Ovid, NY

Nancy J. Wright, of West Seneca St., Ovid, NY, passed away on December 15, 2010, at the age of 50.

Born August 14, 1960, in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Jane (Gruss) Polachek.  Nancy grew up in the Binghamton area and was a graduate of Broome Community College.  She moved to Seneca County 10 years ago and had been employed with Americana Winery & Vineyards as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Passionate about her work and the winery, Americana was “family” to her.  An avid artist, Nancy was a tole painter, loved any kind of craft project, and enjoyed flower gardening.

She is survived by her partner, Russell E. Nalley, Jr.; Aunts, Stephanie Kliment, Amelia Misiuta; numerous cousins; her close friends, Joseph S. Gober, Jr., Earl C. Newhart, Jr., Gloria Fulton, Gail Taylor and her “four furry children”.

Friends are invited to call at the Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, on Saturday, December 18th from 1 – 3pm.  A prayer service, officiated by Pastor Jane Sautter, will begin at 3pm. 

Those wishing to remember Nancy in the form of a contribution may consider Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Rd.; Cancer Resource Center of the Fingerlakes, 612 W. State St.; of Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd.; all in Ithaca, NY 14850.