ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michele Broadley 24 years old , born on August 12, 1992 and passed away on September 28, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Valeria Ciufecu on August 13, 2020
At 1 am on August 12, 1992 I gave birth to a 9 pound 1 & a half ounces, 21 inches long cute baby girl, who would change our lives for the better forever. Not until you were born, Michele, did we know what unconditional love meant. You are the most beautiful person inside and out and your father and I could not be anymore proud of the woman that you became. I thank God every day for the 24 plus years we were able to spend loving you and you living us here on this earth. Your dad & I will continue to love, miss & remember you until the day we take our last breath. Your time here on earth was cut very short, but nothing can take away the love we hold very close in our hearts for you. Happy Heavenly 28th Birthday to our sweet, brave & beautiful baby girl Michele Ekaterini Ciufecu Broadley. Xoxoxo until we’re together again in heaven.
Posted by Adrian Broadley on August 12, 2020
HAPPY 28TH BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER MICHELE I KNOW THAT I AM SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I CAN'T. LIFE IS SO DIFFERENT WITHOUT YOU HERE. I LIVE EACH DAY AS I DID THE LAST, FEELING ALL ALONE. EVERYBODY IS GONE AND I AM LEFT HERE GRIEVING FOR ALL OF YOU. IT'S NOT FAIR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AND I AM SO,SO SORRY FOR THAT. BUT YOU BECAME MY HERO ! I HOPE YOU CELEBRATE YOUR DAY IN HEAVEN SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL MICHELE.  SWEET HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SWEETIE  LOVE, DADDY
Posted by Cindy Louwho on April 8, 2019
The thing I loved the most about Michele was as busy as she could be sometimes,  she was very genuine and sweet and could always take the time to chat for a few minutes. I miss teasing her about her bathroom selfies and the Cowboys.
Posted by Kathleen Manley on April 7, 2019
First time I saw Michele she was a week old beautiful baby.Then nine months later I Had my first son Erik it the first year they saw alot of one another. After that we would meet on birthdays and three other times a year. Then they were tens Erik very shy aroun them Michele with all her friends laughing then he start losening up she always made him part of the group.As they got older they became good friends. I remember him telling me how they wwnt out and put a few fake parking tickets on some of their friends cars,for a joke. THen they graduated High school Michele wwnt to college and meet even more people by this time they would hang out every now and then Michele reall helped brake Erik out of his shell she was so going and fun loving. She always keep up her grades as well. then she got cancer it was a blow to the gut for us I could never real know how that felt being weeks away from her 21 birthday haering that. But she was amazing she pulled up her self went on her 21st birthday trip her and the rest of the family and friends plan and had the best time in Vagas. Then being a strong young woman that she was she did her chemo and stayed in school got great grade graduated.She in my Iwas a real life wonderwoman,she was a frighter to the end and ever stop trying. I will never forget her or who she was. SHE was amazing and smart,and human.
Posted by Amanda Ciufecu on April 7, 2019
I remember growing up with her and looking up to her as my role model. We would place tin hats on our head at Christmas time and make all the jokes and noise we could. We would play in the waves in LBI where she trusted me to tell her whether to go over or under. The beach where she made tassle neon shirts and we all took a picture. Where I would hold her before falling into the waves.
Posted by Dan Champagne on April 6, 2019
Too many memories to list them all! From giving her lice when she was little lol to partying in Vegas. Not a day goes by that I dont think about my amazing, beautiful and strong cousin. I always loved when Auntie Val and Michele would come visit Arizona and also when we got to stay at their house when visiting Connecticut. So many nights staying up late and just talking and enjoying eachothers company, that is what I miss the most and will always treasure. I love you and miss you more as each day passes.
Posted by Nicole Champagne on April 6, 2019
I first met Michele in 2012 on my first trip to Connecticut with her cousin Dan. Michele and Val both welcomed me into their home with open arms. I have a lot of memories of Michele but some of my favorite are our trips to the “shiny diner” and being introduced disco fries (sooo good), staying up late talking and playing games every time we stayed at their house, bottle service at the Bellagio in Vegas, New Years Eve in Arizona, the most delicious teppenyaki dinners every time we came to Connecticut, and girl days getting my nails done/massages with Michele, Val, and Jen. I’m thankful for all of the fun memories we had and will forever miss her!
Posted by JoAnn Frawley on March 23, 2019
I met Michele when she was a preteen. She was a pretty young lady who grew up to be a beautiful young woman, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. She was a very loving, forgiving and courageous person. God bless you, Michele!
Posted by Madison McManus on March 21, 2019
Sweet, strong Michele. I've never known another who lived life to the fullest in every sense of the phrase or one who inspired so many individuals while doing so. Valeria and my mom have been friends as long as I can remember so naturally, Michele and I have too. We spent a lot of time together when we were little, I’ll never forget that curly hair, those bright eyes and her genuine smile. As we grew, we wove in and out of one another’s lives, always sharing in special events and milestones. Regardless of how often we kept in touch, she had a way of making your connection with her, in whatever capacity, feel special. With strong family bonds, she also treated her extended “chosen” family, like my mom and I, with the same same sense of value. She was SO much bigger than her cancer could ever be. With every battle, Michele was FIERCE and her fire burns on... every. single. day.
Posted by Donna Mazzucco on March 20, 2019
My forever memories of Michele is when our family meet up with Hara, Catrina, Val and Michele in Disneyworld by the Haunted House she was so young, very cute with long curly hair and big eyes and excited to be there.
I always remember her beauty, courage, strength, common sense, down to earth attitude, intelligence, humor, compassion for all that she was blessed to own. 
You will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Prayers and love, always for you Michele.

