MAPLE HILL - Nancy Lorraine Sweet Franco, 82, of Maple Hill, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She was born to the late Arthur K. Sweet and Pauline Doris Durling on March 21, 1937 in Worcester, Ma.
Nancy spent her life caring for others in the nursing profession and was widely known as Gramma Nancy as she fostered children and eventually ran her own daycare.
Nancy loved playing the piano, sewing and fly fishing and was a remarkable ballroom dancer. It would be remiss if it wasn’t mentioned that she loved the holy Father and Mother and was a great patriot.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Shawnee Bartley and husband Jeff and Sharon Duba; her grandchildren, Christina and Brett Hall; and great-grandchildren, Julian, Landen, Braxton and Aspynn; her sister, Dorothy Gniadek; and all my love to 13.
The family wishes to thank all who loved Mama. Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 301 Marine Blvd., Jacksonville, NC Flower and memorials may be sent there as well.
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