Nancy R. Ratchford

 

 

 

Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home

1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: (570) 343-0712



Moscow 570-842-8501 and Scranton 570-343-0712
follow me on facebook
 Nancy Ratchford photo

Nancy R. Ratchford

April 26, 2017
Nancy R. Ratchford, 82, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. She was the widow of Paul M. Ratchford, who died July 13, 2010.

Born May 22, 1934, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice (Ware) Smith. Nancy was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Scranton. Nancy enjoyed singing and writing music, and had an impressive talent for playing the piano. Although being unable to read a single note of music, she had the natural ability of listening to the music and memorizing the keys. Nancy’s passions included her love for poetry and her unique ability to create poems that spoke and resonated with all who had the pleasure of reading them. Another hobby was her love for antiques, in which she attended flea markets and yard sales in search of treasures that she believed were one of a kind.

The most important aspect of Nancy’s life was the love she felt for her family. She had a special relationship with each of her children, and a love for her grandchildren that was incomparable.

Surviving are her daughters, Amy Cole and husband Roy, of Scranton, Margaret “Peggy” Voldenberg and Michael Voldenberg, of Scranton, and Michelle Bloom and husband, Kevin, of Scranton; her son, Paul M. Ratchford Jr., of Sandy Ridge, N.C.; her sister, Lillian Woempner, of Caspian, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her siblings Tom, Sally, Emily and Caroline.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Tuesday at 9:30 am in Mary, Mother of God Parish 316 William St., Scranton.

Interment will be conducted privately by Nancy’s family.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital.

back to top