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Nancy M. Trotta

MILLERTON — Nancy M. Trotta passed away peacefully at her home in Millerton, surrounded by her loving family.

She grew up on a farm in Chatham, N.Y.

She was a sports writer for the Chatham Courier. While attending Hobart William Smith College, she met the love of her life, Bob Trotta.

She earned her PHT from Syracuse University. Fifty-five years ago they moved to her home in Millerton, where she started a horse farm, Mares Nest. She was passionate about breeding, raising, training and racing Thoroughbred horses. She had winners at all three race tracks in New York State. She was an active member of the New York Breeders Association.

She worked side by side with her husband at Davis and Trotta Attorneys at Law.

She organized many fundraising events that helped start and fund the Millerton Library.

She loved picking fruits on the farm and making pies and jellies with her friends, Marilyn Kay, Gail Schroeder and Sylvia Clark.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Bob Trotta; her children, Rob Trotta, Katie Kane and her husband, Sean, and Betsy Trotta and her husband, Alex Duncan; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Kane, Joe Trotta, David Trotta, Connor Kane, Wesley Trotta, Braeden Duncan and Tony Saunders; and her sister, Barbra Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her son, David Trotta.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Congregational Church of Salisbury; the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson officiated. Burial followed in the family plot at Salisbury Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. Box 733, Millerton, NY 12546.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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