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Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home

3070 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY

OBITUARY

Nancy E. Shirley

January 5, 1952September 18, 2019
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SHIRLEY - Nancy E. “Miss Nancy” (nee Vasbinder) September 18, 2019. Beloved wife of James J. Shirley; loving mother of Marcus, Erin (Dan) Leone, and Ryan (Amy) Shirley; dearest grandmother of Jack and Grayson Shirley, and Lauren Leone; dear sister of Marcia (Norman) Goldberg; survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, 2-6 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Nancy was affectionately known as Miss Nancy by her beloved students. Memorials to Autism of WNY, 19 Limestone No. 1, Buffalo, NY 14221. Please share condolences online at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 22, 2019

Memories

Nancy E. Shirley

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Susan Schneeberger

September 23, 2019

So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paul and Susan Schneeberger

Peter Persico

September 22, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy
The Persico Family

Mary Luisi

September 22, 2019

Erin,

I’m so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. I’m thinking of you and your family and wishing you all peace and comfort.

Petey Roberts

September 22, 2019

Jim and family,
I was so sorry to hear the news of Nancy's passing. I hadn't been in touch as much since we moved to Florida, but Nancy always had a special place in my heart with our shared business school experiences, etc. She was a beautiful, fun-loving spirit who will be missed by many. I'm sure you have lots of memories of happy times together to help you now.
Sincerely,
Petey Roberts

Mary DeLaney

September 21, 2019

Jimmy and family,
How your hearts must be broken with the loss of Nancy. Know that you all have an extra special place in my heart especially tomorrow. May all the friends and family gathered around you bring you peace.
Mary DeLaney

Linda Snyder

September 21, 2019

Dear Jim & Family,
My heart is heavy & sad to hear about Nancy's passing. My wish for your family is to remember & embrace the "good times ". Those good times will help you heal and give you peace & comfort.
The Nancy I knew was a vibrant, lovely & lively lady. There are many fond memories of her that I will treasure. Nancy was Kind, Caring & Generous. And she had a marvelous witty sense of humor.
Her life was short. She will be missed.
Sincerely,
Linda Snyder

Carla Pfohl

September 21, 2019

Dear Jim, Marc, Erin, Ryan, Marcia and families,
Oh how I wish I could be there with all of you tomorrow. It has taken me this long to write something, because I can barely control my tears and feeling of this deep, dear loss. My heart is with you. I have been blessed these past days with endless lively, vivid memories, starting at age four! Nancy and I shared so much; it would not have been the same childhood without her. Most of all I remember her laugh, her great sense of humour and ability to make light of things. Nancy loved life; she was there for so many friends in their difficult times. She was an amazing, loyal friend. She was witty and creative, fully dedicated to everything she did: her work with kids, her home and gardens, her cooking and baking - and most of all her family! I loved it when she shared news and photos with me of you all. She was so happy, so proud of you all. It is difficult to sum up all of your beauty, Nancy, and again, tears fill my eyes. I thank you for all the fun, love and joy we shared together. I'll miss you dearly.

Denise DeFalco-McGeein

September 20, 2019

Dear Jim and family,

Although I have not seen Nancy in almost 20 years, I have never forgotten her sweet spirit. I realized today, that I met her when I was 7....

Dennis and I are so sorry for you loss- such a loss.... You and Nancy - sweet memories of our youth.

Sincerely,

Denise DeFalco-McGeein

Gail Nettina

September 20, 2019

Erin ... I’m very sad to hear of the passing of your mom . I wish you and your family moments of peace and comfort as you remember her, and know that you have our deepest sympathy. Gail and Dennis Nettina

Barbe Johnson

September 20, 2019

Dearest Jim, Marc, Erin,Dan, Ryan and Amy,

There are no words to express how shocked and saddened I was to hear of Nancy’s passing . She was still so young! Tim and I were lifelong friends and I have many wonderful memories of times we shared. I loved her smile and laugh, her decorating and entertaining skills and how sweet and welcoming she was to everyone. She was an experienced, creative and patient teacher and a fun loving friend. I know Tim has welcomed her and is giving her a big hug! Keep watch over us all Nancy. We will miss you💔

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Biography

SHIRLEY - Nancy E.
“Miss Nancy” (nee Vasbinder) September 18, 2019. Beloved wife of James J. Shirley; loving mother of Marcus, Erin (Dan) Leone, and Ryan (Amy) Shirley; dearest grandmother of Jack and Grayson Shirley, and Lauren Leone; dear sister of Marcia (Norman) Goldberg; survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, 2-6 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Nancy was affectionately known as Miss Nancy by her beloved students. Memorials to Autism of WNY, 19 Limestone No. 1, Buffalo, NY 14221. Please share condolences online at
www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com