Nathalie “Nancy” (Omilnowicz) Fleming, 76, of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly on April 25, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
She was the beloved wife of Donald J. Fleming with whom she shared 50 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Webster, MA, the daughter of Peter F. Omilnowicz and the late Nellie (Suss) Omilnowicz, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.
After receiving her nursing degree from St. Vincent’s Hospital and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College, Mrs. Fleming taught nursing before becoming a devoted stay at home mother to her five children. Nancy was a daily communicant and Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. She spent countless hours volunteering her time to help the elderly and sick of her community. Working with the Council on Aging, Friends of the Elderly of Mattapoisett, Hearts and Hands, and local churches, Mrs. Fleming raised funds and lifted spirits. In 1999 she was honored with the Standard Times Woman of the Year of Mattapoisett Award, the Marian Medal from Bishop Sean P. O’Malley, and the Philip Zeimetz Award for church service. Never one to seek the spotlight, she instead was a quiet doer of good deeds, and believed in making a difference in people’s lives with small acts of kindness. She was a friend to many and inspiration to those who knew her.
Nancy will be remembered by all for her generous heart and gentle spirit.
Survivors include her husband; her father, Peter Omilnowicz; a son, Donald P. Fleming and his wife Marcy of Birmingham, AL; 4 daughters, Catherine Twomey and her husband Michael of East Sandwich, Marya Daly and her husband Sean of Mansfield, MA, Kristen Eby and her husband David of Bedford, NH and Alison Lynch and her husband Timothy of Mansfield, MA; 10 grandchildren, Peter, Sarah, Elizabeth, Caroline, Catherine, Christian, Annie, Audrey, Ryan and Sean.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 28th from 4-8 p.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 29th at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Friends of the Elderly of Mattapoisett P.O. Box 435 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.