Nancy Safford (1963 - 2013)

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Nancy Galos Safford

September 1, 2013

Nancy Galos Safford (49) of Fort Myers, Florida and Kennebunk, Maine passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2013.

Nancy was born on September 25, 1963 in Portland, Maine. It is in Maine where she developed her love for the ocean, the lakes, and the woods. She graduated from Hebron Academy and then received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Denver.

Her joy came from the family she created with Stewart. She adored her children and relished their time together doing everything from home work to water skiing. Nancy was kind - to everyone. Her smile exuded light and love. Her words were always caring and meaningful. She loved her family, her friends and the water. She was the first person to hop on a jet ski or suggest a day at the beach. She found her peace in Bokeelia and at the lake house on Sebago.

Nancy was known for her compassionate heart. She was a founding member of the Fort Myers Animal Refuge Center. Whether it was an abandoned kitten, a pelican disabled by fishing line, or a dog no one else wanted, Nancy cared. Helping abandoned animals was her passion.

Nancy was a wonderful wife, loving mother, supportive sister and an exemplary daughter. She was also a successful entrepreneur. Nancy owned several businesses in the auto, housing, and gardening industries.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband Stewart and devoted sons Parker and Dylan, her father Frank, and her brothers Scott and Mark and the niece and nephews she adored, Demetri, Emily, and Devon. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and especially her pets: Maggie, Rex, Bucket, Minni, Whirley, and Juliette. She was predeceased by her mother Joan, sister Susan, aunt Blanche, sister-in-law Mary and many beloved pets. Nancy illuminated every life she touched. She was our joy!

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Fort Myers Animal Refuge Center in memory of Nancy's life.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.



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Published in The News-Press on Sept. 6, 2013
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