Nancy (Granger) Samara

April 19, 2021


Nancy Elaine (Granger) Samara, 72 of Auburn, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 with her family beside her, after a battle with cancer.

   Born in Auburn, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Jane (Ward) Granger, Nancy was a graduate of Union Springs High School, class of 1966. She had a love for gardening and was precise with her flower gardens. She worked at Casowasco Conference Center for 18 years, where she was well known for her famous chocolate chip cookies. She worked as a housekeeper at McKenzie Childs for 5 years, from where she retired.

   She is survived by her siblings; Shirley Halsey of Las Vegas, David Granger (Donna) of Camp Verde, Les Granger (Nancy) of Baldwinsville, and Paul Granger (Phyllis) of Phelps, 4 sons; Brian Samara (Jaime Pietriocarlo) of Seneca Falls, Todd Samara of Chicago, Scott Samara of Conquest and Joey Samara (Melissa) of Liverpool. She had 6 granddaughters; Melissa Hopkins, Johanna Hopkins, Cheyenne Wiggins, Jade Wayne, Ashton Samara, and Rosina Samara, and 3 grandsons; Dominic Samara, Joey Samara, and Jackson Samara. She had the joy of loving her 4 great grandsons and 3 great granddaughters. In addition, sisters in-law, Diana (Kevin) Bryant and Patricia Granger, and several nieces and nephews.

   In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by 2 brothers, Gary (Cherylyn) Granger and Roger Granger, a sister Pauline Treat (Granger), a Cousin Bobby Ward, sister in-law Shirley Jo Granger, nephews Bill Jo Granger and Bill Doyle, Jeff Granger, and nieces, Rhonda Granger, Alice TenEyck, Danielle Granger and her precious feline companion Lilly.

   Nancy also had several close friends including grade school friend, Rebecca Mucia, Jerry Guernsey, Cherrie Gates, Brenda and Ed Pickard, and Jenny Norlynn.

   Calling hours for family and friends is this Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm in the Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St.,Auburn.

   Friends and family are invited to help celebrate Nancy on Thursday, April 29th, starting at 12:00PM, at her home. Please contact her granddaughters; Johanna at 315-246-2562 or Melissa at; 315-283-8991 for details and address information.

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April 28, 2021

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Auburn, NY 13021

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