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Nancy Ann Lescisin

  • On May 16, 2022

The world lost a beloved wife, mother and grandmother on May 14, 2022. Nancy Ann Lescisin, formerly of Churchill, passed peacefully in her sleep surrounded in person and in spirit by those that loved her in her new home near State College, PA. Born on October 27, 1936, Nancy was the only daughter of George and Martha Lee. Nancy was raised by her parents, along with her orphaned cousins (whom Nancy considered a brother and sister), and grew up in Dormont, PA. Stories about her glory days in Dormont were a fixture at family gatherings for many years. She had fond memories of St. Bernard School, the Dormont pool and scooter rides down the steep hills. Nancy treasured the friendships she made during those years. These friends, accompanied by several cousins, vacationed each summer with Nancy on Strip Island in Lake Webster, Massachusetts. Sleeping in the hammocks on the porch of the vacation home was a sweet memory. Nancy survived the train wreck of The Red Arrow on Horseshoe Curve in 1947. In 1954, Nancy graduated from St. Luke High School in Carnegie, PA and then attended Duquesne University before beginning to work at Connecticut General Insurance. After seeing her from afar, John Lescisin briefly courted Nancy, and the two were married in 1962 at St. Philip Church in Crafton, PA, which led to over 60 years of wedded bliss. Nancy accompanied John to Washington, DC and Los Alamos, NM before finally purchasing their first home in Bethel Park, PA. John and Nancy moved to Churchill, where they raised their children and lived for over 40 years. Nancy returned to college and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Planning family parties and vacations, as well as massively shopping and decorating for the holidays, was a large part of Nancy’s life. There was never a remodeling project that she shied away from. Nancy always gave of herself so completely to all she knew, however, her proudest accomplishment was being a mother and grandmother. She showed children and adults of all ages how to listen with empathy, understand with compassion, speak with kindness and act with love. As stated in the Gospel of Matthew, job well done, my good and faithful servant. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Edward Eddy and her sister, Betty Kearns. She is survived by her cherished husband, John J. Lescisin, daughters Kathleen (Kerry) Kocher, Mary Lescisin, Michelle (Pat) Sentner, Jennifer (Chris) Auman and son John A. (Alison) Lescisin, her grandchildren Kelsey, Kaitlyn and Kenzie Kocher, JP (Melanie), Danny and Maeve Sentner, Michael and Sophia Auman, Zachary and Dylan Lescisin and Liam Creagh as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. Nancy’s family would like to thank her loving caregivers Jaime, Leigh Ann and Mary, along with the wonderful hospice staff of Frankie, Holly, Jessica and Olivia. Viewing is private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Louise de Marillac Church of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Upper St. Clair, on Thursday May 19, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please honor Nancy with a donation to the Deer Valley YMCA Conservancy Fund, 254 Deer Valley Drive, Fort Hill, PA 15540. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

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Elizabeth Bellicini
My deepest sympathy to the Lescisin family - you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Betty Bellicini
Karen Siegel
May you find comfort in her memories. Prayers and hugs to you all. Karen Siegel
Dana Stein
What a beautiful life! She clearly lives on in the beautiful, kind, strong, faithful children and grandchildren that I know. Praying comfort for you all.