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Nancy S. Giesey


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Nancy S. Giesey Obituary


Nancy S. Giesey, of Hadlyme, CT passed away peacefully at the Yale New Haven Hospital on May 28, 2014 with family members at her side. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 29, 1931. Nancy grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated as President of her class from St. Paul's Cathedral High School. She then proceeded to an administrative position at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research until 1955. While raising her family in Decatur, IL, she attended and graduated from Sangamon State (now University of Illinois) in 1976 with a B.A. degree. Nancy served as a Legislative Aide for the Illinois State Legislature and was a member of the Illinois Special Events Commission. After moving to New Jersey in 1976 she worked as a Paralegal at the firm of Rose, Poley and DeFuccio and later became a commercial real estate agent working for James E. Hanson. After retiring in 1993, Nancy and her husband George moved to Hadlyme. Being community minded she became very active in town functions and organizations. She was Board President of the Rathbun Free Memorial Library for many years and achieved a number of substantial improvements. Nancy was a warm and loving person who loved cooking and entertaining. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her four children and their spouses, Michelle Neary of Glen Ridge, NJ; George Jr. and his wife Deborah, also of Glen Ridge; Michael and his wife Michelle of Troy, MT and Laurie and her husband Michael Nelson, of Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, CA. She also leaves five grandchildren and her sister, Mary Pat Monroe of Walnut Creek, CA as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in East Haddam at 11 am. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 31 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 or to The Friends of the Rathbun Free Library, PO Box 7, East Haddam, CT 06423.


Published in The Hartford Courant on June 1, 2014
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