Amber Nicolazzi

Amber Rochelle Nicolazzi

Tuesday, August 19th, 1980 - Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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A loving mother, Amber Rochelle Nicolazzi, died unexpectedly on May 27, 2021 at the age of 40 years old.

Amber was survived by her parents Lois (Gary) Schmitz and Michael (Julie) Nicolazzi. She was a life long partner to Shawn Jopek (Shawnie). She was a role model to her four joyous daughters Vanessa Navarro, Marissa Jopek, Isabella Jopek, and Mia Jopek. She was the big sister to her siblings Jake (Jaclyn) Franecki, Ryan Nicolazzi, and Cara Nicolazzi. She was the cool Auntie Amber to her nieces and nephews Isaiah, Olivia, Emma, Cooper, and Cecilia. She was an extraordinary grandma to Xena Thomas (Cocoa bean) and another granddaughter on the way. She was also a devoted friend to Marcia. The love she had for her family was unconditional.

Amber was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 19, 1980. She moved to Louisiana for a short period of time from 1981-1986. She would then grow up in West Allis, Wisconsin. Amber was always ready for an adventure with her friends and family. She enjoyed listening to classic rock and riding on the back of a motorcycle. You would never catch her outside of the house without a green accessory and her sunglasses. Amber was always full of life.

“She’s proof that you can walk through hell and still be an angel” ~ R.H Sin.

Amber was always the life of the party and the queen of one liners. She was the type of person who could connect with anyone in the room. Although her spirit was courageous and bold she made everyone feel welcomed. Amber has a heart of gold and will never be forgotten.
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Melissa Burckman

Posted at 02:04pm
Amber was such a good friend. We went to St. Augustine in West Allis together and became very close friends. We spent many sleep overs at each others homes. Her younger brother Ryan was also a sweet guy. My mom felt like Amber was another daughter and would be there no matter what. I moved to CA 8 years ago and had to go into kind of a hiding and lost touch with most of my WI friends unfortunately. Thinking of all the memories of singing and dancing in my living room to all the newest 90's pop hits and playing with a ouija board and scaring ourselves. Too many memories to count. I wish all of the family and friends peace and healing. I don't know the circumstances but if anyone would reach out to me from the family, 760-571-7743. I think of her often and will continue to do so. I know she will be so very missed.
All my love,
Melissa Burckman

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