Nancy Ann Grady McAleese
Saturday April 22, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that the family of beloved mother, grandmother, and friend — Nancy Ann (née Grady) McAleese — announces her passing, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the age of 82. Nancy, a longtime resident of Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home following a brief illness. She was the widow of Mark. D. McAleese who preceded her in death in 2005.
Born July 10, 1934, this native New Yorker was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma (née Pagel) Grady. She graduated from St. Michael’s High School in New York, N.Y., and continued her education with the Presentation Sisters with whom she maintained close ties throughout her life as a devout Catholic. She and her husband Mark moved to Clarks Summit in 1980 where she dedicated herself as a doting housewife who was deeply involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. No family event was complete without Nancy’s touch. Nancy was the glue that kept the family healthy and happy. Her most cherished memories included being surrounded by the laughter and light of the the children and grandchildren she adored the most. In addition to her family, Nancy made many friends over the years and was proudly devoted to her faith as a member of Our Lady of the Snows/Church of St. Benedict, Clarks Summit, PA.
As an avid traveler, Nancy loved to see the world, whether it was a cruise or air travel, this is what she enjoyed the most and after the passing of Mark, she continued her travels with her brother Jack. Her brother was the light of her life. There was never a day that would go by that he didn’t call to check in on her. Nancy was a real lifetime New Yorker and loved her New York Rangers. She enjoyed shopping and was always out on some sort of mission, to find something for one of the grandchildren or to redecorate one of the rooms in her home. She enjoyed her visits to see the horses run, especially her trip to the Kentucky Derby with her granddaughter Michele or to Saratoga Springs. She also enjoyed her visits to the casino, which she was usually the winner.
Lovingly remembered by her family, Nancy is survived by her daughter, Therese McAleese Brunetti and husband Michael of Clarks Summit, PA; her three sons, John J. McAleese and wife Eileen of Garden City, N.Y.; Mark D. McAleese and wife Karen of Westford, Mass.; and David M. McAleese and wife Margaret of Lynbrook, N.Y.; her brother the Most Rev. John J. Snyder, of St. Augustine, Fla.; her grandchildren, Michael, Matthew and Celine Brunetti; Michele McAleese Quinn and husband Steven; Justine McAleese; Elizabeth and Kathleen McAleese; Emily, David and Brian McAleese; and her great-grandchildren, Reagan and Declan Quinn.
Nancy was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Grady; her sister, Barbara Hollingsworth; sister-in-law, Sister Ann Patricia McAleese and her grandson, Jonathan Patrick Michael Brunetti.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated:
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Interment will be conducted privately in St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund by visiting www.curealz.org or Bishop John J. Snyder High School www.bishopsnyder.org in Nancy’s memory.