Ilion: Mrs. Nancy A. Clark, age 62, of Tulip Drive, Ilion, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford. At the time of her passing, she was encircled by her loving husband and family. Nancy lived in the Adirondack Park (the North Country) for eleven years, before moving to Ilion, where she has resided for the past year. Nancy was born on June 15, 1947 in Ilion, a daughter of Frank B. and Martha (Salvaggio) Rossi. She attended Annunciation School and then graduated from Ilion High School with the Class of 1965. She then attended the University at Albany for one year before enrolling at Herkimer County Community College and attaining an Associate’s Degree.
She was employed for many years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Subsequently, she operated a medical transcription service from her home. On August 12, 1988, Nancy married Richard E. Clark in North Creek, NY.
She is survived by her beloved husband Richard; her parents: Frank B. and Martha Rossi of Utica; a son, Bernard K. Cushman and his wife Lorie of Saranac Lake, a daughter: Laura L. Cushman of Holualoa, Hawaii; also, a son: Richard E. Clark, II; and a daughter: Pricila Clark; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother: Joseph F. Rossi of Ilion; and two sisters: Mary M. Caruso and her husband Lee of Frankfort, and Gloria M. Burdick and her husband Darrell of Mohawk; in-laws: Mary Clark, Nancy Clark, Anne Lemery, and Jack Clark; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She also leaves her loving friend, Joanne Sterling, and her beloved dog, “Lil Skabooch.” Nancy was gifted with a great intelligence and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She had many good friends and everyone who knew her loved her dearly.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 5-8 pm at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, between Ilion and Frankfort (894-8000). Her funeral will commence on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 9:15 am with prayer at the funeral home. Procession will follow to Annunciation Church, Ilion, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Saranac Lake, NY. Nancy’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses, especially Brad and Donna, at St. Luke’s Healthcare for the care and compassion shown to Nancy and her family during this most difficult time. In lieu of floral offerings, kindly consider contributions in her memory to the American Diabetes Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home; envelopes will be available as well. The family is being served by Kevin E. Enea, Director. To add to Nancy's online memorials, please visit our website at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.