HORSEHEADS, New York - Nancy A. (Rickey) Davies, 84, of Horseheads, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.
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Nancy was born on the Rickey Farm in Horseheads, and attended and graduated with honors from Horseheads High School. Nancy graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in education from Cortland State University in New York.
Nancy taught elementary grades in Whitney Point and Cortland, New York, and in Millis, and Amherst, Massachusetts, until 1976.
Nancy received her master's degree in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and worked at the Achievement Center in Horseheads.
Nancy was an avid reader and was proudly a charter member of the Women's Barbershop Chorus, the Crystal Chords.
Nancy is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years Richard C. Davies; her daughter Carol Tobias (Stephen) of Weymouth, Massachusetts; son Richard Davies (Debra) of Cranston, Rhode Island; son Mark Davies (Paula) of Holden, Massachusetts; and daughter Linda MacDonald (Carlton) of Horseheads; eight grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer, Kimberly, Kelley, Sara, Katherine, Zachary and Rebecca; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Evan; and her first cousin Linn McKee and family of Horseheads.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents Howard and Beatrice (VanDusen) Rickey and her brother Howard Rickey (Sonny).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy's memory to the Southern Tier Food Bank, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-9701.
A memorial gathering will be announced at a future date.
Arrangements are by the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY.
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Barber Funeral Home
413 S. Main St.
Horseheads, NY 14845
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 3, 2014