Nancy A. (Dickerson) Thomas

Born: Wed., Jun. 25, 1952
Died: Wed., May 8, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., May 11, 2019
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Nancy Thomas           beloved mother, grandmother and sister

Eldred- Nancy A. Thomas, 66, of Main Street, passed away on Wednesday (May 8th, 2019) in her home surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy illness.

Born June 25th, 1952 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Edmond and Averil Putnam Dickerson. 

Nancy had attended Oswayo High School and resided there prior to moving to Eldred in 1970.

Mrs. Thomas spent most of her career cleaning homes in the Potter and McKean County areas and most recently had been employed by B and T Cleaning Contractors of Bradford prior to retiring due to ill health. 

Nancy had formerly been a member of the Olean Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, A past member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge # 460 and a past social member of the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial Inc.

She loved researching genealogy and the past, and she had documented many local cemeteries in McKean County as well as in New York State. In the past she had been a member of several bowling leagues in Smethport and more recently had participated in several pool leagues in Eldred.

Surviving are two sons, Dale Edward Foley of New Jersey and Patrick Michael Foley of Bradford; a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Hakes of Eldred; three grandsons, Zackery, Sheldon and Collin,  nine step-grandchildren as well as seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lyle D. (Ronda) Dickerson of Olean, Kenneth L. (Cathy) Dickerson of Hamilton, Ohio, Clarence A. (Lucy) Dickerson of Shinglehouse; and two half-brothers, Isaac Dickerson of Denton, North Carolina and Christopher (Faye) Dickerson of Eldred; two sister, Bonnie L. Allen of Shinglehouse and Kathleen (Louis) Duell of Port Allegany; and one half sister, Chrystal Dickerson of Denton, N. Carolina; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Nancy is also survived by her fiancée E. A. “Budd” Hand, with whom she resided.

She was preceded in death by her mother as well as her stepfather Lawrence Sealy in 2000.

Friends may call on Saturday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at which time funeral services will be held.  Burial will follow in Rathburn Cemetery, Oswayo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests either potted plants or memorial contributions made to the Kevin Guest House of Buffalo to the Potter County Historical Society or a historical society of the donor’s choice.

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