Ann Therese "Nancy" Ruane Budno, Dunmore, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was the widow of the late Walter "Kyser" Budno, who died on Feb. 11, 2006.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Alice Duffy Ruane and was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore, and its Holy Name Society. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Before her retirement in 1996, she was employed for more than 40 years by Bell Telephone/Verizon. She was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and the MAC Social Club.
Nancy was a devoted wife, an amazing mother and the most wonderful GaGa any grandchildren could have. She died as she lived, enjoying time surrounded by her loving and devoted friends, whom she cherished. Her passing has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Also surviving are a daughter, Alice Budno Hope and husband, Ryan, King of Prussia; a granddaughter, Hannah Elizabeth Hope; a grandson, Hunter Louis Hope; nieces, Patricia Friel and Barbara Kirschler; great-nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Jones and Margaret Griffiths; and a grandson, Hayden Christopher Hope.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Friends may call Sunday 4 to 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Crest College Alumnae Association Scholarship Fund, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.dunmore funeralhome.com