Nancy Dow Wollenberg
"Oh what a wonderful life I've had"--Nancy (Gichan) Dow Wollenberg
Nancy left her family and friends here on earth Saturday October 28th after a short battle with cancer. She passed at home peacefully listening to her favorite songs surrounded by her husband and children.
Nancy was kind, thoughtful, genuine, and patient--key traits for a career in sales. You couldn't say no to her. Nancy had many passions outside of her career including cooking, gardening, canning, music, and swimming each morning at the Westerly YMCA.
She was at peace and was excited to see mother, Catherine (Carroll) Lacy, her father Walter Gichan, Step-father Milton Lacy, and sister Mary Jane Madura in Heaven.
She will be missed by her two daughters Shorey and Cassandra, her son-in-law Daryl and grandson Charlie. Nancy leaves behind her husband of 6 years David Wollenberg, Her step daughters Lindsay and husband Chuck, and Kora and husband Drew and their children Hannah, Benjamin, Charlotte, and Jacob.
Nancy has a large family including surviving sisters Barbara, Elizabeth, Martha and cousin Joanie. She was always the favorite aunt among many nieces and nephews. Nancy also leaves behind her former husband and father to her beloved girls, Reginald.
Her family extended beyond blood to include many lifelong friendships, and work friends who became more like family than customers.
Visitation will be held on Friday November 10th from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday November 11 at 9:00am in Our Lady of Victory Church 169 Main Street Ashaway. Burial will follow and she will be laid to rest in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery 301 South County Trail Exeter.
In lieu of flowers Nancy asked that donations be made to the Brandon Angell Memorial Fund, an organization she was involved in from its inception over 20 years ago. Donations can be mailed to 4000 South County Trail Charlestown, RI 02813.
Kenny Wollenberg - 11/01/2017
So many years of friendship, laughter and song. You will be missed!
Faye Wollenberg - 11/01/2017
So sorry for your loss. Nancy was a very special person and loved by everyone who knew her.
Laurie Ouellete - 11/01/2017
I will miss her dearly. Very sorry for your loss.
Susan Hayes & Don McLaughlin - 11/01/2017
Nancy was a very special member of the Wollenberg family and will be greatly missed.
Carol and Bernard Bishop - 11/01/2017
Shorey and Cassie so sorry to hear about your mom. Glad you two got to spend some loving quality time with her before her passing. hugs and kisses
Andrea Mcvety - 11/01/2017
Thinking of you all during this sad time. Will keep you all in my prayers. So very sorry for your loss
Charles Cocores - 11/01/2017
She was a special person; fun loving, bright, caring, and creative!
Gary O’Donnell - 11/01/2017
I will always remember/treasure the good times on Christmas night.
Kim Cole (CVS) - 11/01/2017
Nancy was such a special person, a customer of mine for more years than we liked to count ( we often joked ) . So sweet, we often times had long conversations ( when I should've been doing something else at work ) which I enjoyed immensely. She'll always hold a special place in my heart. My condolences to her family and friends.
Carol and Charlie Cocores - 11/01/2017
Shorey and Cassie you had an incredible mom and role model in life. She is a part of you forever. Hopefully that will help lessen the loss as time goes by.
Patti and Bill Levy - 11/02/2017
David and families, are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers xoxoxo
Deb Zinser Hentschell - 11/03/2017
To all Nancy's relatives and extended family. Nancy and Reggie were a huge part of my family in the late 70's and 80's. we have been out of contact but they both are forever in my heart. Heaven will be a little brighter! 💔
Yvette Wollenberg - 11/06/2017
Nancy I will miss you so much. Couldn't have asked for a nicer friend and sister in law. Peace in heaven and on earth.
Tim and Brenda Wollenberg - 11/08/2017
Our thoughts,hearts and prayers go out to you all!Such a wonderful girl and friend.Will surely be missed!
Lindsay & Chuck Wasilewski - 11/10/2017
Nancy lived a good life, always full of love & laughter....she will be missed by us all. Forever in our hearts, Love, Lindsay & Chuck
Jeanne Trew - 11/10/2017
I met Nancy at the YMCA. She always had a positive attitude and I enjoyed our chats tremendously. Honestly, it was one of our chats, I credit with saving my life. I thank her for the advice she gave me. My sympathies to all who knew and loved Nancy.
Matt And Kristin Hayes - 11/10/2017
We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We know she will be greatly missed. Love Matt and Kristin
Robin& Regina Wollenberg - 11/11/2017
We lost a Good one. We will miss her. Nancy was wonderful sister & friend.
Lindsay Wollenberg Wasilewski - 01/04/2018
Missing you like crazy today Nancy! Dad called to let me know how crazy the Cyclone Bomb Storm is at the house & also that he needs to me to order him a "Sock Slider" to help him put his socks on. I bet you would have gotten a kick out of that. Love ya!