OBITUARY

Nancy Jean Mignault

April 27, 1960March 13, 2021

Preston, CT – Nancy Jean Mignault, 60, of Preston died Saturday , March 13th, 2021, at home in her sleep. Nancy was born on April 27th, 1960. She was the 7th child and youngest daughter of Henry and Louise Yerrington, devout wife to Brian Mignault, compassionate mother to Brian, Jr. (B.K.), Patrick, and Marc, and doting grandmother to Campbell, Sutton, Nora, and Garrett. She is also survived by seven brothers and sisters; Sandee Kirchner, Susan Wirth, Cathy Bakke, Diane Majcher, brothers Jimmy Yerrington, Tommy Yerrington, and Charlie Yerrington. Nancy was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, and her faith served as her compass throughout her life. She was born in Norwich, CT, grew up in Preston, and continued to live her entire adult life in Preston. Preston meant the world to Nancy. From McClimon Road to Bunny Road, the sounds and seasons of the town always brought her immense joy. From peep frogs to foilage, Preston forever had her heart and was always home. Nancy dedicated her life to others, especially children. She commited 23 years to the Catholic Church at St. Catherine’s of Sienna as Pastoral Associate and Director of Faith Formation. Developing the faith of the town’s youth was her professional passion, and countless young people benefited from her guidance. Baptisms, first communions, and confirmations were all proud moments for Nancy, especially when she had the opportunity to see a child through each of their sacrements. The St. Catherine’s summer festival and 5k road race were annual events that Nancy would consistently have circled on her calendar. The greatest happiness in Nancy’s life revolved around her family. Her husband, her boys, their wives, and her grandchildren were the light of her life. Trips to Sturbridge Village, Block Island, Colonial Williamsburg, Disney World, and Universal Studios, were all cherished memories. Closer to home, it was the times when her family was all together at the beach in Watch Hill, RI or sharing laughs over a plate of pasta and homemade sauce that brought the biggest smile to her face. Her boys knew exactly where on the chain linked fence to look during each Ledyard High School football game to find their fiercest fan. They also knew where their first hug would come from, no matter the finish on the field. Almost 10 years ago, Nancy transitioned from Mom to Meme, a role she was born to fulfill. Although often physically apart from her grandchildren, her love could not have been closer. When together, her tender touch, tone, and embrace encircled her grandchildren with a warmth that could only come from Meme. Campbell, Sutton, Nora, and Garrett will always be blessed to have had the time they did with her, and although that time ended far too soon, their lives will always be marked by moments with Meme. Nancy’s Visitation will be held at Church & Allen in Norwich, CT on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00PM. Her Celebration of Life will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich, CT on Thursday, March 25th at 10AM. The family requests memorials in her honor be provided to the food pantry and soup kitchen at St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich, CT. Donations can be made at https://www.svdpp.org/

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

Memories

Nancy Jean Mignault

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Curtis & Yvonne Stakley

March 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy - our thoughts and prayer are with the family.

Shelley Duff

March 24, 2021

Dear Brian, BK, Patrick and Marc, and the Yerrington Family,
We are so so sorry for the loss of your loving Wife, Mom, Meme, Sister and Aunt. She was the sweetest, most thoughtful, funniest most caring best friend. We met working at a Nursery School in Norwich and became instant besties. I will cherish our times raising our kids together, our fun getaways, going thru life’s ups and downs.
She adored Brian, her kids and family, they meant everything to her.
Her next adventure will be cheering you all on as your guardian angel every step of the way.
Our deepest condolences to you all. ♥️
Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again,
Shelley & Ray Duff & family

Judy Langlais

March 22, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Nancy. She was such a wonderful person and full of happiness. We became friends in our early 20's when we were both teachers at a nursery school in Norwich. I remember a fun trip to Cape Cod with Nancy and another friend Shelley. We rode mopeds on Martha's Vineyard and had the best time. I will always treasure those nice memories.
With sincere sympathy, Judy Langlais

Iris McCann

March 21, 2021

Brian, B.K., Patrick, Marc, and all the Mignault and Yerrington families, It is with much sadness that I send sincere sympathy to your family. Nancy was a special person, and to me a very special friend She cared so strongly for her beloved family. Know that you were everything to her. This world will be a little darker without her shining spirit. I wish you peace as you begin the next chapter of your life. Remember Nancy is always. with you, looking down on you with love and a smile.
John & Iris McCann

Cheryl Pope

March 21, 2021

Brian, Bk, Pat, Marc and all of Nancy's family: We remember her laughter, her smile, her loving ways with her grandchildren, her kindness making sure that everyone present at Christmas received a present no matter how small, her love of cooking/baking for her family. We remember how pretty she looked on the day this picture was taken.....July 26th, BK and Jennifer's wedding! We remember her with love and our condolences to all of you! RIP Nancy
Cheryl and Family

Jerry and Caroline Lentz

March 21, 2021

Dear Brian and family, We have known you and parts of your family since the early 1970’s and feel so sad for the loss of such a special partner and mother of your boys and grandmother. We wish you all the best as you learn to live without such an important person who yet now is still in your heart and children’s lives.

Jerry and Caroline Lentz

Charlene Estelle

March 21, 2021

There aren’t enough words to say how very sorry I am for your loss. Nancy was a great person and I had the privilege of knowing and working with her. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love, Charlene

Judi Ghattas

March 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear that Nancy passed on. She was such a delightful person to know. Nancy was so devoted to her family, church and making this a better world. Nancy had a wonderful sense of humor. Sending prayers to her family for her eternal peace.

Tim, Kathy, Megan, Emily and Hannah Coon

March 19, 2021

To the Mignault and Yerrington Families,
You have our deepest condolences on the passing of Nancy, the best mother, daughter, wife, sister, and friend. Our families grew up together and we shared so many good times. I reconnected with Nancy when I became a member of St Catherine's parish in 1990. It wasn't long before she had me signed up to be a CCD teacher and a Lady's Guild member! Nancy was a faith filled woman and wanted others to share their gifts in service to the Church. We will always remember her kindness, strength, and sense of humor. May the memories you share, and the outpouring of love and support from friends and family, carry you all through this most difficult time.

Cindy and Jack Luty

March 19, 2021

Brian, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Nancy's unexpected passing. Words can never do justification to the expressions of sympathy for you , the boys and all of your and Nancy's family. She was a lovely person and will certainly be missed by many. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Cindy and Jack Luty

FROM THE FAMILY