OBITUARIO

Nellie Barretto-Gelb

28 marzo , 194821 septiembre , 2021

Nellie “Dina” Barretto-Gelb, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, September 21st 2021, now able to rest after losing an abrupt, hard fought battle with illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nellie lived a brilliant, cosmopolitan life, sharing joy in the many travels she embarked on with friends and her beloved husband Jack. After working 10 years for SSA, Nellie graduated from New York and Brooklyn Colleges and proceeded to thrive in her career for The USCG in Public Health. Nellie then took her natural ability to bring a smile to the faces of those in need and built a successful career as a dental hygienist, working alongside her husband Jack. Nellie was extremely artistic and talented. In her youth, she graced the stage of the Brooklyn Music Academy and preformed an unforgettable solo. Nellie has always been the central point of the family; her home was a hub that connected friends and family, near and far. She was a masterful storyteller (and a terrific listener), a giving host, and a lover of creating unforgettable meals and cocktails for those she adored. Her love for art and interior design is evident in her home and seen throughout the images and memories we hold dear from the countless special events she curated. During the darkest times, Nellie’s strength, love and laughter always shined through.

Nellie was predeceased by her Father Marcelino Baretto and MotherIrma Cruz-Baretto and is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Jack, her Sister Sandy Rosenberg and her husband Jose, her beloved niece Ruby and fiancée Christopher, her nephew Joseph and his son Rocky, whom Nellie cherished and the countless cousins and lifelong friends whom she considered family.

Her desire to enrich the lives of the people she cared about provided unconditional love and support, homes, educations, careers, and stability to so many in times of need. The late-night conversations, holiday traditions, and her ability to make anyone laugh will live on in our hearts. Nellie will be missed by many, but she lives on in the bonds she fostered with those we hold dear, and whenever we honor her memory in the retelling of stories of the infamous Titi Nellie.

Funeral services will be held September 30th and October 1st for friends and family. For details regarding services or condolences, please reach out to the family at inmemoriam.nelliebarretto@gmail.com

Servicios

  • Visitation

    jueves, 30 septiembre , 2021

  • Visitation

    viernes, 1 octubre , 2021

  • Visitation

    sábado, 2 octubre , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    sábado, 2 octubre , 2021

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Jennie Barrett

30 septiembre , 2021

I still can’t believe you’ve left us. You were the family connector, historian of multiple family members.

I remember living on the Army base in Colorado and was engaged. I told you and you said call my sister who is residing in Colorado. Needless to say that phone call had me inviting your beautiful sister Sandy her husband and their beautiful baby son. This is just one of the many memories.


You had a heart ❤️ of gold! Rest In Peace my Nellie!

Carol Roberts

30 septiembre , 2021

I have known you forty years plus when we met you were introduced to me by Sandy and you were Dina, that first time we met I can still see your smiling face and how your laugh was so jovial, we spoke occasionally on the phone and Facebook and I can still hear your laugh. You will always be in my prayers and may you rest in eternal peace.

Ruby Rosenberg

30 septiembre , 2021

You will always be on my mind and in my heart.

Marilyn Ortiz

28 septiembre , 2021

I will miss our chats on messenger I will miss your voice and how you would tell me your grandchildren are so cute and getting big I never got to meet you face to face but I know you was my cousin my second cousin may you rest in paradise rest in peace my beautiful cousin I will miss all your beautiful pictures and all your cooking cuz I know you cooked good I love you rest easy beautiful 🙏❤️🙏

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