Nancy Patricia Wiggans Duffy, age 52, of Lebanon Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 2, 2015 after battling Acute Leukemia for a year.
Born on August 13, 1962 in Westport, CT she was the youngest daughter of the late Dr. Roy Glen Wiggans and Marita Mayers Wiggans. She was also predeceased by her brother, Alan Wiggans, and her stepfather, Dr. Erwin J. Silverglide. Having spent her childhood in Connecticut, where she also attended Southern Connecticut State University, she spent much of her adult life in New Jersey.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she is survived by her husband of 12 years, Christopher Duffy, her daughter, Sarah Taha (Paul Zito) of Glen Gardner, NJ, her son, Sammy Taha of Jersey City, NJ, and her granddaughter, Mariah Lynn Taha. She is also survived by her siblings – R. Glen Wiggans MD (Marlo) of Athens, GA; Ann Parise (Dennis) of Simsbury, CT; Jane Wiggans of Fallbrook, CA; Susan Wiggans (Kevin Wiggins) of Stratford, CT; Robert Wiggans (Candy) of Arnold, MD as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She had worked in the Accounting Department of Hunterdon County Social Services in Flemington, NJ, after several years of helping women and their children who were victims of domestic abuse at the Resource Center of Somerset, NJ.
Nancy enjoyed sewing, reading, and Scrabble. She loved animals, from the chickens her family raised in her childhood, to her pet cats and dogs throughout her life. She dreamed of witnessing the Monarch Butterfly migration in Mexico. But what she loved most was sharing a story and a laugh with her family. She looked forward to those times when everyone could come together for an afternoon, a day, a weekend to reminisce and catch up. She made it her mission to make each holiday and birthday bigger and better than the year before. Her role as mother and as grandmother defined her life. She was a fierce supporter and cheerleader for her children and granddaughter. She took advantage of every moment to remind them of her love and her pride and never missed an opportunity to brag to those around her of their achievements. You could never leave her house without a hug, a kiss, and a promise to let her know when you got home safely.
Calling hours will be Monday, April 6, 2015 from 5-7 PM at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 316 Old Allerton Road, Annandale, NJ. Burial at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ.
Memorials may be made to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, 1004-A O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129.