Nancy Josephine DeSotto

WOODBURY — Nancy Josephine DeSotto, 68, of Woodbury, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 after a brief illness.

Nancy was born October 14, 1951 in Bronx, N.Y., the second of four daughters to Mary and Phil DeSotto. She attended elementary school in the Bronx and graduated from Lehman College of the City University of New York with a degree in art history.

She served as the producer of special events for Radio City Music Hall in New York City in the 1980s, and entertained and amused her friends with first-hand accounts of the various celebrities with whom she worked. Ol’ Blue Eyes was a demanding, imperious and difficult dictator, whereas Phil Collins was a kind and thoughtful gentleman.

Later in life, Nancy was a dedicated and devoted volunteer at the Red Barn Thrift Shop in Woodbury. She was never too busy to be a customer's personal shopper or to lend a sympathetic ear to their woes and travails.

She had a deep and abiding affection for all creatures great and small, and could often be found extending a warm welcome to the four-footed furry visitors to the Barn.

Nancy is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Egan, Louise Amore and Lucy (James) DeCaro; her nieces, Elizabeth Egan, Susan Amore and Nancy and Jaclyn DeCaro; and her nephew, Anthony Amore.

She was predeceased by her beloved dog, Albert, in June 2019.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 16, at the First Congregational Church of Woodbury, 214 Main St. South. Arrangements are by Munson Lovetere Funeral Home.

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