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Nancy Furtek

Obituary for Nancy Furtek

March 8, 2018
Furlong, Pennsylvania


Nancy (Chapkylo) Furtek, age 88, of Furlong, PA passed away at Holy Redeemer hospice on March 8, 2018.

Nancy was born on February 25, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the city with her parents and six brothers and sisters.

Nancy married Chester Furtek in 1951. The couple settled in Levittown, PA and raised their daughter, Deborah, there. Nancy and Chester moved to Furlong when their grandson was born.

Nancy traveled often with her family, even accompanying her husband on his return to the beaches of Normandy in 2014 for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Her favorite part of any adventure was returning to the home she and her husband built in Bucks County.

Nancy was strong and practical, yet playful and full of humor. Before she succumbed to cancer, she met every visitor with a thumbs-up and smile. She fought her final battle with dignity and bravery that inspired everyone who cared for her. She will be dearly missed.

Nancy was the beloved wife of her surviving husband, Chester Furtek, devoted mother of Deborah Gould and her husband James; the loving "Nana" of Noel Byrne, his wife Suzanne, their children Maya and Sam; Monique Bitros, her husband Brandon, their children Anastasia and Dexter; Holly Byrne, her daughter Sophia, her partner Anthony Latoroco, their children Autumn and Ayden; and Sean Gould.

Family and friends are invited to Nancy's Life Celebration, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday, March 14th at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902 and to participate in her Funeral Mass at 12pm. Interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 2pm.

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The family asks for donations to Fox Chase Cancer Center in lieu of flowers.

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