EAST BRUNSWICK - LUCY BORTONO, beloved mother, wife, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 64.
Lucy was an Administrative Assistant with the East Brunswick Board of Education, where she worked for 24 years.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Evangelia "Angel" Bertos, in 2018, and her son-in-law, Mark Agresto, in 2016.
Surviving are her husband, Fred Calderone; her children, Gina Nota, of Medway, MA, Lisa Cunkelman and her husband, Jimmy, of Brick, Jennie Calderone of East Brunswick, and Joseph Calderone of Old Bridge; and her brothers, Joseph and Alfonso Bortono, and his wife, Michele.
Friends may call on Saturday, May 18, from 2:00-5:00 PM at the The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Cremation will be private. For directions, please see the "Services" page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
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I have known Lucy since our kids were at Chittick Elementary School way back. We were PTA moms and had a great time helping in the classroom. Lucy has a heart of gold and was loved by all knew her. She made you feel like family. Rest in Peace with your sweet daughter. Two angels together forever. xo
I'll always remember Lucy's hearty laugh, her infectous smile, and her easy, open warmth. She was a loyal friend and a dedicated member of the East Brunswick Public Schools community. I'm grateful to have known Lucy and have many great memories of our fun times together. My deepest condolences go to her family as you grieve this impossible loss.
Hard to summarize someone like Lucy. She always told it like it was, and was never afraid to tell you she loved you and give you a big hug and kiss. Always happy, smiling and full of vitality. Will cherish the great times we had - my condolences. Always be in my hear.
Dear Fred & family...
Lucy was a ray of sunshine every time we would see her. She was loved by all she touched and will be greatly missed. Jon & I send our deepest love and condolences to you all. Maria & Jon Connors
Dear Gina and Lisa,
I was fortunate to have both of you in my Social Studies class when you were in sixth grade at Hammarskjold Middle School. I remember so vividly speaking with your Mom during parent teacher conferences! Over the years, I frequently saw your Mom around the district. I'd always ask about you both and she would share what you were up to. You Mom was so proud of you both! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find strength knowing that there are many people who care about you and your dear Mom. Fondly, Melissa Dugan
I grew up knowing that Lucy was down the street. She took care of my sister and I if we had to leave school early for any reason. Her humor and kindness will never be forgotten. My heart goes out to her whole family.
I was blessed that Lucy lived next door to my aging, handicapped parents and that she was ALWAYS a source of joy to them. May she rest in eternal peace.
My sincere condolences to Lucy’s family. We loved her dearly at Irwin. I will always remember her kindness, generosity, support, and amazing sense of humor. We miss her presence, but we’ll carry her spirit with us.
Fred, Gina, Lisa and the ENTIRE family...
We are beyond shock and disbelief over the loss of a good friend. Lucy was an absolute joy to know. She always had a smile on her face and love of family and friends in her heart. Please know that we are thinling and praying for you all in this difficult time.....SALUTE' Lucy.....
Love Steve, Helene & Dale Uborka
When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Heaven has just gained one of the most beautiful angels. It was an honor to have known such a great, beautiful, caring and truly loving person. She was cherished by everyone who knew her. May your wonderful memories spent with her get you through this very difficult time. Rest in peace dear Lucy with Angel in glorious heaven and please pray for all of us here left behind. Carol Smith
Gina, I am saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I first met her at Chittick School in 1995.
I am so sorry for your loss
I have very fond memories of Lucy. Bet her and T are drinking.
Best. Friend. Ever. Words cannot convey the sadness. Heaven has another angel.
I was blessed to have this lady in my circle of friends. Unfailingly nice, funny and devoted to her friends and family. I'll be lucky if I can be half the person she was.
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