Nancy Lynn Marie-Katherine (Sickler) Bellen


Galway – Nancy Lynn Marie-Katherine (Sickler) Bellen passed away unexpectedly on August 27, 2022 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse due to an accident. She was 72.
Born on September 9, 1949 in Kingston, daughter of the late Marilyn J. (Tesiero) and Robert Vincent Sickler.
Nancy graduated from Galway Central School and resided in Galway for many years. She later attended University at Albany, SUNY where she graduated as valedictorian of her class and earned her nursing degree. She was employed by Amsterdam Memorial for many years later residing in Mayfield and resumed employment by Nathan Littauer Hospital for a total career spanning 30 years. She loved spending time and holidays with her family and friends and would host Sunday dinners. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, puzzles and always took care of others before herself.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband Frederick R. Bellen of Mayfield and her first husband Michael A. Suits of Galway, her brother Robert E. Sickler and her brother in law Thomas A. Bellen, Sr.
She is survived by stepmother, Patricia Sickler, her children Theron M. Suits and Kelleen Havens, Nichole L. Spurlock and Casey Ernst. George Bellen, Shannon Bellen and Robert Morrison, Byren W. Bellen and Jennifer Bellen and Robert Bellen. Her brothers, Edward (Heidi) Sickler and Thomas Sickler. Also her sisters in law Diane L. Sickler, Clarinda Bellen and Inkerie (Sam) DeRobertis, Niece Mariah L. (Paul) Bevevino, RJ (Heather) Sickler and Heather L. Sickler and Marc Leslie. Also survived by her grandchildren, Derrik Weber, Shelby N. Suits and JJ Mulvihill, Lire L. Spurlock, Mckenzie Bellen, Alyssa Curry, Byren F. Bellen, Quinn Bellen, Maddox Bellen, Penelope Bellen, Simon Bellen, Robert Morrison and Cameron Morrison. Great grandchildren Brayden Weber, Hunter Weber, Bryson Mulvihill, Nicholas Norton, Abigayle Norton and Aviannah Flansburg, great niece Emma Lynn Sickler and great nephews Benjamin Goetz, Bobby and Elliot Sickler.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Bob’s Trees in Galway from 12-4pm with a service beginning at noon with Joyce Royal officiating. Celebration of life to follow the service. Kindly consider a donation to the Galway Fire Department, Galway Ambulance or Brennans Humane Society.
Arrangements by Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, Inc., Galway.

By LH Staff

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