Nancy Lee Frayer Williams

October 04, 1937 ‒ June 25, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Nancy Lee Frayer Williams was united with her Lord and Savior in the early morning of June 25, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born October 4, 1937 in Binghamton, New York, the only child of the late Myles Preston and Marjorie Francis (Hull) Frayer.

She is survived by Don Williams, her devoted husband of 54 years and their children, Donna (Michael) Hozdic of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Diana (Robert) Baiocchi of Dublin, Ohio, Danielle (Brian) Norman of Grandview, Ohio,  her adopted son Scott Williams of Vestal, New York and her seven grandchildren, Danielle, Matthew, Katelynn, Ethan, Nick, Jacob and Henry.

Nancy was blessed with many brothers and sisters.  She grew up surrounded by family and music and is survived and dearly missed by her sisters, Pat (Bob) Velie and Dale Morreales, brothers Gary (Kathy) and Steve (Sherry) White and her aunt/sister Shirley Henecey. She also leaves behind many dearly beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Ellie (Frayer) Denecke and her brothers Myles and Richard Frayer.

Nancy graduated from Binghamton North High School where she was head cheerleader and class secretary.  While working as an executive secretary at Security Mutual, she met Donald Williams, the true love of her life, and was married on July 11,1964. They settled in Vestal Center, New York where they lived for almost fifty years surrounded by wonderful friends and neighbors.  A committed mother and housewife, she stayed home to raise their children before going back to work as an accountant for Sawtelle Travel. They enjoyed camping and fishing and had a camp on Cayuga Lake where they spent many summers enjoying sunsets, boating and laughter with so many who loved them.  Nancy was a crossword queen and enjoyed playing cards and hosting many family occasions at their home. She was the true center of her home and a wise, gentle and valuable counselor to everyone she knew.

After living in Broome County, New York for over seventy years, their commitment to family led Nancy and Don to pull up their roots and move to Delaware, Ohio to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

In her final years she was strong and faithful through many health difficulties.  Even in the midst of her own personal health battles, her concern for others was always before herself.  Words will never be able to express the void her passing brings to so many.  She is now playing ukulele and harmonizing in heaven with her sister Ellie and dear mother whom she has missed every day since her passing in 1991.  She is free.

A Celebration of Life Honoring Nancy Lee Frayer Williams will be Sunday, July 15th, 2018. Guests will be received at 12:00 p.m., and the memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m., family reception to follow.

Donations can be made to benefit cancer research. To donate please access her granddaughter’s Pelotonia (Danielle Baiocchi) account at the following link: Public Rider Profile | Pelotonia | One Goal

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your mother was much loved and she touched the lives of many people. Danielle always spoke fondly of her as the family “rock”. You are such a close and loving family that I feel confident that you will follow your mother’s example and provide support for one another through this challenging time of transition. Please know that I, my family and everyone in the early childhood program are keeping you in our prayers.
    Much love,

  • Our sincerest condolences tlo the family of cousin Nancy; may God bless her loving family and may she rest in peace. Our memories are from early years of our lives and we were so young and always happy to see Aunt Marge and her family; of Binghamton North High School, and of Cortese Restaurant. Such wonderful memories. Sending our love, Tom and Fran Hull.

  • Please accept our condolences and have the strength from God during this time of sorrow we hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For it we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. ” Can bring conform to the family in these distressing times as well. Knowing that our love ones will be resurrected.

  • Much love and prayer for you all. She was joyful to be around and an awesome ukulele player.
    Don and Anna Simones, Pam and Tori