Nancy Bellamy
1939 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Nancy's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Nancy S. Bellamy
Nancy S. Bellamy was born in Jacksonville, IL on December 16, 1939 and passed away peacefully with her devoted husband Bill by her side on November 15, 2020. Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She cared deeply for others, always had a smile on her face and was ready for an adventure or to host a dinner party at a moment's notice. Nancy suffered from Lewy Body Dementia, which took some of life's joy from her last two years.
During her childhood, her family frequently relocated all over the United States as her father was an officer in the Air Force. For over a year, they lived in a Quonset facility on Adak Island in the Aleutians Islands, AK and Nancy attended school on a neighboring island. Col. LaRoy and Rose Stoltz retired to Geneva, NY and Nancy graduated from Geneva High School in 1957. Nancy graduated from Lake Erie College (OH) in 1961, majoring in mathematics and she taught school in Waterloo, NY and Homewood, IL.
Nancy stopped teaching after her children were born and her family moved to New Canaan in 1972. In addition to supporting her children in their many sports, she was a tournament level bridge player, avid gardener, enthusiastic golfer, skier, Vice President of her local American Association of University Women chapter and generously gave her time to many volunteer posts.
On September 19, 1998 Nancy married Bill Bellamy. They moved to Ithaca, NY and together built their 'forever' home. Nancy became involved in the Ithaca community joining the Ithaca Garden Club, the Campus Club and the Country Club of Ithaca. With a local friend, she championed an annual Cabin Fever Coffee hosting over 100 women in their homes. Nancy and Bill were very involved in many Cornell activities and often invited sports teams to their home for dinner and ping pong. They had a special interest in the Laboratory of Ornithology and the Botanical Gardens. Over the years, they traveled to the UK, Europe, the Far East and Galapagos islands with the Cornell Alumni Travel Program. Most of all, Nancy and Bill enjoyed spending time with each other, talking about everything and enjoying all that Ithaca had to offer. They were truly best friends, and many admired their loving relationship, noting that they were like newlyweds for all of their 22 years together.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Bill and her sister Lois Auldridge and the Auldridge families. Nancy is also survived by her children Suzanne Aysseh, Meghan Tuohey, Jay FitzGerald, their father James FitzGerald, Bill's children Susan Harris, Laura Fitzpatrick, Bill Bellamy, their spouses, and the 15 grandchildren she and Bill share.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cornell Botanic Gardens, 124 Comstock Knoll Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in New Canaan Advertiser on Nov. 17, 2020.
Calling hours
11:00 - 01:00 PM
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Bangs Funeral Home, Inc. - Ithaca
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
11 entries
November 20, 2020
May peace & comfort find you and your family during this difficult time.

With Love,
Bea, Melissa & Justice
Bea Weston
November 20, 2020
My heart goes out to her family, they will remain in my prayers. May she rest in peace.
Tom Fugenzi
November 19, 2020
May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
Sean, Allison, Peyton, & Nolan Ryan
November 19, 2020
God bless Nancy and her extended family.
Ricky Carr
November 19, 2020
Loving Light Dishgarden
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
a loved one
November 19, 2020
Our thoughts are with your family.
Matt Castin
November 19, 2020
Our thoughts are with your family through this time
Kyle Holden
November 18, 2020
A very fond farewell to a very dear friend and lovely lady who brightened the lives of all who knew her. We'll miss her grace and quiet charm yet treasure the memory of many happy times together. Bob And Vanne Cowie.
Bob & Vanne Cowie
November 17, 2020
I was one of Nancy’s roommates at Lake Erie College. I am so sad to hear of her death. Sympathy to the family.

Green Carol
November 17, 2020
although I have not seen Nancy in a few years she was and will always be a part of my life we shared a lot of young adult experiences together from college roommates to having children in the same time frame we kept in touch for a long time Nancy was always upbeat and never had a harsh word for anyone so sorry to learn her last years were hard for all
Sue Hill
November 16, 2020
Nancy was such a dear friend & we played a lot of golf together. She was always my partner for the LadiesMember Guest in VT. When I moved to near Ithaca, I was so happy to have her friendship. I will truly miss this lovely smiling fun to be with lady. Kathie Peltz
Kathie Peltz
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences