Nancy C. Christopher (nee Rivela), 78, formerly of Brooklyn, NY and Mahwah, NJ, died peacefully in her Bluffton, SC home on January 12, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 55 years, Edward J. Christopher. Nancy was an extraordinarily devoted and loving mother of Nadine (Woodford J.) Mooers, James T. (Donna) Christopher, and Scott E. (Christine) Christopher. She treasured and wanted nothing more than to be with her family and especially her children and her grandchildren Sabine A. Christopher, Woodford J. Mooers IV and Christiana L. (Trevor Waldal) Mooers. Nancy had a great zest for life and an awesome love for her extended family. She cherished time with her brother Thomas Rivela, her sister in laws MaryKay Rivela and Ann Conte and all of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. From a large Italian family, Nancy adored her many Aunts, Uncles and cousins too! She had numerous friends that she loved to travel and get together with. Nancy was predeceased by her younger brother John Rivela, her father Thomas Rivela, her dear mother Jean Rivela and Godmother Serina (Charles) Salvaggio. She was also predeceased by her mother in law Catherine Christopher and father in law James Christopher. Nancy gave all of her family and friends unconditional love. She wanted nothing more than to be with those she loved—all the time! She showed up for everyone. We were all special to her and she had a way of making people know that! Nancy loved birds and nature and her many dogs and cats over the years. Nancy had a wonderful career at IBM Corporation, beginning in New York City and commencing in New Jersey. After she retired she worked with Dr. Silverstein in Saddle River, NJ. She loved all of her co-workers and patients. Nancy would try anything new, loved to travel, loved Broadway musicals, and had a great passion for Walt Disney World. She will be remembered for her devotion and love for her family and many friends.
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