Nancy S. Banick

On Sunday November 18th the angels came to carry Nancy Banick to her heavenly home following a courageous battle with cancer which she accepted and fought with remarkable Christian resign. She was beautiful and a lady in all respects, with grace, dignity and a delightful demeanor. It's fair to say that she was loved by all who knew her. She was born Nunziata Sophia Sileo on March 4, 1939 in Dunmore, PA to Charles and Carmella (Esposito) Sileo, who are both deceased. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 57 years, Gene, her daughter Laura and husband Charles Ellis of Binghamton, her son John and his partner Vanessa Miller of Conklin, her grandson Joel Banick and his partner Angela Tiziani of Binghamton along with their daughter Eva Renee Banick (who was a light in Nancy's life since her birth almost 4 years ago) and grandson Justin Banick of Brooklyn, NY. She is also survived by a sister Mary Lombardo and her husband S Frank of Elmhurst, PA, brother Angelo and his wife Lois of Dunmore, PA and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother Joseph and a sister Philomena Thiel and her husband George. She was a professed and dedicated homemaker of the "old school" whose family meant absolutely everything to her and she strove, and succeeded, to bring joy and happiness into their lives. Nancy excelled at cooking and gardening. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, cruises, cheering for the NY Mets, an occasional casino visit and, in her younger days, bowling. She was a part-time employee of the Town of Conklin for 26 years as assistant town clerk and in various other administrative duties. She also served as the president of the parish council of the former St Andrews Church on Conklin Ave in Binghamton and as a volunteer in various activities of that church. The family wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to the staff at Broome Oncology in Johnson City, especially Dr Ronald Harris and Debra Schaffer, N.P., as well as the staff on the 2nd floor at Elizabeth Church Manor for the dedicated care and compassion provided to Nancy. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of Saints John and Andrew, Vestal Avenue, Binghamton, Saturday at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Nancy's memory may be made to the Susquehanna Valley Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 382, Conklin, NY 13748, CHOW, c/o Broome County Council of Churches, 3 Otseningo Street, Binghamton, NY 13903 or to the Parish of Saints John & Andrew, 7 Livingston Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.