Charitable activist Nadia Brice passes after battle with cancer
Manhattan – Nadia Brice passed away at the Visiting Nurse Service’s Haven hospice Monday morning after a long battle with cancer. She would have celebrated her 71st birthday in May.
Born in 1944 at the height of World War II in Nazi occupied Vienna, Austria; her father was killed among tens of thousands of other civilians during Allied bombing of the city. After the war, Nadia emigrated to the United States as a young girl settling with family in Manhattan calling the Upper West Side near the American Museum of Natural History home for many years.
Like her mother, she was active in charitable community affairs returning to school as an adult and obtained an associates degree at Laguardia Community College. Her love of people and animals especially dogs and cats made her many friends through the years.
Nadia’s will to fight against the odds and injustice of every kind never diminished in life nor her illness. She is survived by her brother Russ and son Roman.
Thomas M. Quinn & Sons in Long Island City is entrusted with funeral arrangements. A wake at 35-20 Broadway in Long Island City, NY is scheduled Wednesday afternoon 2:00 -5:00 and from
7:00 – 9:00 in the evening.
A funeral mass will follow with internment upstate New York where she will rest before the Resurrection near her mother Stephanie, brother George and son Dino.
Any remembrance for the living in lieu of flowers is what Nadia Brice would want most. Her efforts in recent years on behalf of Syrian refugees in the Middle East and the plight of orphans with Russia’s aggression in Ukraine are ones she deeply felt.