Nickie L. Foss

Nickie L. Foss 53 of Ballston Spa, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012 at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Troy, February 7, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia Dunster Foss. Nickie graduated from Adirondack Community College with an Associate Degree in Business.

Nickie worked in customer service at Denby’s and the Carl Co and later at New Meadow Preschool and YMCA K-Care in Scotia. She worked for the Ballston Spa National Bank for 13 years and most recently was a calculations clerk for the NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets.

She was a generous contributor to multiple charitable organizations and always made a point to participate in fund raising walks or 5k runs. Nickie enjoyed gardening, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, walking and being outside. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her cherished cats.

Nickie is survived by her twin sister, Vickie Plumley of Long Lake and her children Jessica Plumley of East Greenbush and Nikolas Plumley of Waterford, her brothers, Rocky Foss and his wife Linda of Hurlock, Maryland, and Rod Foss and his wife Susan of Burnt Hills, and her nieces, Jennifer, Erica, Lisa, Sarah, Erika and Danielle.

A memorial service will be held 11am Saturday, April 28, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A calling hour will precede the service from 10-11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund ( or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

A catered reception will be held at the Malta Ridge Firehouse on Route 9 immediately following the service.

Guest Book

Cathy Young

So sorry for your loss. Her spirit will surely be missed. I worked with her at BSNB and enjoyed her high energy and kindness. May you find strength to carry on in your family and faith.

Mark Tracy

Vickie and Family Members,

I have nothing but wonderful thoughts of Nickie. I still remember looking forward to giving her a valentine card when she and I sat near each other in Mr. Eisenhower's 5th grade class. I'm grieved by her passing, so I cannot begin to comprehend the depths of the loss you are feeling.


Lynne Lacey

Vickie, though it has been many years since you and I went to school together, I feel compelled to reach out and let you know how sorry I was to read of Nickie's passing. I will always remember Nickie as a very nice girl with the corkscrew ponytail. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Donna Irwin

I was stunned to read of Nickie's passing. I haven't seen her for years but remember her well from BSHS and BSNB. She was the sweetest girl and cute as can be. I am at a loss for words. My deepest sympathy to her family. The world has lost a beautiful soul.

Michael Jennings

To the entire Foss family I am stunned by the loss of your beautiful sister. I have had the privilege of knowing Nickie since she danced at Dunsters Dance Studio. It was always a pleasure seeing her smiling face thru school and at Ballston Spa Bank. Words cannot express the sorrow for your loss. Rest in peace beautiful Nickie. Sincerely, Michael Jennings

Carol Cramer

So sorry. Love and prayers to Vickie and family.

Barb Eckert

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Nickie at BSNB for many many years. She was a great person with a kind spirit, willing to help everyone and anyone. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Tina Lyons and family

Vickie, Nickie touched so many of us here at Ag. & Markets. She will not be forgotten. She was literally the hardest worker I have ever seen and probably will ever see. My daughter, Jennifer, talked to her frequently on the phone (as Nickie would answer my phone if I was not at my desk) and she always expressed to me how nice, pleasant and cheerful she was. Jennifer considered Nickie quite an inspiration (as do I) because of all she went through and even though she had such serious health problems, she was always so kind and pleasant. She will always have a special place in my heart and I will miss her tremendously. Take care and please express my sympathies to the rest of your family. Tina

Rick and Kathy Groff

Rock, Rod and Vickie:

We offer our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. We have fond memories of Nickie, her great smile and her cheery personallity.

God Bless

Rick and Kathy

Margaret (Crane) Peterson

Dear Vicki, Rocky, Rod and families,

While I have never met you I feel compelled to let you know how deeply saddened I am to learn of the death of your beloved Nicki. My son Jim Crane sent Vicki's obituary to me via e-mail. I will always treasure great memories of your sweet, shy Nicki who had the most gorgeous long hair I have ever seen. With a sweet smile that could brighten up the room, she dated my son Jim when they were in high school and was always a joy to have in our home.
As you endure these painful times do know my words are filled with thoughts and understanding, and more than anything else, with hope that each day ahead will bring each of you a measure of comfort.

With my deepest sympathy,

Maggie (Crane) Peterson,
Frederickburg, Virginia

Matt Southwick

Vickie and Family -

You are, and have been, in my thoughts and prayers. May peace come to all of you.

Kate Bennett

Dear Vickie and Family -
Wishing you comfort and solace in your memories of Nickie. What a true gift to have her in your lives. It sounds like she always fully embraced life - the good and the not-so-good. May her spirit live on in each of you...

Jim Crane

Rocky,Rod,Vickie, Im so sorry for your loss. I just don't know what to say, there just are no words for how I am feeling and I'm sure how you are feeling at this time. I know its been a long time since we were all together but I hope you all know how I felt about your Sister. She will be missed deeply by me! If there is anything I can do for any of you please give me a call at 518-796-9130. Rocky please call me when you're in town. My deepest sympathy. Jim Crane

Vickie (Foss) Plumley

Hi Jim,
Thank you for your kind note. There are no words ...I am speechless as well. There was always a special place in Nickie's heart for you. I hope we will see you Saturday, April 28th as we share memories of Nickie. I will give you a call sometime when I am in the area. Vickie

Julie Keough

Thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Arthur Delaney

You were always nice to me and I dearly appreciated it. When I think of you I remember that beautiful smile and your quiet voice. I will miss you my friend.

Lisa Spangler

Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Mary Chartier

Dear Vicki,

I was so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. I am so glad you were able to be with her. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Love and sympathy,
Mary Chartier