Borough Mourns Passing of 5-Year-Old Brooke Healey
Monday, September 9, 2013 • 12:19pm
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Brooke Healey, the 5-year-old girl who was fighting a rare brain tumor, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 9.
Brooke was the daughter of borough residents Steve and Stefani Healey, both graduates of New Providence High School, and the granddaughter of Al Elefante of Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts
The subject of various fundraisers and vigils over the past year (http://thealternativepress.com/towns/new-providence/articles/march-16th-fundraiser-for-new-providences-brooke), including several more that were being organized for the coming weeks, Brooke Healey suffered from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable tumor.
She just turned 5 last week, on Sept. 3.
“She was loved by everybody, and her journey brought a lot of people together to help her,” said Donato Curcio, a family friend.
Arrangements for services are still pending.