Nancy Elizabeth (Rogers) Marcucilli, 67, of Sandy Hook, peacefully passed away on November 5, while surrounded by her loving family at home. She was the daughter of the late Marjorie (Lawson) and Donald Rogers and cherished wife of Jim Marcucilli for 36 blissful years.
Born in Douglaston, N.Y., in Queens, Nancy’s life will be remembered as one of affection, laughter, and enduring connections. She attended Ridgefield High School, graduating with the Class of 1974, and from there, her journey led her on a remarkable path filled with family, entrepreneurship, and an unwavering commitment to those she held dear.
Nancy’s love story with her husband, Jim, was a true testament to fate and humor. Their paths crossed when she worked at a restaurant, and Jim quickly became her personal car mechanic. After a series of car swaps and a sly invitation for a dinner date that may or may not have involved a free gift certificate, their connection blossomed. On October 3, 1987, they sealed their love at St Anthony Church in New Fairfield, and the following year moved from Danbury to Newtown to create their first home and start a family.
In 1993, Nancy embarked on a new adventure, starting her own business, originally named “Etched in Stone,” which has thrived and evolved into “Stone Garden Originals.” Her passion for working with her hands made this business a perfect fit, allowing her to work from home while raising their three children. Her creative spirit and dedication to craftsmanship shone through in every piece she created. Jim continues to honor her legacy by nurturing her work and shop, ensuring that her creative spirit lives on.
As her children grew older, Nancy transitioned from a life of crafting to donning a business suit, becoming a beloved and respected realtor for 15 years, touching the lives of many with her professionalism and charm.
Beyond her professional achievements, Nancy was known as a social butterfly with an infectious sense of humor. She never took life too seriously, and her laughter was a constant presence in her family’s life. The memory of her humor brings smiles to the faces of her three children, a legacy of laughter that they will carry with them always. She was like a second mother to many of her children’s friends, radiating warmth and kindness to all who knew her. Nancy’s love also knew no bounds, extending to several furry companions she held dear.
One of Nancy’s greatest joys was the family’s beach house at Long Beach Island, N.J. Countless summers were spent there, building cherished memories with her family, and she could often be found with a glass of merlot in hand, gazing at the ocean and relishing the simple joys of life.
But above all else, Nancy’s greatest love and care were reserved for her husband, Jim, and her children, who held a special place in her heart. She leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and endless warmth that will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie (Lawson) and Donald Rogers; her sister, Lynn (Rogers) Wallrapp; and brother Mark Rogers.
She is survived by her adoring husband, Jim Marcucilli; her loving children, David Marcucilli, Jamie Block (and husband Michael), and Molly Marcucilli; her grandchildren, Ryan and Cameron Block; and brothers, Donald and David Rogers.
A Celebration of Life reception will be held at Marygold’s on Main in Newtown, on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 4 pm to honor Nancy’s memory. Light snacks will be provided. The family is encouraging casual and colorful attire to reflect Nancy’s bright spirit.
Carpino Funeral Home is honored to have been entrusted with Nancy’s care and final arrangements. For directions, or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit CarpinoCares.com