Nancy J. Quaid

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Born: August 13, 1934

Died: May 12, 2009



Nancy Jackson Quaid, 74, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2009 from complications related to advanced ALS. Nancy was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1934. In 1953 she married her high school sweetheart Tom Quaid. They spent their first years of marriage in Trier, Germany, four years in Champaign-Urbana (University of Illinois) and eight years in the Chicago area. In 1968 the Quaid family (Tom, Nancy, Tom Jr, Teresa, Pete, and Pat), moved to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Nancy was a proud member of the Scottsdale Elementary School system and was also successful in the insurance brokerage field. In retirement she really loved researching family genealogy and the volunteer work she did with the Kids on the Block puppeteers who give guidance to third grade children to better understand and relate to difficult situations. Throughout her lifetime Nancy made many cherished and life long friends.
She loved and she was loved. Nancy had a special place in her heart for young children. She often said “while I am fond of my children, I really, really love my grandchildren”. She loved God and was very appreciative of the many blessings she received throughout her life. She will be sorely missed and beloved by her four children, nine grandchildren, her loving sisters Jean, Joanne, Marcia and legions of friends. Her courage, faith and undaunted sense of humor in the face of her debilitating illness will forever be an inspiration to all who knew her.
The family sends their thanks and appreciation to those who were so helpful to Nancy in her later years, especially the caring professionals at the Sivakumar Neuromuscular Research Center and the ALS Association.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 6261 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, on Saturday May 23 at 10am followed by a reception at the Quaid home, 8320 E Redwing Rd. In lieu of flowers we encourage donations to the ALS Association, 4643 E. Thomas Rd., Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85018, in the hope that their dedicated research will eventually wipe out this disease.

Location: Indian School Mortuary (Map)

Church: St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church (Map)