Linda Lee Nazare


Linda Lee (Bray) Nazare, age 60, of Franklin Lakes, NJ passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021.  Born in Paterson, NJ and raised in Fair Lawn, she resided in Franklin Lakes for 27 years.  A faithful member of St. Albans Church in Oakland, she served as warden and a member of the Vestry Ministry.  Family was the center of her life.  She was active throughout her children’s education in the Franklin Lakes school district, volunteering countless hours including as class mother and with the Science Day program.  Always active, Linda enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and walking.  She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and anything chocolate.

Beloved and devoted wife of 32 years of Gary Nazare.  Loving mother of Olivia, Christian, Grace and Garrison Nazare.  Precious sister of Cindy Ludwig and husband David, Donald Bray, Scott Bray and wife Robin, Matthew Bray and wife Marianne and Christopher Bray and wife Terry.  Dear sister-in-law of Kathy Petruz.  Cherished aunt of Erin, Kelly, David, Alison, Amy, Rebecca, Jillian, Nathan, Elayna, Kayla, Matthew, Matheson and Makenna.  Dear daughter-in-law of Connie Nazare.  Loving great aunt of ten.  She was predeceased by her parents Donald and Alison Bray and her father-in-law, Nicholas Nazare.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 3-5 & 7-9 PM at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.  A funeral service is planned for Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10 AM at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.  Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery in Franklin Lakes.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Linda to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church would be appreciated.

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Keeping the Nazare family close in prayer .. Rest easy Linda
Karen Leenstra
Words could not express our sorrow. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time! Bill and Barbara Castiglione
William & Barbara Castiglione
I hold the family and friends of this tragic loss in my prayers. I was fortunate enough to meet and spend time with Linda during my sophomore (her junior) and junior years at JMU as I transferred in and became a dormmate. Those years at JMU and the memories from those years in the dorm (and later off campus) are some of my dearest memories and Linda was a part of those times. Always up for a new adventure and a fast friend for a young sophomore in a dorm of elder classmates. Co-ed softball as a bunch of non-athletes and coming in second only to the PE major athletes was a fun time because we were there for the fun and adventure of it! Gone too early and loved by all who crossed paths with her!
Michele Hudnall
My Dear Cousin Linda, you were the embodiment of love and grace. So like my mother your aunt Betty. I have only fond memories of you. You will forever be in my heart. Love and peace. Bray.
Bray Michael Ghiglia
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