OGDENSBURG, New York (WWNY) – The funeral for Nancy (Griffith) Massia, 75, will be on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Call hours will be Monday, November 29, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a small meal at The Frary House with light refreshments immediately after the service. Nancy died at Claxton Hepburn Hospital on November 25, 2021, after a two-year struggle with pulmonary fibrosis caused by Sjogren’s disease.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Henry J Massia, and her children and stepchildren: Corrine Price and her husband John, Kristi Boliver, Lawrence Moore and his wife Kayla; Kimberly Massia & her partner James Demers, Deborah Massia & her partner Ralph Deloney, Mark Massia & his wife Christen; three brothers: James Griffith & his wife Judy, Wayne Griffith & his wife Joann, Steven Griffith & his wife Sylvia: one sister, Sandra Mousaw & her husband Jerry; 19 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, as well as the brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred Walden, Earnest & Kay Humphrey, Greg & Lillian LaRose, Kathyrn Massia, Diane Massia and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Doris Griffith, a brother Lawrence Griffith and a sister Janis Walden.
Nancy was born June 2, 1946 in Massena, NY, daughter of Harold & Doris (Crump) Griffith. She married John Richard Moore in 1964, this marriage then ended in divorce. She then married Henry (Hank) Massia on February 8, 1992 in Ogdensburg, NY. Early in her career, Nancy worked as a medical practice manager, BOCES supply teacher and staff administrator at Standard Shade Roller, Ogdensburg, NY. Later she worked for Penski Staffing Services, Potsdam, NY, managing the Penski Ogdensburg office, and at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY as support staff in Development / Planned Giving and Human Resources and more recently as a temporary office / confidential human resources assistant. Resources, terminating her employment in October 2019.
Nancy has been active in her community as a past member, past chair and board member of Ogdensburg Command Performances. His interests and activities varied from time to time, including reading, walking and water aerobics. but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying the friendships and the many activities with her friends in the Arizona sun (in particular, “The Fab 5 Plus 2”).
Donations in memory of Nancy can be made to the Sjogren Foundation, 1070 Parkridge Blvd, Suite 170, Reston, VA 20191 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.
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