Nancy Townsend, loved family camping

October 15, 2020

Nancy M. Townsend, 80, of Dagsboro passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her home.

She was born April 22, 1940, in Milford, daughter of the late William and Bessie Emma (Niblett) Toomey. Nancy worked for several years as a secretary at Allen’s Hatchery in Dagsboro, and also as a secretary for Holt’s Furniture in Millsboro.

Nancy was a 31-year member of the Dagsboro Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, serving as past president and secretary. She was also a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro. Nancy loved camping with her family, knitting, and her canine companion, Josie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil G. Townend Sr. in 2010; and her four brothers, William, Roy, Fred and Milton Toomey. Nancy is survived by her son, Virgil G. Townsend Jr.; two granddaughters, Donna-Kay Townsend and Kamryn Townsend, both of Laurel; a sister, Patsy Smith of Millsboro; a sister-in-law, Marie Thompson of Millsboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, where friends and family may gather after 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Nancy’s name to Bethel United Methodist Church, 32028 Sussex St., Dagsboro, DE 19939.

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