Nancy Zielasko

Nancy was called home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2021. She was just a few hours short of her 88th birthday.  She was our beloved Mother, Mother-in- law, Nanny, Aunt and friend.  Mom was loved by all who knew her.  She was kind, and giving to a fault, compassionate and never judged.  She always had time to talk.  She was known as The Matriarch of the Ambrose clan.

Nancy enjoyed playing cards with the same group of girls from high school.  She could usually be found with her sister, Merla dining out at various restaurants and spreading cheer to anyone they thought could use it.  Her love for her family was precious and the memories she’s left behind are priceless!  Her hugs will be sorely missing.

Nancy leaves behind 3 daughters; Stacy, Sally (Tim Sandstrom) and Jamie (Jim Marion); 5 grandchildren, Matthew Zielasko, Kayla and Jon Sandstrom, Kelsey (Jon Deutschlander) and Gage Morrow.  Also, 2 great grandchildren Riggs and Lottie Deutschlander.  Nancy also will be greatly missed by her brother- in- law Gus Forte and many nieces and nephews.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents Charles & Elizabeth Ambrose, all 4 of her siblings Betty, Charles, William Ambrose and Merla Forte.

Her daughters would like to thank Caring Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. A special shout out to mom’s adopted daughters Barb & Bobbi who went above and beyond in their care for mom!

Mom was an active member of Hamilton Park United Church of Christ for over 50 years. Donations in her memory would be greatly appreciated

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Interment will be private.

Cremation Services of Lancaster 717-273-6283

Condolence Messages

  1. A beautiful Mom to all. I am so grateful that I knew her. She raised my beautiful friend Jamie and I am blessed that Nancy passed along all that compassion and beauty to her. Rest In Peace Mrs. Z. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Richard & Michelle Atwater

    We knew Nancy for over 48 years and liked her very much. Our prayers go out to her three Daughter’s and their families and Matt
    Nancy did a great job raising her three Daughter’s. Her three Daughter’s helped raise our two Children. We had many good times with all the Zielasko’s at the Forte House on Colebrook Road.
    Love, Rick and Michelle.

  3. Thomas McFarlin, Charlottesville, VA

    Aunt Nancy, always loving and caring. Even though we-miss-her down here now, another child of God is with God. The first time I meet Aunt Nancy in the early 80s, she hugged me, gave me a kiss on the cheek and said “I’m your Aunt Nancy, let me call Merla so she can meet you”. I never forgot that love and compassion toward me and it never wavered. Her last words to me on a phone call with her just days before her home going were “Thomas I love you”. I will really miss her. Stacy, Sally Ann and Jamie, my prayers are with you always.

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