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June 7, 2014

Nancy L. Spaziani

Nancy L. Spaziani

STAMFORD — Nancy L. Spaziani, 64, of Stamford went to be in the hands of the Lord on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

She was born in Oneonta on May 14, 1950, to Raymond and Myrtie (Snape) Swift. Nancy graduated from Oneonta High School in 1968.

She married her high school sweetheart, Marc Spaziani, in 1969, and was a devoted mother and wife, raising her two children as a stay at home mom. Later in her life she met Paul Richter and he was her loving lifelong partner.

Nancy loved music, especially The Beatles, and played guitar in a band with her son and husband in the early 1980s. She encouraged her children’s musical endeavors enormously from scrimping to buy instruments, carting her children and band mates to marching band and school concerts in her little Volkswagen Beetle, to having band practice in her basement, no matter how loud and screechy it was.

Nancy also loved to fish which started when she was a little girl by going with her father. Nancy was an avid berry picker who loved being outside.

Nancy is survived by her son, Marc and his children, Amelia and Mitchell, and his partner Denise Erbe, and her son, Zach; her daughter, Stacy Naragon and her children Isabella, Sophia and Julianna; as well as her lifelong partner, Paul Richter and his daughter, Patricia Weidler and her children, Russell and Jessica. She is also survived by her sisters, Velma Carnicelli (Joseph) and Marjorie Holling; her nieces and nephews including, Gina Morat, Karen Carnicelli, Brian and Kelli Holling, Stephanie and Kristina Spaziani and Christopher and Macrina Spaziani.

She was predeceased by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hearts of the Catskills Humane Society, 46610 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY 13753 or to one's favorite charity.

A service to celebrate Nancy’s life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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