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Nancy L. Joly

It is with extreme regret we announce the death of Nancy L. Joly, 85, of Ogdensburg.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Rev. Joseph Morgan as Celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  As per her request, there will be no public visitation.    Mrs. Joly died on October 5th,  2019 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Ogdensburg. Where she had been a resident since August of 2018.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Nancy L. Joly was born on January 10, 1934, in Canton, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Donald and Harriette (Gallinger) Place.  After graduating high school she went to Nursing School at Hepburn Hospital, where she became a Registered Nurse.    She did private duty as a Registered Nurse at Hepburn Hospital for many years, she also worked at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home and later for St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services as a Case Manager.   On June 18th, 1955 she married Kenneth Wainwright at St. Mary’s Church in Canton.  Mr. Wainwright passed away in 1981.   On May 10, 1986, she married John Joly at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg.   Nancy loved tending to her flowers, decorating and taking care of her home,  she was a devout Catholic.  She took great care of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   She loved spending time with her husband John.   She volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul.  She was a eucharistic minister and served on the bereavement committee at Notre Dame Church.

She is survived by her husband John Joly, her children; Margaret “Peggy” A. Carpenter and her husband Larry of Kalamazoo, MI, Michael K. Wainwright and his wife Dottie of Russell, Katherine L. Weegar and her companion James Bleau of Ogdensburg and Nicole E. Joly of Ogdensburg.   She is also survived by her stepchildren; Mary L. Wills and her husband Michael of Ogdensburg and John J. Joly and his wife Leah of Essex Junction, VT.  13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren survive her.   She is also survived by her sister Pat Goolden of Hannawa Falls, Susan Robinson of Canton, her brother; Thomas Place of Lake Ozonia and her brother-in-law Bob Agel of Higley Flow.   Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

She was predeceased by her first husband Kenneth Wainwright, her sister; Mary Lou Agel and her Brothers-in-law Gary Goolden and Jeffrey Robinson and a nephew, Jamie Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Foundation 950 Linden St. Ogdensburg, NY 13669.  During her early illness she enjoyed attending Mass at the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.


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Deepest sympathy and prayers to all of Nancy's loved ones. Cherish your memories and she will always be with you.

Penny Sharrow Oct 10 2019 12:00 AM

I just got my computer set up here in Florida and was so sorry to read of Nancy's passing. She was a very elegant, very classy lady. I used to kid her that she was one of the few people I knew who could not go out and get a quick gallon milk without being completely dressed, elegantly coifed, and makeup flawless! My prayers and sympathy go to her entire family. You have lost a beautiful person.

Lois Langtry Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM

Such a fine lady! Rest in peace.

Bonnie Gardner Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

John & family; so sorry to hear of Nancys death. We hope your memories of all the happy times on the river will sustain you through your grief.

Ed & Jackie Gauthier Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Peggy, Mike, Kathy and families,
Your mom and grandmother was such a warm and friendly lady. I have many fond memories of her at your home and camp. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you during this sad time.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
John and Renee Seymour

Renee and John Seymour Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

John and family Deeply sorry for your loss thinking of you during this difficult time

cindy leger Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my thoughts and prayers to all your families. Nancy was always so pleasant and cordial whenever we were at a function.

Ellie O'Reilly Oct 7 2019 12:00 AM

A Tradition and Splendor was ordered on October 6, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Nancys passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Denny Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on October 6, 2019

With love and sympathy. Nancy will always be in our hearts. Love, Uncle Ralph's kids

Expression of Sympathy Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM

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