STAMFORD, Conn. - Nancy Ellen Brejtfus-Giancola, 64, of Stamford, died Sunday, March 15, of Cushing’s syndrome and neuroendocrine cancer.
She was born July 9, 1950, in Fitchburg, Mass., to Stanley and Florence Grimley Brejtfus.
Brejtfus-Giancola worked as a registered nurse at the former Homestead Health Center Nursing Home in Stamford. She also worked for the Stamford Board of Health, where she was a public, private and parochial school nurse, oriented school nurses, and helped in community-based health programs for 24 years. She also was active in the nurses’ union and sick-bank management
Survivors include her husband, Nicholas Giancola Jr. of Stamford; two daughters, Kate (Christopher) Giancola-Enders of Cheshire, and Elizabeth (fiancé Michael Golove) Giancola of Trumbull; one sister, Jean (Kenneth) Robinson of Leominster, Mass.; extended family, Karen and Michael Piancenza, Ann and Lou Servideo, and Jon Giancola; and two grandchildren.
One brother-in-law, Paul Giancola, is deceased.
Calling hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory , 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A funeral procession will be leaving the funeral home at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the St. Maurice Catholic Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford.
Interment will follow at the Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, 34 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904.
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