Date of Birth September 6, 1942
Date Deceased June 2, 2023
Hometown Pulteney
Home State N.Y.
Service Date June 9, 2023
Service Time 1 p.m.
Service Location Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, HAMMONDSPORT

Nancy Lee Hutches Snyder

 PULTENEY – Nancy Lee Hutches Snyder (80) of Pulteney, NY born on September 6, 1942 passed quietly on Friday (June 2, 2023) in Bath, NY.

A 1960 graduate of Hammondsport Central School, Nancy earned a nursing degree from St. James Mercy School of Nursing in Hornell, NY. Fresh from nursing school and recently married to Larry Snyder, Nancy worked at hospitals in Cooperstown, NY, Oneonta, NY and Turners Falls, MA. They returned to Pulteney in about 1975 with their two children. Nancy began working at Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath where she stayed until retiring in 2016.  During her career she was a floor nurse, an ambulatory surgery nurse and an emergency room nurse.  Her extended time on the night shift in the ER earned her the nickname: “Nancy Night Nurse” (NNN). After retirement, she remained part of her beloved nursing community as a member of two different retired nursing groups, The Golden Oldies and The Cougars.

Nancy believed strongly in “doing for others” and was known throughout her community for demonstrating this. Inspired by her late husband of 45 years, she organized the community’s annual CROP-walk, raising funds to help fight hunger. Neighbors and community members never hesitated to call on her for minor medical help and advice with sprains, strains, wound care, prescribed injections, or anything else that fell within her skill set, including company, companionship, gardening, or baking. She filled her time by caring for and helping all in her community.

She served as an Elder of the Pulteney Presbyterian Church where she was an active and involved member for 42 years. Nancy also volunteered as an emergency medical technician (EMT) with the Pulteney Volunteer Ambulance Corps for 43 years, serving as the captain, the QA/QI Officer, the Medical Director Liaison, the Clinical Instructor for EMT classes, and finally Medical Advisor for the Town of Pulteney. Nancy was recognized in 2019 by the New York State Office of the Aging for her outstanding volunteer contributions and awarded special recognition by NY State Senator O’Mara.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence “Larry” E.; daughters, Adair and Kelly; son, Brett R.; and parents, Maurice and Louise Hutches.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Teresa Brooks; grandchildren Brandon, Sheila, Scott, Tony, Grayden, Fletcher, Nigel, Aliyah; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo; sister, Carolyn (Gib) Dassance; nieces, Lynette (Don) Tracy, Cynthia (Mac) McHenry; cousin, Donnie (Pat) Hutches; her sisters-in-law, Diane (Terry) Peacock, Donna (Robert) Craig, Debbie (Lewis) Hall; many great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear friends, all of whom she loved immensely.

Calling hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday (June 9, 2023) at the Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., HAMMONDSPORT, followed by a funeral service at 1p.m. officiated by Rev. Don Peek.

Reception luncheon at Pulteney Fire Hall at 3 PM will follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulteney Volunteer Ambulance, Pulteney Presbyterian Church, or the Pulteney Free Library in honor of her memory and service.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Nancy’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Nancy are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.






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8 Responses

  1. I am very saddened to hear about Nancy’s passing….she was one of my mom’s best friends; she was at our house the day my mom passed…..kind hearted, compassionate, friendly, always smiling…..My sincerest condolences t

  2. Nancy was very special to the Snyder Family reunion. She and Larry were dedicated to family, I will miss her friendship and advice. Fly high with the angels.

  3. I came to know Nancy over the years working at IDMH and continued to enjoy her through the ‘Golden
    Oldies’ (retired nurse group). Nancy was committed to keeping that group viable including sending frequent reminder postcards and updates. Nancy was a very strong, kind, competent, woman of faith who
    Valued friendships and let those friends know their value to her. When son Brett’s diagnosis of cancer was
    Known about the same time my husbands head/neck cancer diagnosis she was devastated but through it
    All….continued to support me…keeping us in prayer chains etc. Now I can only pray friend, that you are truly, “resting in peace,” in your eternal home. NNN, you will be missed!!

  4. There will never be a better person than Nancy. Full of compassion (her cards were a great boon to all) but no nonsense. Just ask any of us who had the privilege of working with her both at the ER and in EMS. She truely earned all her honors and then some. I shall miss her smiling face and our many conversations. Rest in peace.

  5. Nancy’s skill set was to serve others big or small, animal or human, regardless of color, religion, thought process or behavior. She was the consummate professional and would be nursing today if it wasn’t for those “darn” computers. Thank you “darlin” for being a wonderful example to all. You will be sorely missed!!!

  6. This is my second comment.
    Last January Nancy and I spoke for 1 1/2 hours about everyone. We had the best talk. And it ended with us both laughing. So glad I had that opportunity.
    My sympathies to the Snyder family!

  7. I am so glad my husband and I had a chance to get to know Nancy – such a funny, witty, caring, no nonsense lady. I will always remember her Christmas parties with decorations all through the house, her beautiful flowers, her words of encouragement and her readiness to lend a hand. We have lost one of the good ones.

  8. I remember seeing Nancy at the IDM Emergency room when she a nurse there, and I brought in my patients by Ambulance, as I was an EMT when I was younger. She was always funny, and always ready to help. She will be missed by many.

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