Nancy J. (Reckner) Crawford


Nancy J. (Reckner) Crawford passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the age of 86. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1932 to Charles A. and Louise (Baumgartner) Reckner.

Nancy attended Ballston Spa schools and then worked at Ricketts Dry Cleaners until she married the love of her life Gordon B. Crawford in 1958. She was a member of West Charlton United Presbyterian Church and the Mohawk Antique Auto Club.

Nancy loved life itself, being a mom and grandmother. She enjoyed raising vegetables and flowers in her gardens, and caring for many animals from small bunnies to cats, dogs and ponies. She was always humming or singing old songs. Her laughter was contagious.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband Gordon, siblings Louise Stanislowsky, Alma, Charlie and Paul Reckner, and her niece Lynne Stanislowsky.

Nancy is survived by her daughters, Connie Crawford and Karen Fabian (David); grandchildren Ashley Buglione (Nick) and Joshua Fabian; and many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her cats Pookie, TaBoo, Ping and Missy.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the Spring at West Charlton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Animal Charity/Rescue of your choice.

The family would like to thank Molly Holbritter who was Mom’s devoted caregiver for the last months of her life at Pine Valley.

Guest Book

Debby Zetterstrom

Connie and Karen,
Nancy was my neighbor for 60+ years. She had a quick laugh and was always genuinely happy to see you. Nothing pleased her more than sharing the view from the house, digging in her garden and flowers, the turkeys and birds, turtles, finding a monarch cocoon or saving a snake skin for a child to bring to school for "show and tell". Her greatest gift may have been such immense joy in the simple beautiful world that surrounds all of us. She always reminded us to look for it. I will hold her memory dear to me as she was a very special person.

Carol Pally

Dear Connie, What you wrote was a beautiful tribute to your Mom and a reflection of her in YOU! You will find memories popping up in your life as you go through daily living. I’m there now, after 4 years of living without my Mom with me physically. She is in my heart and will always be a part of me. May you find the peace and comfort of knowing the love your Mom shared. XO
Carol Pally. cpal

Rodney and Donna Lange

Karen and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Hugs and much love from us.
Rod and Donna

Jeanette Ellsworth

Connie and family,
Having been through this myself, I know how hard this is. Please hold fast to the fun, loving and even the not so fun memories. Know that there are friends out there that are willing to let you talk while they listen. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara McDonald

Connie you are in my thoughts and prayers and I know what you are going through. I am here for you if you ever need someone just to talk or you need someone to listen to you while you vent.
So sorry for your loss and I hope you know that I am here for you.

Sandra Santos-Stewart

Another angel has gone home.

Keren Blair-Briani

My heart goes out to you during this time, Connie. Mom is looking down on you and smiling as she runs free with no more pain, sorrow and she remembers everything.....everything again. Love you and sending you hugs and prayers!

Christine Henderson

I loved hearing the stories that Connie shared with us on FB. It put a smile on my face to hear the songs that she would sing...I am so sad for her family but I know she is entertaining the Angels and sharing memories with June. May God Bless You and keep you in his care until we meet in Heaven.
She is no longer in pain and would want those close to her to remember that. Love Hurts...that's the worst part of loving...when we lose them...but may our memories grow stronger and the hurt lessen day by day...Sending my love and Sincerest Sympathy.

Gayle Stever

So very sorry for your loss. I remember staying at your house Connie, and how friendly and hospitable your mom was. I am happy I got to know her before her health began to fade. She was a special person.

Our prayers for you and your family,

Gayle and John Stever

Albert and May Seaman

Connie and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences.We are deeply sorry to learn of your mom's passing. May she rest in peace.