Nancy Botticello Taaffe

Nancy Botticello Taaffe

Nancy Botticello Taaffe, 80, of Silver Creek, NY passed away peacefully on December 1, 2023.

Born on July 27, 1943 in Silver Creek, NY, Nancy was the daughter of the late Angelo and Mary (Dattilo) Botticello.

Nancy graduated from Silver Creek Central School in 1961. Following her marriage and birth of her children, she was a stay-at-home mom until her children were teenagers and then worked for Citibank beginning in 1979 as a teller and later head teller and retired from Community Bank in 1999.

Nancy’s volunteer service included serving as a Board Member of Lake Shore Hospital Auxiliary, TLC Health Network Foundation, and Tri-County Country Club Women’s Association, and for many years, especially over the Holidays, at St. Columbans. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. A member of Tri- County Country Club (“God’s Country”) for 60 years, Nancy won the Women’s Club Championship a remarkable 39 times between 1969 and 2020, spanning seven different decades. She and her husband Rick enjoyed playing golf together, including in tournaments, where they won two Mr. & Mrs. Buffalo District Championships, and in North Myrtle Beach, where they wintered for 10 years and enjoyed visits from their children and grandchildren. They were grateful to have taken their dream vacation to Italy in 2019.

Nancy’s passion was gardening and landscaping. Her lawn and garden were always impeccably manicured, and she maintained beautiful flowers at her parents’ graveside for 40 years.

Most of all, Nancy cherished spending time with, and staying close to, her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, who so often visited in the summer months and enjoyed many activities and wonderful meals together.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years, Richard D. Taaffe; son, Mark (Mari) Pratt of Glen Allen, VA; daughter Julie (Luis Chacon) Beichler of Mooresville, NC; stepdaughter Jaclyn Taaffe (Derrick Hitchcock) of Cary, NC; six cherished grandchildren, Kristina Pratt and Andrew Pratt, and Jordan (Alex) Beichler, Nicholas (Emily) Beichler, and Sydney Beichler, and Holden Taaffe; and two great-grandchildren (Cohen and Avery); brothers-in-law Sal DePasquale (Chuck and Greg) and Dale VanVlack (Dale Jr. and Evie); and numerous cousins. She remained a friend to her former husband, Charlie Pratt, until his passing in August 2023.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her sisters Lucille DePasquale and Judith VanVlack, and her stepdaughter Christine Taaffe.

Relatives and friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave.,Silver Creek, NY on Friday, December 8th from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 9th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Ave. Silver Creek at 10 AM. Burial will be made in the Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, donations welcomed to Silver Creek Emergency Squa Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, or St. Columbans.

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