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Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

OBITUARY

Nancy McCloskey

August 15, 1946October 14, 2017
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Nancy Louise McCloskey, 71, passed away in her Arlington, Virginia home on Saturday October 14, 2017, after a 14-month battle with brain cancer.

Nancy was born on August 15, 1946 in Phoenixville, PA to her parents, Teofil and Frances Babacz. She obtained a Bachelor's degree from the College of New Rochelle in 1968, and married Thomas McCloskey in 1970. The McCloskeys moved to Lloyd Harbor on Long Island, New York where Nancy worked as an editor and Thomas worked as an attorney.

Nancy was a talented editor who most recently worked for Reading Plus, a company that designs innovative reading assessments and instructional technology. She lived a very active life and enjoyed walking, riding her bike, and playing pickle ball with friends.

She is predeceased by her husband (Thomas McCloskey), her father (Teofil Babacz), her mother (Frances Babacz), and her brother (Thomas Babacz). Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Meredith and Morgan, their husbands, Matthew MacVicar, Jason Cherish; and two grandchildren Ryan and Maya MacVicar. Nancy is also survived by two brothers, Robert and William Babacz (Suzi), and her sister Cynthia Hafner, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Nancy will be buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery on October 21, 2017. A visitation will take place at Murphy's Funeral Home located at 4510 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, VA at 8:30 AM. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 AM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Nancy's life. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to North Shore Holiday House, a not-for-profit organization that provides free summer camp and experiences to low-income communities, for which Nancy was a long-time board member. http://www.nshh.org/donate

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

Memories

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Maryclaire Salzer

October 23, 2017

To Nancy's family, I hired Nancy as an editor at Taylor Associates' Reading Plus many years ago. She was intelligent and competent and a lovely human being. I am so sorry for all of you. Maryclaire Salzer

Vivienne Vare Armonas

October 22, 2017

Sending love and hugs to the entire McCloskey family. ❤

Vasilios Kontopoulos

October 21, 2017

I remember Nancy at DMC years ago.
She was an exceptional person,full of energy and love. I send my sympathy to her family.
I would never forget
and love her




Anne Coneys

October 21, 2017

I am so very saddened to learn that a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and funny woman has left us. So many memories of Nancy from her life in Lloyd Harbor, many from her days on the Board of North Shore Holiday House. Her compassion and dedication to the young girls who enjoyed the joy and fun of summer camp there was truly inspiring, and her many hours spent helping all in the community will never be forgotten. Nancy's pride in her beautiful daughters as they went through their school days was so evident, and she always seemed to have a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. Though I have not seen Nancy in many years, her friendship is in my heart and will not be forgotten. To Meredith and Morgan and their families: I send you my deepest sympathy and please know, your Mom will be remembered with love by all those blessed to know her.

October 20, 2017

Meredith and Morgan, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Nancy and I went to Bishop Kenrick High School and were in the same home room. I most recently seen her at our 50th class reunion . Nancy was always a kind, gentle soft spoken woman, a great role model. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers and loving thoughts for you and your families.

Janice Blair Moore

Deb Morea

October 20, 2017

Nancy was truly a shining light and a role model . She was an amazing friend and woman. So many memories from Volunteering at North Shore Holiday House to playing tennis , bridge , paddle tennis , kayaking , evening boat rides , Nancy was always so full of life and so open and positive . Lets keep her spirit alive in all of us by following her examples to living a full and loving life .
Deepest of sympathies to her family .
With Love
Deb and Joe Morea

Joan Clemens

October 20, 2017

I remember Nancy fondly from the days of Huntington AAUW.

October 19, 2017

Dear Meredith and Morgan, we had the privilege of knowing your parents and treasured their friendship over our many years together. Reflecting through these beautiful pictures made us realize what many joyful events and happy memories were woven your wonderful family. We will remember them always with our love,
Tony and Barbara Grieco (FGA)

Sally Weber

October 19, 2017

Meredith and Morgan and family.

I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I had the pleasure to meet her and spend time with her recently when she came to visit Cindy. I am a close
friend of Cindy's. We had such a good time. A lovely lady.
My sincere sympathy and prayers. Sally Weber(Royersford, Pa)

Chris & Bob DeVita

October 19, 2017

Nancy was a rare light in the world. Always shining, always optimistic, always kind and considerate. We were blessed to call her our friend and our lives are darker for her passing. Yet we rejoice that her light lives on in her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly, as do we.

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