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Nancy Lyden-Richard

d. May 12, 2024

Saddle Brook

Nancy Carol Lyden-Richard (nee Koziel) – 79, died peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2024, with her loving family by her side. She will be remembered as an elegant, welcoming, and compassionate woman who showed strength and grace throughout her life.


She was the daughter of the late Helen Savastano and John Koziel.  An area resident for many years, Nancy enjoyed traveling, shopping, fine dining, the theater, and spending time with her family and friends. Nancy was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society, a Eucharistic Ministerand on the Church Decorating Committee, all of which gave her great joy.  She loved to volunteer for the Summer Festival of Fun, Food Truck Festivals, and other Church events every year. Nancy was a legal secretary/para legal who specialized in Real Estate closings and worked for the late Honorable Judge Henry Riccobene, the late Fred Iannacone, the late Frank ScirroSteve Glatt, and several other attorneys throughout her long career.  


Nancy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother (Gigi). Nancy is survived by her daughter, Darlene and her husband John Cooper of Saddle Brook, NJ, daughter Jennifer Lyden of Bay Head NJ, daughter Dawn Richard and her husband Terry Fenner of Greenwood Village, CO, her son Christopher and his wife Christine Lyden of Twinsburg, Ohio, and daughter Michelle and her husband Richard Hotter of Philadelphia, PA.  Cherished grandmother to ten grandchildren: Jesse, Shelby, Kieley, Jessica, Tyler, Baylee-Rose, Talia, Jack, Derek, C.J. and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Joseph, Cameron, Charlie-Grace, Logan, and Jameson. Treasured Godmother toKurk, Ron Jr., and Daelyn Koziel.


Nancy is also survived by her brothers Ronald Koziel of Toms River, Alan and his wife Pat Koziel of Black Hawk, CO, and Edward and his wife Roann Koziel of Ocoee, Fl.  Plus, many nieces, nephews, cousinsand friends.  

Nancy will be truly missed by her family and friends.  


Services from Kugler Community Home For Funerals, Saddle Brook NJ. A funeral mass will be held at St Philip The Apostle RCC in Saddle Brook, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11 AM. Private cremation to follow.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Philip the Apostle RC Church

488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

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