Nancy P. Kotary 1926-2019
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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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