Brian & Donna
Posted by Denise Champagne on March 18, 2019
I will never forget July of 2015 at my house. Everyone was there.. We all hung out cooking on the grill, drinking , and playing games. The favorite game we played was “Never have I Ever” it was so hysterical.. We were laughing so hard that night, you and Mike were making fun of me and your Mom because of Our answers!!!! That night sticks out in my my mind and I Will never forget the fun we all would have when we got together... Michele You will always be missed and Never Ever be Forgotten. You are a Beautiful Angel watching over us all.. Love you ❤️
Denise
Posted by Sandra Gregory on March 16, 2019
I remember the first time I met you Michele and finding out that you and my son Christian were friends and hung out together! What a small world, I thought to myself. I would see you at parties and concerts, you were always happy and carefree. When I think of you, I always like to think of those times. Those were good memories. My heart ached for you and everything you went through. You were so brave. I miss you Michele and love you!❤️❤️❤️.            Sandy
Posted by Jennifer Champagne on March 14, 2019
I don't even know where to begin when it comes to my memories with Michele. One of my most recent memories with Michele was the last New Year's Eve she spent here on earth. I am so happy we got to spend it together. Her amazing mother and aunt went all out for us! We had a table with bottle service at a bar on Mill Ave and we had the best New Year's Eve we'd ever had. We danced, we drank, we laughed, we made friends waiting in line to use the disgusting bathroom covered in vomit lol. We toasted to 2016 and had the time of our lives. The uber ride home brought upon some other memories, but I'll keep those to myself. We ended the night back at Dan's talking outside around the fire pit. Well, some of us did, others were already passed out in bed from the awesomeness of the night lol. I doubt that NYE will ever be topped. I'm so thankful for those memories and so many others. I love and miss her everyday and always will.
Posted by Michael Champagne on March 14, 2019
There is so many stories I can tell here but I’m gonna tell one that at the time didn’t seem like a big deal but now I hold it near and dear to my heart.
Me and Michele (and Kelsey lol) had an inside joke about the word “Moist.” . Summer time is when we’d see each other the most and we’d laugh every time we heard someone say it was moist outside and everytime people would ask us what the hell was so funny lol. It was a ridiculous/ childish thing we shared but it’s the little things like that that make me miss Michele every day.
I can go on and on and on about the times, laughter, and conversations we shared but I’ll save them for future stories!
I love and miss you Michele 
Forever in my heart. Love Mike
Posted by Danny Reynolds on March 12, 2019
Yo, Peaches!
             I just wanted you to know how sorely missed and extremely loved you are by everyone whose lives that you touched including my own.
              You will never be forgotten.
              My love always, Peaches...XOXO  ❤
           
