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Nancy Helen Amato KERHONKSON- The world lost Nancy Helen Amato on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was, as they say, a tough cookie and she’ll have you know that is because she was “born and raised in Woodside, Queens”. Nancy was born June 14, 1954 to parents Ada and Edward Moran, and her three elder brothers – Eddie, Tommy, and Danny – all of whom she cherished. In her early twenties, she moved to the Catskills where she lived out her days gardening, camping, crocheting, and feeding the birds. She filled her house with plants and knickknacks, always making treasures of other’s trash. She saw beauty in the broken. Nothing excited Nancy more than a good yard sale, a box of double stuffed Oreos, or a Rock-and-Roll concert. Nancy was able to attend more yard sales and concerts than she could have hoped for, thanks to her oncologist, Dr. Rufus Collea, and family doctor, Dr. John Lichtenstein, who she considered friends. Their genuine concern and professional care kept her going for 14 years and she never missed a chance to sing their praises… or tell you how great Dr. Collea smells. At the age of 64, Nancy passed peacefully in her Kerhonkson home, on Samsonville Road, surrounded by loved ones. She spent her final days with her children – Nicole Lawrence, Angela Sally, and John Amato – as well as her grandchildren – Austin Amato and Lenora Sally. She was comforted by her best friends, Liz Godwin and Bridget Dubois, whose love and humor enriched her life. Visited by many, including Marina Kats and her children – Michael, Madison, and ‘baby Todd’ – who she considered her grandchildren, Nancy received the love she deserved. Many of us hold fond memories of her beautifully wild spirit. As many know, Nancy wanted to save every animal. If you wish to pay respects, please do so by making a donation to the Ulster County SPCA located at 20 Wiedy Rd., Kingston, N.Y., 12401. http://www.ucspca.org/ The phone number is 845-331-5377.
Published in Daily Freeman on Dec. 9, 2018
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