov. 5.
DeScenza was raised in Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright and in 1978, became the youngest member of the Sea Bright Board of Education at 19. She retired from the board in September.
Nancy was a strong woman who courageously fought long and hard against breast cancer for 10 years, according to Legacycom. During this time, she was an advocate for many fighting cancer and their families. Her loving and warm embrace would comfort many while her strong will and experience provided guidance to others. Nancy was a supporter of the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Friends of Mel Foundation.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mark and Lucy; and her brother, John Stern. She is survived by her beloved husband, David DeScenza of 28 years; her caring children, Daniel, Devin, Victoria, and Nicolette; her caring sister, Jane Imbesi; a brother, Robert Stern, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Church of the Nativity, 181 Ridge Road, Fair Haven. All family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nancy J. DeScenza Scholarship Fund or the Sea Bright Partnership. To leave online condolences, please visit www.thompsonmemorial.net.