Nancy Lillian Lecakis, obituary

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 3:15pm

ROCKLAND — Nancy Lillian Lecakis, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 11, 2020, with her daughter by her side.

Born December 20, 1931 in North Hampton Massachusetts to Lynnwood Earl and Ida Mildred (Taylor) Hatch, she was educated in local schools.

Following high school, Nancy attended nursing school for a short period of time before marrying James George Lecakis on June 28, 1952. She then went on to devoting her time raising her children and being a homemaker.
Her daughter states that “mom put her all into raising her children and being there for them and her grandchildren.”

Nancy enjoyed many things in life that included crocheting, watching and following the Red Sox, crossword puzzles, she loved 10 pin bowling and was a member of a bowling league at one time. She also loved to go
antiquing both here in Maine and in Florida with her daughter. Nancy was also a member of the D.A.V. Woman’s Auxiliary, sang in the choir at Old Perish Church in Sheffield, as well as participating in many fund raisers. Active in her community, Nancy assisted with the local elections for many years.

Nearly 20 years ago Nancy moved to Maine to be closer to her nearest family member which was her son Tom. Her daughter, Tracy, eventually would follow from Florida so that they could all be together.

Predeceased by her parents; her husband, James; her son James; and her granddaughter Stacy Lynn Balint; she is survived by her son Tom Lecakis and his husband John J. Costello; and her daughter, Tracy Lecakis-Balint, all of Rockland; her sisters, Mary Lynn Hall and her husband Jay of Vero Beach, Florida, Paula M. Hatch of Great Barrington, Massachusetts; her grandchildren, Kayla Marie Balint, Kylie Nan Balint, and Stephen G. Balint III, and two great-grandchildren, Kherington Hupfel, and Wesley T. Malecki.

Nancy will be laid to rest privately next to her husband at Sheffield Center Cemetery, in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

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Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.