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Nancy E. Gausman

  • "Happy Birthday to my Mom today she would have turned 65..."
  • "Happy Birthday Mom!"
    - Michelle
  • "Rich, we are so sorry to hear about Nancy. You are in our..."
    - Tom and Becky Gonda
  • "Michelle - I was so saddened to hear of your mom's passing...."
    - Katy Roberts
  • "Michelle .....I never had the opportunity to meet your..."
    - Michelle Gould

Nancy E. Gausman, age 64, of Millcreek, died on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Erie, on June 18, 1949, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Marsh Cooney.

Nancy graduated from Strong Vincent High School, Class of 1967. In addition to being a GE telephone operator, she was also a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Post Office. Her most important job was that of wife and mother.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, where she served as Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher, and Jr. High Youth Club Leader. She also participated in the Death, Dying, and Bereavement Committee, Koinonia 2 and Cursillo 19. She was a faithful person who had a generous and joyful spirit and a giving soul. She devoted herself to any activity with which she was involved.

The family would like to thank Regional Hospice for their tender loving care this past month.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a younger sister.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard C. Gausman; a son Richard T. Gausman; a daughter Michelle D. Gausman; and a grandson Kristian Gausman, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She is further survived by three sisters, Kathleen Matz of Mentor, Ohio, Marlene (Richard) Fratus of Tyler, Texas, and Patti (L J) Palmer of Denver, Pa., and many dear friends.

Friends are invited to call on the family on Wednesday May 28th, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon, at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, McBrier Chapel, 250 W. 7th Street, Erie, PA 16501. Arrangements are entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

Memorials may be made to Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th St., Erie, PA 16501, or Regional Home Health & Hospice, 3526 Peach St., Erie, PA 16508. Send condolences at

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Published in the Erie Times-News from May 27 to May 28, 2014