Ormsby, Nicole Ilene "Nikki"
Ithaca: Nicole Ilene "Nikki" Ormsby, age 27, of North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at home after a two year valiant battle with breast cancer. Nikki was born February 6, 1986 in Cortland, NY, a daughter of Lisa (Robert) Standish Amato of Freeville and Scottie (Karen) Allen of Tully. She was graduated from Homer High School in 2004 and from Grooming School in 2007. She also had attended Herkimer Community College. Having previously worked at PetsMart, Nikki opened and was the proprietor of Bubbles and Bows in the Shops at Ithaca. She was well known as a breeder of Golden Retrievers and was an active supporter of holistic living and breast cancer awareness. Nikki was an inspirational person who made the most of every day of her life. In one way Nikki has left us, but her legacy and memories will remain forever. Survivors include her husband, Jamie Ormsby of Ithaca; her son, Connor Allen; a brother, Heath (Elyssa Gerchak) of Freeville, grandparents, Donald (Gloria) Allen, Miles (Patricia) Standish of Shippensburg, PA; her in-laws, Jan & Gary Ormsby of Ithaca; stepbrothers and sisters, Meaghen (Aaron) Catlin of Fort Benning, GA, Gabrielle Amato of Newfield, Nicholas Amato of Freeville, Erica Doody of Fayetteville and Matthew Doody of Tully; a sister-in-law, Heather (Chris) Ormsby-Pung and Jesse and Ryan Ormsby. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Perkins Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Rolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Preble. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 55 West Main Street, Dryden. All are also invited to continue the celebration of Nikki's life at the Homer Elks Lodge following the interment service. Those wishing to remember Nikki are asked to consider a memorial to Jessica's Pink Passion, P.O. Box 1151, Dryden, NY 13053-1151 or to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com
Published in Ithaca Journal on Jan. 9, 2014