MONROE TOWNSHIP - NANCY ANN (DAWSON) WILSON passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 56.
Born in Orange, NJ, she resided in Rockford, MI, and Spotswood, NJ, before moving to Monroe Township 27 years ago.
She was a graduate of Rockford High School and received a degree in Occupational Therapy from Kean University.
Prior to retiring in January 2020, Nancy was an Occupational Therapist for 33 years. She was employed with the East Brunswick School District, various nursing homes in the area, and for the last 18 years the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District.
She lived her life for her loved ones, and her children were the center of her world. She enjoyed spending her summers at the beach, collecting sea glass, and walking the boardwalk with her family and friends. As an avid reader, she enjoyed curling up on the couch with a book and the company of her beloved golden retrievers.
Nancy was a communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Spotswood.
She was predeceased by her father, Richard J. Dawson, in 2013.
Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Thomas J. Wilson; four children, Sarah, Meghan, Zachary, and Molly Wilson, all of Monroe Township; her mother, Joyce Dawson of Spotswood, and three siblings, James (Terri) Dawson of Buffalo, WY, Christine (Lance) Gomes of Brick, and Regina (Christopher) VanDusen of Monroe Township as well numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 26, at 9:45 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by a 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, February 25th, from 3-7 PM. To leave a message of condolence please visit our "Tribute" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to Joan Dancy & PALS at www.joandancyandpals.org
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May God gentle Spirit comfort your family during this difficult time. May God's love shine upon to give you strength.
The McGaster Family
I met Nancy and her family May 7,2019...that was a special blessing and gift from GOD knowing her and her precious family for a short time..Nancy was an inspiration to me..a woman of faith..love...courage ...she loved GOD..HER FAMILY..SHE LOVED LIFE!! Spending time with her these past few years was a blessing to me...bringing her COMMUNION(JESUS) and praying with her and her family was wonderful...
God bless you Tom..Sarah..Meghan..Zach..Molly...
My prayers..thoughts are with ALL OF YOU at this time!! May NANCY ...REST IN PEACE IN GODS LOVING ARMS!!!
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family..........Marlene and Joe Mayurnik
Tom and family, and the Dawson family :I had the incredible privilege of watching her provide care for my mother in law requiring much patience which she had consistently. I later got to work with her as a team member in various nursing homes. I truly believe she was a gift from God to all of us and is dancing in heaven now. I pray for peace and much love sent to you during this time.
Dear Wilson and Dawson Families,
I was so very sorry to learn of the loss of your sweet Nancy.
When meeting Nancy for the first time I immediately noticed her genuine warmth and effervescence. Nancy had a spark which ignited happiness and comfort within whomever she was interacting, be it a patient, friend or family member. Nancy will be missed by her Monroe Township community.
May the love of those around you all during the days ahead.
With heartfelt condolences,
Love of Family is the Most Beautiful and Precious Capability of Our Existence
It cannot be seen…It cannot be touched…It cannot be heard
Rather it is felt all-encompassing within our heart
To Tom and Family…you cannot lose the love of Nancy you feel.
Nancy didn’t realize that when she start dating Fidge that she inherited his crazy group of friends that he has known since childhood! It was like she had always been there from the beginning and all these years later we are all still friends through thick and thin!! What are we supposed to do without her? Her kindness, love and friendship meant so much to us all!! We will miss her so so terribly!
Love you and will miss you tremendously. I will support your husband and children in all of their endeavours. The tea will be shared with you privately when i pray for you at night. Until we meet again. Dana Bussey
Nancy was an absolute joy to work with during our time together in West Windsor. I am so saddened by this news. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
On behalf of the Lawton School Family (Phila PA), it is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to Meghan and her family. Reading over the tributes to Meghan's mom we can see that Nancy was an amazing mom and Meghan was gifted with her grace, talents and overall beauty. May you feel God's peace and comfort during this tough time. We love you, Meghan know we are praying for you all. Rochelle Porto, on behalf of the Lawton School Family.
I am so sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. Sending healing thoughts and strength to Nancy's family during this sad time. Liz Gura
I would have loved to work with Nancy every day for the rest of my life. She was the energizer bunny of therapists. By the time I arrived, she would have a couple of people out of bed and one in the shower. Quite frequently the one in the shower was newly arrived to the facility and hadn’t had a good shower in a week or so. She was kind and generous, a light during dark moments to countless people. It is my hope that the good she has done will be returned to you her family. Hers was truly a life well lived.
I enjoyed knowing Nancy and working with her for so many years. She loved kids, both her own and her students. Sending my heartfelt sympathy and strength to the Wilson’s and Nancy’s extended family. Laura N
Tom and Family May you and your kids find peace and comfort knowing Nancy is in the Grace of God's loving arms and Watching over you guys Nancy was a truly wonderful person inside and out . THE Magaraci Family
My heart goes out the the entire Dawson and Wilson families. Such a great women. When I think of Nancy the one word that sticks out is kind. She was always so kind to everyone. She will be missed!
Blessed to have known such a wonderful woman who ALWAYS made me laugh. Sending love to the entire Wilson family 💓
So sorry to hear this sad news! Nancy was such a wonderful person! I had the pleasure of working with her as a therapist in skilled nursing homes over the years. She always brought a happy, positive, caring attitude to work which brightened our day, and that of the patients she treated! She will truly be missed! My deepest condolences to the Wilson family!💔🙏
I will always remember Nancy coming to the nursing home so lively and boast everyone's spirits. For me she was such a great friend. Always willing to listen and truly cared about people. She dealt with her illness so courageously. I will miss her and was privileged to have her as a friend for so many years. My heart goes out to her family during such a difficult time. To her children, who she lived for, remember she's always with you and would want nothing but happiness and good things for you. Your mother's life was so well lived!
Nancy was an amazing woman - she was a light at work and a huge influence and role model to me. I’ll never forget her. Thank you Nancy for everything and God bless your family.
Rest easy Nance, you are loved, I will miss you, and remember you with the happiest of memories.
I am truly heartbroken to hear that my friend has passed away. I will miss her dearly. I am praying for her family that God would comfort and carry them through this difficult time.
From the Simonelli Family, Our family is truly heart broken today and our prayers are with the Wilson and Dawson families. We are lucky to have had Nancy in our lives and will truly miss her. We will think of her often and pray for Nancy and the Wilson and Dawson family daily. Loved her and will miss her for the rest of our lives.
My heart breaks for Tommy and the children. I know its tough now but the day will come when you can remember Nancy with smiles, laughter and all the good times you had together.
There are no words to express the deep loss anyone who met Nancy will undoubtedly feel. Her smile lit the room. Her love of family exuded from every pore of her being. When you talked with her she made you feel like every word you said mattered. To the Wilson and Dawson families, may you all find comfort in knowing inside of you is also some of Nancy and may your memories be joyful and a blessing.
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