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Nancy Grace (Watson) Mallian

May 13, 1955October 9, 2020
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Nancy Grace (Watson) Mallian, 65, of Cary, NC, passed away, Friday, October 9, 2020.

Nancy was born May 13, 1955 in Chicago, IL to the late William and Norma Watson. She was a graduate of Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, NY and attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Nancy was employed with Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, and most currently Customer Service Associates. She was a devoted member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, serving as both a Eucharistic Minister and Religious Education Catechist.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Melissa Mallian, and twin sons, Matthew and Mitchell Mallian; sisters, Tracey Engel (John) and Pamela Watson; nieces, Kim (Mallian) Roberts and Lauren and Paige Engel; and many other beloved family members and friends.

A caring mother and friend, Nancy was a humble, kind soul who put others before herself and treated everyone in her life as a member of her family. Few things in life brought her more pleasure than daily walks on the neighborhood routes and trails near her home. She was always joined by her beloved dogs Sammie, Shiloh, Jessie, and Quincy, and often accompanied by her children and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11am Friday, October 16, 2020 at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 725 Magdala Place, Apex, NC 27502. Please honor Nancy’s wishes by wearing bright colors in celebration of her life.

The family will receive friends 6-8pm Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502.

Memorials may be made in Nancy’s honor to the SPCA of Wake County, Saving Grace NC, and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net.

  • DONATIONS

  • SPCA of Wake County
  • Saving Grace NC
  • St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, October 16, 2020

Memories

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Ken Sudol

October 17, 2020

Melissa and Family,

So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Keeping you in my prayers.

With love,

Ken Sudol

Tara McCoy

October 16, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Nancy at CSA for many years. She was a truly wonderful person and will be missed. My sincere condolences to her family.

Ann Wilson

October 15, 2020

I am still in disbelief a week later as we prepare for Nancy’s funeral. She was everything everyone else has said and my heart breaks for Melissa, Matt and Mitch. Nancy was someone you knew you could call on for help if needed. She was always so welcoming and over the last few years since we moved to Cary I have memories of many fun evenings with her on our Bunco nights! And you could always count on great home cooked goodies at her house!! We miss you Nancy. As someone else commented God has truly gained an angel. I just wish He hadn’t needed her so soon. Love And prayers to all her family.

Norma Girffith

October 15, 2020

Nancy ia a close work friend. She was always available for questions or just talking. I will truly miss her and her upbeat nature.
My sympathies to famliy and friends. Please remember all your special memories. Nancy will be missed by all.

Tom & Brenda Watson

October 15, 2020

The Watson Family of Brenda, Tom, Gail and Fay wanted to express our sympathy and sorrow of Nancy's passing. Our family shares with your's the shock of this happening. Gail and Fay have talked about the visits with Nancy in Monterey and Arizona, and Bill and Nancy taking them to the toy store, and telling them that they can have any toy in the store. And then going back to the house just in time to jump in the pool with Nancy, Pam, and Tracy, to avoid the terrible heat. Even though our two families have been apart, we will always remember the kindness and joyfullness that Nancy gave to us.

Sue Welu

October 14, 2020

My heart broke when I read of Nancy’s passing. What everyone has written is true of Nancy and so much more. Nancy made you feel like you were the most important person in her life, when actually, we were lucky to have her a part of ours. I certainly felt that way.
Since her move to North Carolina, I looked forward to her annual Christmas letter. She would share what she and her children had done during the year. You felt as if you participated along with them.
Prayers and hugs to Melissa, Matt and Mitchell. Your mother was a wonderful woman, who loved you with all of her heart. She couldn’t be more proud of each of yours accomplishments. Keep all of your happy memories of her close to your heart.
Love you all,
Sue Welu

Rich and Lynne Mueller

October 14, 2020

So many great times with Nancy and the kids. We drove all over North Carolina and even Tennessee with the baseball tournaments. Lots of fun. We will miss you.

Kimberley Witt

October 14, 2020

I've had the honor of working with Nancy for over 7 years. She was the hardest working person I know, willing to help and take on anything to assist her co - workers. She was kind, thoughtful, and she and I shared many stories and high level confidences, and was one of the few people I felt I could trust with anything. I loved her, respected her, and am missing her as we speak. This is the first time in 7 years I did not want to go to work, because I knew she wouldn't be there. Huge shoes to fill, huge hole in my heart.

Mary Gurganus

October 13, 2020

We are sorry to hear about Nancy. It is unbelievable. We were her backdoor neighbors in Cary for more than a decade. Our kids grew up together. Nancy will be remembered by so many people, including us, and continues on through her terrific children. Let us know if you need anything. The Gurganus family sends love and prayers to your family. Brian, Mary, Ben, Christy and Patrick

Lucine Debany

October 13, 2020

My heart hurt when I read of Nancy’s passing. We went to grade school together, and Maria Regina High school, reunited through facebook. She was always a sweetheart and someone with family values and love. Sending condolences and prayers to Nancy’s much loved children.

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