Giovannina "Nina" Amelia (Quartuccio) VanHeyningen
February 21, 1976 – January 6, 2022
Nina VanHeyningen, 45, passed away suddenly Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born February 21, 1976, in Sacramento, CA to Joseph and Mary Quartuccio.
From the time Nina was born she was witty and smart. So smart that at the age of 15 she decided that school was not for her and she took the California High School Proficiency test and passed in the top 4 in the entire state of California. She was the type of person who was so smart that when she started college she continued to excel with straight As. In 1993 her and her family moved to Sierra Vista, Az, and as time went on and having two children, those children became her top priority. She dedicated her life to her mother, husband, children and family.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Quartuccio, her father-in-law Richard William VanHeyningen, her brother Nick Quartuccio, and her sister Sydney Shearer. She is survived by her husband of 15 years Daniel VanHeyningen, her son, Matthew Stanley, her daughter Megan Kovich and step-daughter Winter Coulter. She is survived by her mother, Mary Quartuccio also of Sierra Vista and mother-in-law, Judy VanHeyningen of Nevada. She is also survived by her two sisters Dorothy (Curtis) DeHart of Sierra Vista, Az and Tammy Barber of Williford, AR. She is also survived by her three brothers Richard (Jennifer) Driver of Bozeman, MT, Bob (Becky) Driver of N. Aurora, IL and Chris (Jen) Driver of Palatine, IL. Plus her sister-in-law Lynn (Ray) Lacy. She is also survived by 5 nephews, Rob, Jesse, Joseph, Christopher, and Anthony. 7 nieces, Nicole, Rosanna, Maria, Jessica, Paige, Angela and Elizabeth plus 3 great-nephews, 6 great-nieces and 2 great-great nieces and 1 great-great nephew. She is also survived by her Uncle Tony Quartuccio of Madison, WI and many amazing cousins.
We all loved Nina very much. She was an amazing wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was never selfish and always put others before herself. She had an amazing heart and soul, and she will definitely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
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