           
Posted by Stella Alexander on March 12, 2019
I will always remember what a great and amazing friend you were to my Brandon. The fun times at college together, crazy nights in the city, vacation in Grand Cayman, or talking for hours. 
I will always remember our great lunches with you , Brandon, and your mom. Great food, cocktails, and fun conversation. And there was always some waiter/waitress that we ended up with that we had a laugh after. "This was already discussed" LOL
Gone too soon but forever remembered.
Posted by Lisa Mckinney Ciufecu on March 11, 2019
So many memories with my beautiful niece Michele...
-sitting on the beach on LBI watching Michele, Raymond, and Amanda playing in the waves, smiling and laughing.
-taking pictures of Michele, Karla, Raymond,and Amanda holding hands at the waters edge on the beach at LBI
-Going to Lyman Orchards and picking pumpkins and taking great pictures of Michele, Raymond, and Amanda.
-Michele growing way taller than me and wearing sky high heels!!
-Taking pictures with Michele and looking up at her smiling and laughing! Peaches and Shorty!
Posted by Deserie DeFosche Colon on March 11, 2019
For my beautiful angel Annabelle forever 21 I love you so much my heart is literally broken!
Posted by Michael Barry on March 10, 2019
May God be with you and all our prayers you will never be missed but never forgotten

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Posted by Valeria Ciufecu on August 13, 2020
At 1 am on August 12, 1992 I gave birth to a 9 pound 1 & a half ounces, 21 inches long cute baby girl, who would change our lives for the better forever. Not until you were born, Michele, did we know what unconditional love meant. You are the most beautiful person inside and out and your father and I could not be anymore proud of the woman that you became. I thank God every day for the 24 plus years we were able to spend loving you and you living us here on this earth. Your dad & I will continue to love, miss & remember you until the day we take our last breath. Your time here on earth was cut very short, but nothing can take away the love we hold very close in our hearts for you. Happy Heavenly 28th Birthday to our sweet, brave & beautiful baby girl Michele Ekaterini Ciufecu Broadley. Xoxoxo until we’re together again in heaven.
Posted by Adrian Broadley on August 12, 2020
HAPPY 28TH BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER MICHELE I KNOW THAT I AM SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I CAN'T. LIFE IS SO DIFFERENT WITHOUT YOU HERE. I LIVE EACH DAY AS I DID THE LAST, FEELING ALL ALONE. EVERYBODY IS GONE AND I AM LEFT HERE GRIEVING FOR ALL OF YOU. IT'S NOT FAIR WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AND I AM SO,SO SORRY FOR THAT. BUT YOU BECAME MY HERO ! I HOPE YOU CELEBRATE YOUR DAY IN HEAVEN SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL MICHELE.  SWEET HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SWEETIE  LOVE, DADDY
Posted by Cindy Louwho on April 8, 2019
The thing I loved the most about Michele was as busy as she could be sometimes,  she was very genuine and sweet and could always take the time to chat for a few minutes. I miss teasing her about her bathroom selfies and the Cowboys.
her Life

Val and Adrian Broadley ( Mommy & Daddy )

