Nancy Marie Cesarani, wife of designer Salvatore Cesarani and co-founder of the Cesarani brand, died at her Brooklyn, N.Y., home on Tuesday of cancer. She was 71.
Nancy Marie Staluppi was born May 29, 1939, in Brooklyn to Joseph, a painter, and Teresa, a seamstress. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries in 1957 and completed an internship with the Sorelle Fontana couture house in Rome during her senior year. She met Salvatore Cesarini in high school, and they were married for 49 years.
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