Alyssa Small Blatt, 42 of Basking Ridge, beloved wife, deeply devoted mother, daughter, sister, god mother and steadfast friend to many passed away in Morristown NJ on December 11th after a valiant five-year battle with cancer.
Alyssa is survived by her loving husband, Perry Blatt; her daughters, Catherine Patricia Lane and
Cecilia Mary Blatt; her parents, Dr. Bruce and Patricia Small; her sister Kaitlin Small Duffy
(Michael), her brother Mackenzie Small; her mother-in-law Linda Blatt and sister-in-law
Melissa; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Alyssa was the love of Perry’s life.
Born and raised in Pennington, NJ, Alyssa graduated Lehigh University in 1997. Warm, fun, loving, and passionate, she was genuinely adored by all who knew her. Her smile warmed your heart. She was a proud Lehigh alum, a member of the AOPi sorority where she met many of her life-long friends. Alyssa was an avid concert goer, a lover of good music, and a loyal NY Yankees and Giants fan. She loved cooking and her eyes would shine when family and friends gathered for a gourmet meal and afternoon of fun and games. Her grace, wisdom and integrity were ever present in the way she raised her children. She loved fiercely and was loved by all who had the privilege to know her.
For many years, she worked at FOX Broadcasting and FOX Sports ultimately serving as the VP of Integrated Sales and Marketing. In her time at Fox, she managed major accounts and led the company’s advertising efforts at events including the teen choice awards, Super Bowls and the Up Fronts. She and Perry, executive director at Village Supermarket Inc., married in 2011 on the beautiful island of St. John and moved to Basking Ridge in 2014. Her daughters Katie and Cece attend the School of St. Elizabeth, where Alyssa was a joyful presence in the community and served as co-chair of the Home School Association’s Hospitality Committee.
Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at St. Elizabeth’s, 111 Claremont Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. Interment will be private. Those who wish to honor and remember Alyssa are encouraged to donate to Angiosarcoma Awareness (www.cureasc.org).
Please remember in honor of Alyssa’s memory, no act of kindness is ever wasted.
“A single act of kindness throws roots out in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” (Amelia Earhart)