Anne Cecilia Hurley of Cutchogue, known to her friends and family as Nancy, passed away at her home April 28, 2016 with her family by her side.
Nancy was born Nov. 22, 1933, to Mary Walker and John Rogers. She was one of six children. Nancy grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Catherine McAuley High School and soon began working at the New York City Foundling Hospital helping to care for orphan newborns and young children. She loved children so very much and her plan to become a pediatric nurse changed when she married soon thereafter and had 10 children of her own.
Nancy is predeceased by her sisters Maybeth Rogers and Joan Woods and her brother John Rogers. Her surviving family includes her husband Richard V. Hurley; her children, Timothy, Jean, Christopher, Margaret, Patricia, Richard, Rosemary, Anne, Roberta and John; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The following words will not properly convey the essence of this woman, but might give you a glimpse of the kindest, sweetest, most giving soul anyone can imagine. Nancy was universally loved because she exuded only love. She lived by her faith which gave her the strength to raise her family.
Nancy was a very creative soul. She loved to paint; especially with oils. She was especially gifted at painting portraits. She also liked reading biographical and mystery novels as well as keeping a journal. Nancy was very close to nature. She enjoyed all kinds of animals; especially the birds on Nassau Point. She loved wind chimes, jingle shells, flowers and lighthouses.
Nancy was a devoted army bride. With kids in tow she moved with her husband from army camp to army camp throughout the United States. Several of her children were born at the camps. She would say her greatest accomplishment was her children and spent as much time as possible with them. In this respect, she was truly blessed to experience many wonderful milestones with her loved ones over her lifetime.
She enjoyed swimming and summers at the beach with her family and friends. Nancy was happiest at family celebrations singing songs and enjoying each other’s company. She touched everyone she met, always welcoming others and giving them a hand. She was the epitome of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and lived by this golden rule, passing this light of truth onto her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She will be sorely missed, but the memory of her will remain as a lighthouse of peace and joy in all of us, forever.
Arrangements were entrusted to Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
This is a paid notice.