Obituary of Nancy A. Connor
Nancy Anne Connor entered her eternal rest on March 27, 2023, at age 70. Born on March 16, 1953, to the late John R. Connor and Marjorie Wiest Connor, Nancy was the third of their five daughters.
Nancy is survived by her sisters, Christine St. James (Richard), Diane Pignato (Dr. Michael), Joan Hurley (Deacon Daniel) and Kathleen Cronin. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Eldridge (Kurt), Dr. Erika St. James, Dr. Alyssa Tutino (Dr. Vincent Tutino), Caitlin Perkins (Charles), Dr. Brendan Hurley (Heather), Kevin Hurley (Tigisty), Caroline Cronin (Curtis Mortimer) and Patrick Cronin (Lisa). In addition, she is survived by six grandnieces (plus 2 who will be born this year), 7 grandnephews and numerous cousins. Special friends surviving Nancy are cousins Marsha Condon and Wendy Wright, and former co-workers and longtime friends Judith Bennett and Linda Peckham.
Nancy was a graduate of St. Boniface School, Monroe High School and the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1974. Upon graduation from nursing school, she began her career as an RN in the labor and delivery units at Genesee Hospital. She worked in patient care on the floor and later as a charge nurse and supervisor until the hospital abruptly closed in May of 2001. Nancy continued to work as a nurse at various medical facilities until the time of her passing. From her lengthy career of nearly 50 years, Nancy lovingly cared for thousands of expectant mothers, new mothers and newborn babies. Her goal was always to help these mothers give their children the best possible start in life. Many of the mothers and newborns she cared for were relatives and friends. Nancy genuinely loved her work and was very good at it. Her skills, compassion and kind caring nature will be missed.
First and foremost in Nancy’s life was her devotion to her family. She always attended the celebrations of birthdays, weddings, bridal and baby showers and holiday gatherings. Nancy had many interests outside of work. In her younger years Nancy enjoyed bowling in a league with friends and family at St. Boniface. She also occasionally played golf and had a nice swing. She liked to sing, especially at the holidays and it was a pleasure to listen to her lovely alto voice. With family and friends, she enjoyed playing dominoes and various card games. Of all the activities Nancy enjoyed, traveling was near the top of the list. She traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada with her mother Marge, cousin Marsha and Aunt Ruth, logging many happy hours sightseeing together. When the “moms” could no longer travel, Nancy and Marsha continued the tradition.
A devout Catholic, Nancy seldom missed Sunday Mass. She often served as a lector at St. Boniface. Your prayers for Nancy and her loved ones would be a fitting tribute to her.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, April 27 th from 4-7 pm at Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY 14526.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 28 th at 10:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 330 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620.
Interment will be immediately following the mass at Maplewood Cemetery, 150 Middle Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center.
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