Rochester, NY – November 04, 2022 at age 84.
Nancy is predeceased by her parents, Benjamin and Helen Himes and her sister Patricia Preston (Gene). She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Robert; son David, daughter-in-law Maureen Ryan and grandson Wyatt; daughter Debra DeCarlo, son-in-law Robert and granddaughter Lindsay. She is also survived by her sisters: Beverly (Edward) Huber, Elaine (Bob) Lissow, Diane (Dale) Rowe and Barbara (David) Miroff and many nieces and nephews.
Nancy took great pleasure in collecting antiques and decorating her home. She also was an avid gardener, landscaping her yard with stone paths and wildflowers, and attracting birds and other wildlife. Additionally, she loved meeting new people and was an inquisitive and enthusiastic conversationalist. Nancy also enjoyed playing hymns on her piano, entertaining, and being with family and friends. She lived an exemplary life full of laughter, love and being loved.
Though by far Nancy’s greatest joy in life was her family, which she prized over everything else, especially her beloved grandchildren Wyatt and Lindsay.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
A private service and interment to be held at the convenience of the family.
I met Nancy thru her sister Pat. Pat took me to visit Nancy’s awesome home. It was so beautiful. I’m am so fortunate to have met all Pat’s sisters and brother-in-laws! My husband, Len got to go to breakfast with Gene and some of the brother/in-laws. He said each one was nicer than the other. What a wonderful family! I so remember Nancy’s infectious laugh. We also shared a birthday. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of happy times with Nancy.
Nancy was a cousin of mine. She her sisters and parents used to visit my family on the farm in Shannondale, Pa. The visits usually occurred during the summer. Her dad would help with the farming and we kids would have a great time. She was always so pretty and neat. Always a smile. I remember her with fondness. The entire Ben and Helen Himes family were so great. Pat was of course the character and Barbie the shy one. We had a lot of fun sleeping on the floor, playing in the barn and just being outdoors. I only regret not spending more time with her and her siblings as we got older. But of course, travel became the problem. I did not know Nancy and Bob’s childre, but they are sure lucky to have such wonderful parents.
Ken Himes and wife Barb