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Nancy Elizabeth McCracken

May 24, 2020

Nancy Elizabeth McCracken, 60, passed away at her home Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2020.

She was born in Lowville on June 29, 1959, daughter of Wesley and Iona Jordan Burnham. Nancy was a 1977 graduate of Lowville Academy and had attended BOCES.

On April 3, 1982 she married Carl E. McCracken, Jr. at St. Peter's Church, Lowville.

Nancy clerked at multiple grocery stores and most recently was a clerk and cashier at the Salvation Army. She enjoyed writing poetry and especially spending time with her family.

Along with her husband, Carl, Nancy is survived by her three children, Amanda L. McCracken, Sarah M. McCracken, and Matthew C. McCracken, all of Watertown; two brothers, Tom and Bert Burnham; five sisters, Jeannine Brown, Colleen Arvanites, Patricia Mashaw, Mary Burnham, and Barbara Burnham; two aunts, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; two brothers-in-law, John R. and Robert I. McCracken; and sister-in-law Ada Bartlett. Nancy was predeceased by her parents, brother David Burnham, sister Michele Beebee, and brother-in-law Dana L. Bartlett.

There will be a private graveside service at Brookside Cemetery at her family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy's name may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.


#12 Alicia Bach 2020-06-08 19:18
With sympathy to the McCracken family.
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#11 Lisann Babcock 2020-06-04 14:40
My deepest condolences on your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God has another angel!
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#10 Lillian Farr 2020-05-27 03:16
Dear Carl, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. It has been a while since I retired from NYAB, but still remember how kind you were to everyone, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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#9 joe tierney 2020-05-26 20:59
my condolences go out to Carl mccracken and his children.
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#8 Billie Van Dyke 2020-05-26 18:54
I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.
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#7 Jane Hills 2020-05-26 17:38
I'm so sad to see that Nancy has passed away. I remember her from school and from the times she would come into the salon for haircuts. She was always kind, caring and friendly. Sending my deepest condolences to the McCracken and Burnham families.
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#6 Marge Trim 2020-05-26 13:16
I met Nancy while she and Carl were attending child birth classes when she was pregnant for Amanda. She was so much fun, and her smile lit up the whole room. She was so excited to be having a baby. We stayed friends and took our girls places together. She was such a great mom. So patient, so kind. She loved being a mom. My heart is breaking at her loss. Although we had not seen each other recently, she was a good friend, I will miss her forever. Rest In Peace my dear friend, until we meet again. Love you, marge
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#5 Richard Carmichael 2020-05-26 10:23
My deepest condolences on your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in this mourning season.
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#4 Cherryl Evans 2020-05-26 10:06
So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I worked with her for years at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a wonderful person and had a heart of gold. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
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#3 Sherry Rafferty 2020-05-26 09:30
Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. If you need anything please contact me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiuly
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