Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Nancy A. Beardsworth
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Nancy Ann Beardsworth, age 78, of Trumbull—a remarkable woman who embodied love, compassion, faith, and family. On August 23rd, surrounded by loved ones, she peacefully departed to reunite with cherished souls, including her beloved late husband, Bob.
Born on May 7th, 1945, in Bridgeport to the late Victor and Anna Cioffi, Nancy was one of six children in a close-knit family. From early childhood, she nurtured friendships and forged unbreakable bonds that endured throughout her lifetime, including that she shared with her husband, Bob, whom she met at the tender age of 15.
Nancy's life was a living testament to the immense impact a single individual can have on their surroundings. As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, her unwavering support and unconditional love shaped countless lives in profound ways. Her nurturing spirit cultivated an environment where kindness and understanding thrived, and her moral compass perpetually pointed towards integrity and compassion. Nancy led by example, setting a standard for all to follow.
As a mother, she dedicated herself selflessly to raising her children, Todd and Annie, showering them with boundless love and encouragement. Her kindness and guidance were infinite, and her home, affectionately known as 'Newton,' was a sanctuary of warmth and compassion, providing solace, love, and celebration for family and friends. She will forever be remembered as the best mom anyone could hope for.
As an aunt, Nancy extended her love beyond her immediate family, becoming a pillar of support for her nieces and nephews. Her love and loyalty made her a trusted confidante, and her impact on their lives was immeasurable.
As her children grew and her family expanded, her role as a grandmother brought her newfound joy. The love for her boys was beyond compare, and her grandsons' hearts are now brimming with enough of her love to carry them through lifetimes.
Nancy's deep and unwavering faith was a cornerstone of her life. Despite enduring numerous losses, including the untimely passing of siblings and cherished nieces and nephews, tragedies that would have shattered most, Nancy's faith stood firm. Her courage and strength in the face of these heartrending losses showcased the incredible power of her trust in God. Her life was a testament to the resilience of the human spirit guided by faith- an inspiration to all who were touched by her steadfast convictions. As she exemplified, even during the saddest moments, Nancy could always ignite laughter, teaching us to persevere with grace and humor.
The significance of family was a value Nancy etched into us. Beyond her unwavering Faith in God, NOTHING was more important to her, especially when dealing with the pain of loss. No one could have possibly prepared us for the loss of her - except her. In recent months,
Nancy reflected on her life, stating that "she had the best life anyone could have ever asked for," further saying she didn't know how she got so lucky. And she meant it. Her enduring strength and relentless positivity radiated even through the most trying times. Her unbreakable spirit and unwavering faith demonstrate that resilience can be found even in heartbreak, and her legacy encompasses not only love and laughter but also a profound testament to the remarkable power of faith.
Nancy Beardsworth, simply said, was the absolute best.
Nancy is survived by her two loving children, her son, Todd Beardsworth and his wife Jessica, along with their children, Mason and Peyton of Stratford; her daughter; Annie Stanziano and her husband Anthony, alongside their children, Nico and Luca of Fairfield; sister, Lisa Parziale of Bridgeport, three incredible sister in laws and their equally wonderful spouses, as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews, and their respective spouses, including Ferdy Cortinhas, Monique Vig (Cortinhas) and Courtney Casey (Coyne), with whom she had very special relationships with.
She was predeceased by siblings Victoria, Frank, William and Victor Cioffi; niece and nephew Lori and Frankie Argonese; as well as countless other beloved family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 10:00 am directly in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Rd., Fairfield. Interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org