DELMAR – Nancy C. Mackey passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018 peacefully at her home in Delmar, New York after a short illness. Nancy was born on January 22, 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut. After being married in 1959 to the late Charles C. Mackey Jr., the couple lived in Cranston, Rhode Island before moving to Delmar New York in 1968 where she raised her three children.
Nancy had a lifelong passion for education receiving her B.A. degree from Albertus Magnus College and a Masters degree in teaching from SUNY Albany. She then taught French and Spanish in the Bethlehem Central School district for over 20 years, thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to share her passion for foreign languages and cultures with her students.
Nancy is survived by her three children including Charles Mackey lll (Chris) and his wife Stefanie Goldstein of Lake George, New York, Kara Peery and her husband Chris of Racine, Wisconsin, and Geoff Mackey and his wife Katite of Mequon, Wisconsin. Nancy was also the proud and loving grandmother to 8 grandchildren including Christopher, Michael, Luke, Kevin, Brooke and Morgan Mackey, and Kadyn and Conner Peery.
Family and friends are invited to join the family in A Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 9 at 10 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar. Mass will be preceded at 9 am with a visitation with family at the Church. Burial will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Delmar New York immediately following the funeral. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care and support provided in recent years by her caregivers and friends, Brenda, Beth, Yvette, Rosie and D'Auray all who brought a smile to Nancy's face each day they spent together. Contributions in memory of Nancy can be made to Nancy's alma mater Albertus Magnus College at https://albertus.thankyou4caring.org/