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Nancy (Prisco) Miller

NORTH CANAAN — Nancy (Prisco) Miller, 93, of North Canaan died peacefully on July 23, 2019, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

She was the widow of Thurman S. Miller. 

Nancy was born Nov. 1, 1925, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of the late Rose (Giorgio)and Michele “Mike” Prisco. 

She was a graduate of Hill House High School and earned her nursing degree from Grace-New Haven School of Nursing in 1947. She studied Operating Room Nursing at Skidmore College and attended SCSU. She worked as an OR Instructor at Yale New Haven Hospital for many years while living in Hamden and raising a family. 

In 1973, she moved to her husband’s home state of Arkansas. While in Arkansas, she volunteered at Central Arkansas General Hospital in Searcy, Ark.

Missing the Northeast, Nancy and her family moved back east to North Canaan in 1977. She began working at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as the 3 to 11 p.m. Nursing Supervisor and Infection Control Nurse. 

She retired in 1997, but continued to volunteer until 2016 at the age of 91. 

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan. 

She is survived by a son, Stephen S. Miller and companion Sheryl McCloud of North Canaan; a daughter, Mary Rose Hoxie and husband Ed of Winsted; her grandchildren, Meagan Miller, Ashli Langill and her husband, Jeoff, Nichole Fortin and her husband, Dan, Joshua Hoxie and Courtney Hoxie; and five great-grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by  her brothers, Salvatore and Saverio Prisco; and her sisters, Anna Montagna and Rosemarie Procopio.

Calling hours will be held at the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Parish St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan. 

A private burial will be held at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Martin of Tours Parish St. Joseph’s Church, P.O. Box 897, North Canaan, CT 06018; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.