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Nancy Colonna

Nancy L. Colonna

Tuesday, October 19th, 1943 - Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Nancy L. Colonna

October 19, 1943 - October 30, 2020

Nancy L. Colonna, 77, of DeWitt, went home to our Lord and Savior on Friday, after a lengthy illness. In her final days on this earth, she was fortunate to be surrounded by the enduring love of her family and the staff of Francis House and Hospice, who became her dear friends. Nancy was born in Plymouth, PA, and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1961, and Nesbitt Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1964. She was employed as a registered nurse for many years in the Syracuse area, and retired from Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists. She leaves behind a cherished family, including her daughter, Jennifer (Timothy) Papa; son, Jeffrey (Carla) Colonna; grandchildren, Sydney and Kayley Papa and Olivia, Mia and Mario Colonna; beloved companion, Steve Seman; her brother, Robert Morgan and many lifelong friends, that never left her side, including her very special nursing friends, "The Trippers". Nancy treasured her friendships, and kept her friends close, making a point of never losing touch with them. She will be remembered as a lifelong caregiver, who always gave selflessly to others. Her family would like to acknowledge the nurses, caregivers, volunteers, and the Sisters at Francis House for their compassionate and loving care, which meant so much to her and the family. There will be no public services, and the family has asked that contributions be made, in Nancy’s memory, to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
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Rosanne Battaglia

Posted at 02:15pm
Dear Steve and family, all of you have been in my thoughts. I know that this wonderful time of year is especially difficult for you this year. Your life just isn't the same when dealing with such a tremendous loss. I'm hoping many loving memories are filling your hearts and minds. It was a blessing for me to have met all of you! Rose from Francis house
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David Kushner

Posted at 11:27pm
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. For the last several years, Nancy became "Aunt Nancy" to my family due to the love and caring she had for Steve Seman. Put simply, she was part of the family, will not be forgotten and will forever be in our hearts.

The Kushners- Dave, Emillie, Ethan and Dean
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David Pronko

Posted at 12:19am
I was very sad to hear of Nancy's passing today. I'll always remember Nancy as a kind, cheerful, and gentle soul who made the world around her a better place. But most of all I'll remember her as my mom's best friend. Mom always talked fondly of the great times they had in nursing school, rooming together and working in Liverpool.

It's no surprise mom Nancy to be her Maid of Honor, and as a true maid of honor and best friend should... whenever the chips were down in my mom's life, Nancy was the friend she could always count on. When mom went through knee replacement surgery a few years ago the anesthesia had an overwhelming effect on her as it does many seniors undergoing a serious medical procedure. When my family was feeling overwhelmed, Nurse Nancy dropped what she was doing and showed up with her game face on to hold mom's doctors to account and insure they gave her the care she needed.

That said, I'm very happy Nancy was so well taken care of in the last precious part of her life, and that she found love with a great guy who stood by her til the end. Jesus told all believers "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:14-16) For 77 years Nancy let her light shine in this world... a world that was a better place with her in it. Sending my warmest regards to Jeff, Jennifer and all the rest of the family.

David Michael Pronko
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