Our Daughter Michele was born on August 12th, 1992 at 1:00 am . Michele lived a very short but very fulfilling Life. When she was just a baby we had Michele in the pool. She took swimming lessons and soon became like a fish in the water. Michele then went into Gymnastics for 14 Years at Polly's in Stratford,CT. She was well liked there and performed at many recitals doing floor, bars and balance beam routines and another of her favorites - the Trampoline , which she did routines that I wouldn't have attempted ! She also played Softball, Tennis, Basketball, and loved to Bowl ! We joined a Father - Daughter bowling league and we came in 2nd place but her happiest time was when she beat me lol Michele attended St. Gabriel School in Milford and also St. Mary's in Milford where she sang in the Choir and also played Clarinet in the school band and actually played a solo in one of the concerts ! Michele graduated 8th grade with very high grades and moved on to Laurelton Hall High School where she excelled academically receiving many awards! Michele was very smart in school and always studied very hard. Everything was going great in her life when all of a sudden right before her 21st birthday  she discovered a lump on her forearm which would soon be diagnosed as a very rare and aaggressive form of Childhood cancer called Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma ! Her world and our world Stopped. On Sunday August 25, 2013 Michele started a Rigorous journey to fight for her LIFE !!! Michele went through operations, chemos and radiation treatments for 3 years. Through those treatments she  graduated from UConn with Magna Cum Laude High Honors on May 10th 2015 !!! Our precious ,brave and courageous little girl lost her battle to this ugly disease on September 28,2016 , only 24 Years old. Our amazing child is still winning awards as she won the Gold Ribbon Hero Award from ACCO , AMERICAN CHILDHOOD CANCER ORGANIZATION, ON January 30th 2018 !!! Michele had numerous friends and made numerous more on her journey whom I am hoping will share a memory or two on this, her Memorial Page. Michele Mommy and Daddy Love you with our whole beings and You will never be forgotten as long as we live !!!

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Michele’s 28th Heavenly Birthday

Shared by Valeria Ciufecu on August 12, 2020
At 1 am on August 12, 1992 I gave birth to a 9 pound 1 & a half ounces, 21 inches long cute baby girl, who would change our lives for the better forever. Not until you were born, Michele, did we know what unconditional love meant. You are the most beautiful person inside and out and your father and I could not be anymore proud of the woman that you became. I thank God every day for the 24 plus years we were able to spend loving you and you living us here on this earth. Your dad & I will continue to love, miss & remember you until the day we take our last breath. Your time here on earth was cut very short, but nothing can take away the love we hold very close in our hearts for you. Happy Heavenly 28th Birthday to our sweet, brave & beautiful baby girl Michele Ekaterini Ciufecu Broadley. Xoxoxo until we’re together again in heaven.

Michele & Circus Clowns

Shared by Valeria Ciufecu on August 13, 2019
I wanted to add on to Michele’s Dad’s story about Michele not liking clowns & not wanting them to be anywhere near her from when she was a little girl. When Michele was like 5 or 6 years old I took her to The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus at New Haven Coliseum with Karla & Luann. Our seats were pretty good, because they were in the first row where the metal railings are. So we could see the show really well. During the changing of the acts, here come the dreaded clowns. Michele would just look at them intently watching them with uneasiness throughout their performance. Well here comes one of the clowns climbing up the railing towards us & coming right over to Michele trying to grab her Tweetie Bird backpack/purse. He he was saying he needed it to be able to fly! Michele wasn’t having it. She would not let go of her Tweetie Bird backpack & she was saying no, it’s my Tweetie Bird, you can’t have it! It was so hilarious. He finally left her alone & went away, but he didn’t give up very easily. She stood her ground & didn't let that clown bully her into giving up her Tweetie Bird! She held on so tightly to it! She was so relieved when he finally went away. Thank God he didn’t come back for more later in during the show. When Michele was a teenager & throughout her teenage years we always went to the Big E & went to circus while we were there. Michele always loved all of the circus acts except for the damn dreaded clowns! Years later in Michele’s 20s we went to The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus at Harbor Yard with my mom & Al. Michele still loved the circus, but of course not the dreaded clowns as usual. Michele’s is just not a fan of clowns at all, that’s for sure! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Shared by Adrian Broadley on August 13, 2019
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Beautiful Daughter Michele!!!! I remember  when  Michele was a baby we had a Birthday Party for her and Val and I  had a clown come to play  with  the kids. Well that was the first  time we learned that  she was not  a big fan of Clowns lol I  eventually had to ask  the clown to leave because she was terrified  of it. That never went away for her lol Even when  she was in the hospital  there were 2 clowns that entertained the kids  and Michele  had a sign made that said  " No Clowns  Allowed " and  stuck it on Her door  Lol HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michele and  NO CLOWNING AROUND LMAO