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Bergen County Figure Skating Community Mourns Loss Of 'Rink Mom' Rosanna Alfieri

Rosanna Alfieri and daughter Alexa Nazarko
Rosanna Alfieri and daughter Alexa Nazarko Photo Credit: Alexa Nazarko Instagram/GoFundMe

The Bergen County figure skating community is mourning the loss of Rosanna Alfieri, who many say served as a mom to them.

Alfieri died due to COVID-19 complications on April 10. She was 57 years old.

A GoFundMe for Alfieri's daughter, Alexa Nazarko, had raised more than $6,700 as of Monday morning.

Nazarko is a 3-time National US Games Champion. She competes for Germany but trains at Hackensack's Ice House, Westwood's Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink and the Montclair State University Rink.

Alfieri has been a part of the figure skating community for more than a decade and being remembered as the matriarch of the rink.

"Rosanna was like a mom to all of Alexa’s friends at the rink, including myself, and always supported all of us," Teresa Garofalow wrote on the GoFundMe for Nazarko.

"Rosanna was a strong, sweet, and generous woman, who worked hard to make sure her daughter had everything she needed to succeed in her figure skating,"

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