Wilmington-Nanci L. Ashback, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away at her home on Monday, March 12, 2018, where she was surrounded by her family.
She was born and raised in Wilmington and was the daughter of Betty Butler and the late Frank “Jack” Butler. Nanci graduated from Brandywine HS. She operated for over 20 years a private child day care in her home, Lil Sailors Day Care. Nanci was an active member and past president of the Claymont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed boating and golfing but most of all the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.
Nanci is survived by her husband of 42 years, Paul; 2 sons, Michael (Patti) and Justin (Jessica); 4 grandchildren, Jasmine, Tyler, Michael and Taylor and a large extended family. Along with her father, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Butler.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Inc., 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or the Claymont Fire Company, 3223 Philadelphia Pike,
Claymont De 19703.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 15, from 6-8 pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 16, at 10 am, at Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where burial will follow at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.
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