Obituary of Nancy E. Michella
In loving memory of our mother, Nancy Elaine (Stolting) Michella of West Haverstraw, NY who passed away on December 24, 2022 at the age of 89. Nancy, the youngest of twins, was born on March 17, 1933 in Woodcliff Lake, NJ to Arthur and Elsie (Holgren) Stolting. She graduated from Park Ridge High School in NJ. She met Ralph Joseph Michella, Sr. as he was leaving for Korea to serve in the Army. She was committed to writing him letters while he was away. They married on May 16, 1953. She was the devoted wife and loving mother of Ralph and Kevin. The family lived in Stony Point NY for many years. Nancy retired from New York State at Letchworth Village where she worked as a Developmental Aide. Growing up, Mom was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or cheering us on during baseball games. She was a woman of strong faith and she instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model. She is someone we will always look up to. Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a strong woman who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. She was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Nancy is predeceased by her husband Ralph, son Kevin and daughter in law Deirdre and her brother Arthur. She is survived by her son Ralph (Karen) Michella of Fishkill, NY, daughter in law Carol Michella of Myrtle Beach, SC, sister Nina Johnson of Stony Point, NY, sister Norma Schaner and brother William Stolting of Ohio. Her grandchildren Alison Ventriglia (Jimmy), Kerri Kopczuk (Alex), Stephanie Michella (partner Cato), Danny Michella (Christina), Brian Michella (fiancé Lindsay), Kyle Michella (partner Maddy) and her 4 great-grandchildren Michael, Laurina, Nikolai and Mila will miss her dearly. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s Church, 115 Broadway, Haverstraw, NY on January 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. A private graveside service will follow. Mother, you will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. We love you so much. Rest in peace.