Nancy Julia Coletti

Nancy Julia Coletti, 90, of Simpsonville, SC passed away peacefully in her sleep April 18, 2022, with family by her side.

She was born to the late John and Lillian Creighton, Nov. 6th, 1931, in Long Island, New York. When Nancy was nine her family purchased Hamilton Farms #1 and moved to Oneonta, NY. She graduated from Oneonta High School in 1949 and attended Oneonta State University. Also, in 1949 her mother and Uncle Murray opened the Oneonta Dress Factory. Nancy went on to work for the family business.

She married the love of her life the late “Sal” Coletti June 14, 1952. They had four children. Nancy is survived by her four children: Sal Jr. (Tonya) Coletti, Marie Masson (Avery Lanier), Steve (Deborah) Coletti, Robert (Rebecca) Coletti. She had seven grandchildren: Christine (J. Ross) Renew, Joseph Coletti, Deanna (David) Acosta, Nicole and the late Toni Coletti, Steven Coletti (Chelsey Perry), and Jamie Hayes. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Madison, Lily, Kendall, Samuel, Landon, Cameron, Emilia, Carson, Ashton, Benjamin, Charlotte, Areina and Kayla. She is also survived by her sister Madeline (Frank) Bagnardi, brother Joseph (Marianna) Creighton and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sal and Nancy both worked for Oneonta Dress Company until 1973 until deciding to semi-retire and purchase the Seahorse Motel in Marathon, FL. Their dream of semi[1]retiring was short lived when they found motel work was 24/7 and they all worked harder. In addition, Nancy became very active in the community serving on the Board of Directors at Fishermen’s Hospital and as the President of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. In 1982, they sold the motel and built their dream home. Nancy was a realtor for five years until her love and best friend Sal passed away on March 29, 1987. She then went on to be an Office Manager and Bookkeeper for the Marathon Yacht Club until she fully retired and moved to Greenville, SC where she continued to live with her son Steve and daughter-in-law Debbie.

Aside from her family, her biggest love was traveling. She had seen much of the world with visits to nearly all the states and many countries. She had a deep devotion to God and was a Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church. When she was not busy cooking in the kitchen for her family and friends, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, Sudoku, hanging out at the Senior Center, playing cards with her friends, knitting blankets and clothes for her great grandchildren.

Celebration of life ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 12 p.m. at the San Pablo Catholic Church. Officiated by Father Tony Mullane. Funeral arrangements by Dean-Lopez Funeral Home, 418 Simonton Street, Key West, FL 33040. Burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 31140 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Nancy to the American Cancer Society, to Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys, or your favorite charity.

Condolences to the family of Nancy Julia Coletti

  • Jackie Griffin
    2 years ago

    Deepest regards to the family of this lovely sweet lady. She always inspired me and I loved being around her and watching her devote so much to her family. She will truly be missed by so many of us that knew and loved her. Rest In Peace Nancy. I am sure Sal Sr. Must be in all his glory with you now.

  • Vickie Hunt
    2 years ago

    Our deepest sympathy to all. Your parents were amazing people and my parents Gordon and Betty Mowers adored them. When I lived in Miami my parents would come down with their motor home to visit us, and we would go down to the Seahorse in Marathon and stay, it was an amazing time. My kids to this day remember the fun times. I also worked one summer at the dress Factory, received my sewing skills there. 😜 Graduated high school with Sal and Marie. Lots of amazing connections with the Coletti fam. May your mom RIP now and know she is finally home with your Dad. Wishing, Amazing memories to all the coletti’s ❤️🙏Vickie Mowers Hunt and my husband Merritt sends his condolences also

  • Jenn Edwins
    2 years ago

    I have known Nancy since 2006- the “spit fire” in my senior strength class- thennnnnnn we learned of our yankee roots living in the south….you can imagine we talked more about food-family and meatballs than anything 😘
    That smile- I will never forget that CONSTANT smile💜

  • Denise Corna
    2 years ago

    Sincerest condolences to the family. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Megan Huebner
    2 years ago

    Sending my love to all of you as you celebrate Mima’s life this weekend. What a wonderful life she lived and loved by so many, especially her family. She will be missed but I’ll always cherish the wonderful memories.❤️

    • Deb-Coletti
      2 years ago

      Thank you so very much Megan.
      And thank you for the beautiful flowers sent for her Celebration of Life.
      You were always family to her and she loved you dearly.
      We’ll miss her, but we have an abundance of cherished memories, many of which you will always be a part of.
      Love to you and your beautiful family.

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