- March 3, 2006 - February 11, 2013
- Arlington, Virginia
of Isabella's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Arc of Northern Virginia, an organization that provides support to more than 7,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northern Virginia.
The Arc of Northern Virginia
98 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Georgetown University Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. *Please indicate the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Office of Philanthropy, Hospital Administration
3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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“Dear Michael and family, Your love and constant belief in what might be gave Bella the best life imaginable and no doubt has given you and your...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: A friend
“It was an honor to take care of your beautiful Bella. I will miss her.
2 of 22 | Posted by: Peter Lee - Fairfax, VA
“Dear Brandy and Family,
Our deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. Your beautiful little Bella is at peace with the other angels and you...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Ragina Averella - Towson, MD
“Dearest AJ, Brandy, and Mike,Our love and prayers are with you. You are in our thoughts as we send our spiritual support to you, holding you upright,...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Tia Marsili - Vienna, VA - friend
Our prayers are with you and your family.
5 of 22 | Posted by: Jin Kim - Gaithersburg, MD
“Mike, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I'm praying for you and your family.
6 of 22 | Posted by: Andrew Cox - Livermoe, CA
“To Brandi and family. Our hearts and condolences are with you at the loss of Bella.
7 of 22 | Posted by: Mary & Steve DeNigris - Albany, NY
“Michael, Brandy, and AJ,We're were so saddened to hear about Bella and wish to express our deepest sympathies to your family. Although we only met...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Hilton and Kathy Hooks - SC
“Mike and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
9 of 22 | Posted by: Gerry Shero - Fairfax, VA
“Dear Brandy and Mike:
There are no words adequate to express my sympathies to you at this most difficult time. Bella brought joy and light to our...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Diener - Arlington, VA
“Bella's existence has helped define love at it's pinnacle. She will be missed by all of us but how blessed are we to have known her and all her...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Heather Caile - San Antonio, TX
“I was deeply saddened when I heard of Bella's passing. Although she was with us for such a short time, Bella certainly touched MY life with her...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Hannah Manila - Arlington, VA
“Dear Brandy and Family, I was so heartbroken to hear this sad news. I am so so sorry for your loss. I feel really privileged to have met and worked...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Layo Oyewole - Arlington, VA
“Dear Brandy, Mike and A.J.:
We send out heartfelt sympathy for Bella's passing.
We are grateful to have known her and know you.
Everyday Augie...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy and Tim Webster - vienna, VA
“I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. You Will Never Walk Alone!
15 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Wall - Middletown, VA
“Brandy and Michael, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Bella showed so much strength and beauty that touched so many lives to those who...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Cheryl Johnson - Gainesville, VA
“We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We fondly remember having the opportunity to meet Bella last summer...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Rich and Elizabeth Meade - VA
“Dear Brandy and family, I was so sorry to hear about
Bella. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bella was so lucky...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Heidi Lawyer - Richmond, VA
“Dear Brandy, Mike, and AJ,
I have learned of Bella from my niece, Cathy Gillen. My heart bleeds for you. I truly empathize the pain you feel, for I...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Knutsen - Gambrills, MD
“Our hearts go out to Brandy, Michael and AJ during this most profound loss. Long live the memories of sweet Bella in your hearts always.
- All of...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Kurt Erickson - McLean, VA
“I will never forget the first time I met you Bella--it was at a hearing for creating community based services for people with disabilities. You were...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Mercer - fairfax, VA
“I love you Bella. Thank you for all you gave and taught while you were here. You will be deeply missed but we will celebrate you and your life always...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie
Bella was born on March 3, 2006 and passed away on February 11, 2013. She was the precious daughter of Michael Nannini and Brandy Nannini and a sweet big sister to AJ Nannini. Her nurse, Emma Anokye, was her constant companion. In her short life, Bella touched hundreds of people with her tireless spirit, her fierce tenacity, her endless courage, magical laughter, beautiful angelic face and gorgeous wavy hair. Though she was born with significant medical and developmental challenges, Bella always persevered and exceeded all expectations. She was a resident of Arlington, Virginia and a dedicated student of the Life Skills Program at Glebe Elementary School. Bella is an inspiration to all who knew her and was the very definition of sweetness and light. Our princess died of respiratory failure after a courageous 5 week battle with bone disease associated with her rare chromosomal abnormality and pneumonia. She was loved by everyone who met her and she was treasured by her family who rejoices her arrival in heaven but misses her deeply, just as they loved her.