Nancy Stanburg

Obituary of Nancy Stanburg

ILION – Mrs. Nancy G. Stanburg, age 76, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018, at the Masonic Care Community of CNY.


Born on September 12, 1941, Nancy was the daughter of the late N. Wayne and Virginia (Cardner) Potter. She was born and raised in Canastota and attended local schools. On March 23, 1991, Nancy was wed to Mr. Ronald “Ron” Stanburg and together they shared in a loving union of eleven years, until Ron’s passing on September 22, 2002.


Nancy was a dedicated and hardworking employee who spent thirty-seven with the Masonic Care Community as a Unit Clerk. She was blessed to receive her care there at the end of her life’s journey, surrounded by her co-workers and those she loved. She was also involved within her community and was a Past President of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary Post #920.


Survivors include her daughters, Michele Niksa and Debbie Watkins; her stepdaughters, Colleen Stanburg (Billy) and Linda Castellano (Joe); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, with special mention of her niece, Diane Medici (Anthony) and her nephew, Wayne Potter (Noli).


Besides her husband and parents, Nancy was predeceased by her sister, Maureen Potter and her nephew, Stanley Potter.


Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, January 9, 2017 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location at 102 West Street, Ilion, NY (315) 895-7722. Nancy’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence at 6:00PM at the funeral home, immediately upon the conclusion of visitation.


Arrangements and supervision have been entrusted to Martin L. Ciaccia and Don Applegate, funeral directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at