Bayonne principal announces that 7th grade student dies after 2-year battle with cancer


A Bayonne 7th grade student, Nicole Borrero, died after a two-year battle with cancer this week, Philip G. Vroom Community School Principal Stacey Janeczko said in a letter to parents.

Philip G. Vroom Community School. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is with great sadness that I have to notify you that our seventh grade student, Nicole Borrero, lost her two-year battle with cancer,” Janeczko wrote.

“She was loved by all the staff and students and will be missed dearly. As a community school, we express our condolences to the family and friends of Nicole.”

She continued that “accepting” and “validating” students feeling about death would likely be beneficial during this time, as well as pointing out that School Counselor Sandra D’Angelo is available for students who are grieving at this time.

D’Angelo can be reached via email at

Furthermore, Janeczko indicated that the school plans on paying tribute to Borrero in the near future and that she will be kept in the faculties thoughts and prayers.

“Nicole was a child filled with joy, humility and sensitivity for others. We, at PG Vroom School, will miss her dearly. Feathers appear when angels are near—so when you see the birds chirping and flutter near you— think of Nicole. She will always be with us,” the school tweeted.

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