NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Brooke Elizabeth Healey of New Providence passed away at Morristown Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at the age of 5.
The funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 111 South St., New Providence. Close friends and immediate family only will then proceed to a private entombment service.
Following the church service relatives and friends and all who have followed the website Brooke's parents, Steve and Stefani, have set up for her, and all who have participated in any of the fundraisers or vigils that have been held this year for Brooke Healey, are invited to attend the memorial gathering and celebration of Brooke’s life to be held at the Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Ave., Summit, from noon to 4 p.m. to help honor her memory. Funeral services are under the direction of Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial, 646 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights.
For directions or to send condolences please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com .
Brooke was born in Morristown and resided in New Providence. She was student at the Sundance School in North Plainfield and New Providence Presbyterian Pre-school.
Brooke’s radiant smile left a lasting impression on all that knew her. She was a gentle, caring young heart who, in just the few weeks prior to her own diagnosis, decided to donate 12 inches of her own hair to the Locks of Love program in honor of her aunt that had cancer. Brooke's favorite moments were spent with her best friend, and brother, Ashton, and younger sister Bryn. She was a quite the little chef and chose and prepared her meals very carefully. She also enjoyed many crafts as well as playing with make up, princess dresses and doing her nails.
Brooke is survived by her loving and devoted parents, Steve and Stefani (Elefante) Healey of New Providence. She is the loving sister of Ashton, Bryn, and the late John August, Martina Rose, and Reece Carmela Healey. Cherished granddaughter of Al and Betty Ann (nee Curcio) Elefante of New Providence, and Stephanie Colangelo (nee DeMarco) of Florham Park and great-granddaughter of Rose Curcio of New Providence. Beloved niece of Robert Healey, Jr. of Florham Park, Michele and Joseph Stivalo of New Providence, and Joseph and Caryn Elefante of Florham Park and loving cousin of Rose Stivalo and Cate Elefante.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Brooke Healey Foundation, PO Box 451, New Providence, NJ 07974.