Nancy Macdonough Jennings

November 6, 1929May 18, 2019

Nancy Macdonough Jennings passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Jackson, MI at the age of 89. She was born to Wellington C. and Beatrice Wasson Macdonough on November 6, 1929, at her family’s home in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Nancy met Lawrence E. "Larry" Jennings and they quickly became sweethearts when they attended Wethersfield High School. Nancy graduated from Lasell College in Auburndale, MA, married Larry in 1951, and worked as an executive secretary until her first child was born.

Nancy was the mother of five children: Diane (Jim) Otten; twins Debbie (Larry) Pruitt and David (Pam) Jennings; Donna (Scott) Duschen; and Laura (Kyle) Stagnito; eight grandchildren who lovingly called her Nana: Jamie Voss, Jeremy Otten, Julia Moles, Jessica Fries, Hannah McMunn, Maddie Jennings, Mariah Stagnito and Olivia Stagnito. She was extremely proud of her 13 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Eva, Peter, Joseph, Malachi, Caleb, Samuel, Jax, Mae, Naomi, Levi, Esther, and Alex. She also had many nieces and nephews that were very special to her.

Larry's career took them to various places from the East Coast to the Midwest before being transferred to Danville, IL where they lived for 23 years. They moved to Jackson, MI in 1983. Nancy and Larry spent many years as snowbirds in Marco Island, FL.

Community service was a major part of Nancy's life. She participated in numerous service clubs and interest groups. She received the Love, INC Dolsens Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015. Nancy was active in her church and proud to serve as the first woman elder. She was trained and served as a Stephen Minister. Nancy became an avid tennis player while living in Danville and played into her 70s. She excelled as a bridge player and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry, sister and brother-in-law Betty and Richard Pomroy, Larry's brother and sister-in-law Gordon and Diane Jennings, and great-grandson Jax Moles.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 24th from 5–7pm at Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home, 406 First St., Jackson, MI 49201 and from 10–11am prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be at 11am on Saturday, May 25th at the First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Love, INC, P.O. Box 1831, Jackson, MI 49204, First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, MI or to the American Cancer Society.


  • Love, INC.
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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Margaret Macdonough

June 7, 2019

There are many memories I have from growing up in Wethersfield Conn. One that always impresses me is the family thanksgivings in the house on Church St. with Nellie Mae Churchill Macdonough home made oatmeal bread which I still make to this day because my mother used to make it also. I was only three when Edward Everett Macdonough died so I do not remember him. Also the wonderful flower garden that Nellie had with a rose arbor, pond with gold fish, a fisherman house with his line and pole in the water is something I am sure you mother would remember. The rummage sale's that Nellie worked on and bought clothing of wool to make braided rug from. During Thanksgiving and Christmas we would always visit with each family. There are two favorite cookies that Nellie would make cream cheese and rasion filled which I still make to day. Since Wellington C. Macdonough and Winston C. Macdonough lived the mail would get mixed up. When I was three years I was a Christmas angle at church and when it came time to go up front I was scared so found Welly in the audience so I went to him. These were the good old days. I enjoyed talking to her the week befor she passed away. Love Meg Macdonough