Nancy Kennedy Bond, 84, of House Rd., passed away Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018 at home.
Born in the town of Orleans on May 3, 1933, she was one of seven children born to Archie and Alice Zimmer Kennedy. Nancy grew up on a dairy farm on the East Line Rd., Clayton, NY, right next door to her childhood sweetheart, Leo J. Bond. They were married on February 18, 1952.
She worked at the Knitting Mill, several local restaurants including Aubrey's Bowling Alley, Thousand Island Inn and Zenda Farms. Her hobbies included gardening, reading and writing stories about her family and the local community, many of which were published in Thousand Island Sun and ThousandIslandsLife.com. Nancy was also an artist, painting scenes of local interest.
Survivors include five daughters and five sons-in-law, Peggy and David Timmerman, Melody and Ken Brabant and Patricia and Robert Bushey, all of Clayton, NY, Gerryann and Randy Kellar, LaFargeville, NY, Christine Bond and Tim Dingman, Mesa, AZ; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Joe and Susan Bond, Kenny and Jennie Bond and Tim and Tracie Bond, all of Clayton, NY, James Bond, Marion, NY, Bob Bond and companion, Diane, Clayton, NY and Tom and Linda Bond, Fishers Landing, NY; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Bond, Clayton, NY; thirty-five grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents, her husband, Leo, a son, John Bond, a grandson, Keith Brabant, a daughter-in-law, Laura Bond, brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Bea Kennedy, Vern and Beulah Kennedy, sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Sargent Jobson, Gerald Sargent and Emerson Jobson, Faith and Bud Murling, Dorothy and Pete Bundy and Virginia and Dick Haley all died previously.
A Celebration of Life will be 1-4 pm Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her son's home, Joe Bond, 12176 House Rd., Clayton, NY 13624.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.