THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Nancy J. Molignoni
Issue Date: September 26, 2019
Nancy J. Molignoni, 86, of Marinette, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area after a lengthy illness.
She was born on August 1, 1933, to the late Clement and Anna (Menapace) Molignoni in Menominee and graduated from Menominee High School in 1951. Following school, she went for training as an X-ray Technician at the Milwaukee Hospital. After working in manufacturing for a short period of time, she returned to college at Illinois State University from 1963-66 obtaining her BA in Physical Education and a Math minor.
She spent two years teaching in Wheeling, IL and then two in Tempe, AZ. While there she obtained her Masters from Arizona State. She taught advanced math classes during her 30 year teaching career, mostly with the Las Vegas School District, retiring in 1993.
In her younger years, she was very athletic, playing softball well into her 40's. She also enjoyed golf and tennis. In 1976, she won the Twin City Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament in Menominee and while in Las Vegas the team she coached won the State Girls Basketball Title. She loved golfing and was a member of Little River Ladies Golf League.
Traveling was also a big part of her life. She had her Private and Instrument Rated Pilot licenses, owning two airplanes, flying them from Las Vegas to Menominee quite frequently. In 2008, she moved full time to Marinette. Nancy was a member of Holy Family Parish.
Nancy is survived by nine nieces and nephews: John (Ellen) Farley, Barbara Curtis, Mike (Cindy) Farley, Tim (Julie) Farley, David Farley, Tom (Debbie) Farley, Jane (Phil) Cross, Edie (Randy) Wayne, and Ann (Mark) Gmach; many great-nieces and nephews and special friend, Mary Ann Engen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathryn (Lloyd) Toutant and Geraldine (John) Farley and an infant brother, Clement Molignoni Jr.
Visitation will be held at Holy Family Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Saturday, September 28th from 1-2pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2pm with Fr. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank all of her wonderful and compassionate caregivers over the years.