There were two occasions every year Grace Nutt looked forward to more than anything else: a week at the end of June at the Jersey Shore and four days after Christmas at Skytop Lodge in the Poconos--both of them with her beloved and ever-growing family. When she died Friday January 27, 2017 at home in Watchung at the age of 90, she left behind not only 5 children, 12 grandchildren and their spouses, but legions of broken hearts as well.
Grace Quaranta Nutt was born March 20, 1926 on Staten Island, N.Y., one of six daughters of Art and Peg Quaranta. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy on Staten Island and worked as a secretary on Wall St. After marrying David Tysen Nutt in November 1950, the couple eventually settled in Scotch Plains where they lived for more than 30 years. They later resided in Jamesburg before moving to Watchung 11 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Bernard's Church in Plainfield and then St. Mary's Stony Hill in Watchung. An avid golfer and skier she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years.
Grace is survived by her children David Tysen Nutt, Jr. (Jane), Eva Nies (Robert) Amy Ellis Nutt, Cora Chemidlin (David) and Kate Barry (Patrick); and grandchildren Brendan, Evan (Mackenzie),Rachel (Scott), Conor, Cullen, Madeline, Blair, Jordan, Grant, Bridget, Reid and Patrick. Also surviving are her two sisters Lillian Moran and Marilyn Mullaney.
The visitation will be held on Sunday January 29, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung NJ 07069. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday January 30, 2017 at St. Mary's Stony Hill RC Church, 225 Mountain Blvd. Watchung NJ.