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Nancy Burdick Dwyer joined the love of her life and late husband Edward “Ted” D. Dwyer on April 30, 2022.
She is predeceased by her sisters Charlotte Sessions and Dorothy Atkins, brother, Paul Burdick, parents Floyd and Lois Burdick, and grandchildren Christian Sass and Christopher Dugan, and Donald Dwyer. Nancy is survived by her sister, Betty Anne Rutishauser, Montvale, New Jersey, her children: Rae Michelle Dwyer, Owasco, New York, Mary Jo Custer (M. Kevin Young), Truxton, New York, Colleen “Kelly” Dugan, Manlius, New York, Erin Ward (Retired Major Frank Ward), Peachtree City, Georgia, Robert Dwyer, DeRuyter Lake, New York; grandchildren, Andrea, Michael and David Sass, Jessica (Dan) McNabney and Kristi Custer, Keegan Dugan, and Ted and Keara Dwyer, great grandchildren Elora Jade and Gavin McNabney, Gage Revere, Alyssa Sass, Jayden Sass, and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree from Cazenovia College and master’s degree from SUNY Cortland. She taught in the Fabius-Pompey Central Schools, Syracuse City School District, and Cazenovia Central School District where she retired after 33 years. Nancy was passionate about teaching and impacted the lives of a wide range of students. She participated in a knitting group in Peachtree City where the blankets she made were donated to veterans in appreciation of their service. She enjoyed singing for both the choirs of St. Anne’s in Manlius, NY and Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, GA. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling stateside and abroad, splitting her time between Florida then Georgia and always returning to her beloved DeRuyter Lake. She cherished the memories there and enjoyed morning swims and walks around the lake. She delighted in making friends and family smile with her home baked pies and breads. She will be missed dearly.
The Dwyer family acknowledges the care and consideration of Kindred Hospice, and the service of her good friend, Brittany Hares, RN. Services will be held at Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, May 9, 2022 at 11:00. A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at St. James Church, Cazenovia, New York, burial will be in St. James cemetery, Cazenovia, New York. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tioughnioga Lake Preservation Foundation, P.O. Box 476, DeRuyter, NY 13052.
The Dwyer family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville.