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Nancy Lazarus

May 11, 1928 — July 13, 2022

Liberty, New York

Nancy Lazarus

Nancy L. Lazarus passed away at her son’s home in Liberty, NY surrounded by her loving family on July 13, 2022.  She was 94.

The daughter of the late Matthew and Georgianna Righter Ellis, she was born May 11, 1928 in Kennett Square, PA; she was the 11th of 12 children.

As a young girl, Nancy was fascinated with old Hollywood Movie Stars and kept a scrap book of them; she retained a wealth of information about them.  In 1947, at the age of 19, Nancy traveled by train from Philadelphia to New York City to marry William in Maspeth, NY.

Nancy had many friends and was a great friend to everyone she met.  She always remembered special occasions and would write letters and send cards to everyone she knew.  She enjoyed working in the yard, reading, and spending summers in Liberty with her grandchildren.

For the past 27 years, Nancy lived with her sister in Selbyville, DE before returning to New York to live with her son. She attended the Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, volunteered at fundraisers, and went Christmas Caroling at an assisted living facility.

She was predeceased by her parents; ten siblings; and her husband, William A. Lazarus in 1974; one daughter-in-law, Carol Lazarus; one granddaughter, Cary Lazarus; and one grandson, William Lazarus, Jr.

Survivors include her sons, William L. Lazarus (Mary Ellen) of Liberty, NY and Larry E. Lazarus (Chip) of Wilmington, DE; two granddaughters, Jaclyn Lazarus of Riviera Beach, FL and Caitlin Lazarus (Larry) of Liberty, NY; one great granddaughter, Viviana of Liberty, NY; her sister, Frances Phillips of Selbyville, DE; and three nieces.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 11 AM to 12 Noon in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.  Funeral services will begin at 12 Noon in the funeral home.  Private burial will be at the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, NY.

Nancy’s family would like to thank Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties for the care and support they provided.

Memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Mail Code 6895, PO Box 7247, Philadelphia, PA 19170-0001.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris Funeral Home

, Liberty, NY 12754

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris Funeral Home

, Liberty, NY 12754

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