Nancy Lee Bracco Richey

05/18/1939 — 02/24/2011

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Pittsburgh, PA

Nancy Lee Bracco Richey

Nancy Lee Bracco Richey, 71, of Richland passed away on February 24, 2011 at Richland Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 18, 1939. Her family along with the ducks and dogs moved to Grandma's in an apartment above a store that later turned into a cleaners.

Growing up, Nancy, played baseball and many other games in the alley and empty lots and that's where she met Wayne the boy from the next block. Nancy and Wayne married before she graduated and kept it a secret from her family until after graduation. Nancy worked as a financial accountant for car loans.

Wayne returned from Germany and the couple moved to Ohio and in 2 years moved to Denver. They lived in Denver for 5 years and headed to Sacramento, CA. After 2 years in CA they moved to Tachikawa Japan. The day that Nancy arrived in Japan they were told they had to move due to a freeway being put in. Only 7% of the roads were paved at this time in Japan. They moved into a Paddy house and Nancy and Wayne sure had their moments. They eventually moved back to Sacramento, CA for 7 years. In 1977 they moved to Richland, WA and remained there for 34 years.

When Nancy's health was good she belonged to 3 bowling leagues. Wayne learned to play Bridge and encouraged Nancy to play. She played for Duplicate and Party Bridge for the last 25 years.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Wayne; sister, Delores; daughter, Terry Keller; son, David Richey; grandson, Camden; granddaughter, Cathy; grandson, Matthew Koller and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded death by her father, Creighton Lawrence Bracco and her mother, Helen Jane Bracco.

A celebration of Nancy's life will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3:00pm with a light reception at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland.

Donations may be sent to the Diabetes Foundation.

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  • Nancy and I bowled in a Newcomers league from the time I arrived in Richland in 1979 and for many years thereafter. She had a gentle, friendly manner and always had a smile and time for a few minutes of conversation. My deep sympathy to all the family.

    Diana Schlauder
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I have many fond memories of working with you Wayne, including the stories you would tell about your family. My sympathy is with you as you grieve.

    Deb Barnett
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Wayne, Terry, and David, sorry to hear of your wife and mothers passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you take time to remember your love one. As time passes, you will never forget,all the good times and memories.

    May God Bless you all

    Mike & Carol Tesky

    Mike & Carol Tesky
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US