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Nancy Watt

April 13, 1946 — November 10, 2023

Fayetteville, NY

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of Nancy Anderson Watt on Friday, November 10, 2023. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.


Nancy was born on April 13, 1946 to the late Roland F. Anderson and Marjory Burns Anderson in Syracuse, NY. She was the oldest of five children. Nancy grew up in a loving, happy home surrounded by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and life long friends. As a child, she enjoyed skiing, playing golf, and spending summers on Skaneateles Lake, where she met the love of her life, Joseph Chessar Watt, Jr.


She graduated from Nottingham High School, then attended Syracuse University School of Education. Nancy was an active member of Alpha Phi Sorority serving as president. She married her beloved Joe in August of 1967. They settled in Fayetteville, NY, where she lived until her passing.


Nancy taught fifth grade prior to starting her family. Being the mother to her four children was her most treasured role. She created a beautiful, loving home where friends and loved ones were always welcomed. She cherished time with her family, from Sunday movie nights, skiing at Cazenovia Ski Club, beach vacations, to driving her station wagon full of kids around town.


Nancy was very involved in her community. She served as an active member of the Junior League of Syracuse, the Everson Museum Members Council (serving as President), the Upstate Hospital Auxiliary, the Syracuse Garden Club, and the 18 Hole Golf League at Onondaga Golf and Country Club.


As her children grew, Nancy found great joy and amazing friendships in the real estate profession. For over 25 years,she was a successful local realtor, achieving top producer status. Her passion for helping people and knowledge of the community helped many families find their perfect homes.


Those fortunate enough to have known Nancy, knew her personality far exceeded her size. Her kind heart, quick wit, beautiful blue eyes, stunning white hair and hilarious joke telling were a few of her extraordinary qualities. She made everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. All of these traits will be cherished by her thirteen grandchildren, whom she adored. They will always remember her warm hugs, cinnamon toast, love for Coca-Cola with Lays potato chips, and visiting her in Naples, FL.


Nancy is predeceased by her parents, her brother, Stephen Anderson, and sister, Sarah Anderson Dietrich. She is survived by her husband Joe, her children, Lindsay (Kevin) Stadtler of Fort Worth, TX, Tracy (Mike) Porter, Sarah (Brian) Carr, and son Joe, all of Fayetteville, NY. Her brothers, Roland (Tacie) Anderson, Jr., of Skaneateles, NY, and Thomas (Marc Schappell) Anderson of Washington, DC. Thirteen grandchildren, Kevin, Chase, Trevor, and Will Stadtler, Mikey, Eloise, Sarah, Tommy, and Eddie Porter, Patrick, Marjory, and Lucy Carr and Joey Watt. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


We would like to thank her caregivers Monica, Annie and Tammy for all their love and support.


Calling Hours will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Salt Springs Street, Fayetteville, NY, Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 4 to 7pm. A funeral mass will also be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11am.


Donations may be made in Nancy’s honor to Hospice of CNY or Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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