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Nancy Kotary

Nancy P. Kotary (Pashley)

Saturday, October 16th, 1926 - Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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Nancy P. Kotary 1926-2019

Nancy P. Kotary, 93, passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare with her loving family at her side. She was born on October 16, 1926 in Utica, a daughter of the late William M. and Frances Plante Pashley and was a graduate of Sauquoit Valley Central School.
On September 13, 1947 she was united in marriage with Ellis M. Kotary in St. Patrick’s Church in Clayville, a loving union of almost 56 years until his death on September 8, 2003.
Nancy was a loving wife and mother who devoted her time to the care and raising of her family as well as being involved with the day to day operation of the family business; E&L Trucking.
She was an 80 year member of St. Patrick’s Church in Clayville, the Cedarville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a 50 year member of the Litchfield Grange and was active in many co-ed and women’s bowling leagues.
Nancy is survived by her three sons and daughters in law; Mark and Renee Kotary of North Port, FL., their children; Beth Anne and Rob Savicki and Laura and Joe Schaefer, Kenneth and Darlene Kotary of Clayville, their children; Mandy and Christopher Roth, Jammie and Mark Teachout, Adam and Stacey Kotary and Timothy and Ashley Austin Kotary, Thomas and Kathy Kotary of Liverpool, N.Y., their children; Brittany Kotary and Patrick Kotary, her sister in law; Joan Pashley of Boynton Beach, FL., 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister; Jane Orr and her brothers; William Pashley and Norman Pashley.
Nancy’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14 at11:00 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1736 Burrstone Rd., New Hartford. Interment will be in Cedar Lake Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are with the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of the Rosary
    1736 Burrstone Rd.
    NEW HARTFORD, NY 13413
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    Rev. Joseph Salerno
  • Interment

    Cedar Lake Cemetery
    Goodier Rd.
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Hank Becker

Posted at 12:35pm
Mark, my condolences to you and your entire family for the loss of your mom.
Hank Becker

Mary Pashley

Posted at 11:24am
Dear Kotary's,
With a heavy heart I send my condolences on the passing of "Aunt Nancy" - the matriarch to so many! Her spirit, energy, humor, and love for family was unwavering. Our best memories were spent on the farm surrounded by everything fun and funny -- from Aunt Nancy yelling "ELLIS" to tipping cows, to snowmobiling, to hay barn jumping, to quarry views, to meals around the table and to sleeping bags around the house. Her stories of life back then was a treasure. I visited her two years ago and went to Turning Stone, what a secret life of slot playing we shared! And then again last summer I was grateful to stop over to find she and Kenny both at the house. There are times I pine for days gone by and the days spent with cousins is certainly among them. Comfort comes in those memories and in knowing that she is reunited with "the umpire" and her siblings and her parents. I imagine they are all popping a cold one and even shuffling some cards! There is much to for us to learn from anyones passing -- to live each day to the fullest, each day is a gift. Live in her memory, live in her legacy -- have strong faith, strong love and kindness and humor and be happy with life. May you and your families find comfort with each other at this tender time. Aunt Nancy - and her siblings - are sorely missed and dearly loved. As tears flow, please know I am thinking of each of you today and during this holiday season. Peace be with you. Love you all.

Mary Frances Pashley

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