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Anna "Nancy" Hunt

1927 - 2023


Anna "Nancy" was born in New York City on January 28, 1927 to Peter Donagher from Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland and Margaret McGrory from Glasgow, Scotland. Nancy had a younger sister, Mary, who joined the order of the Sisters of Charity. Nancy attended St. Vincent Ferrer School on Lexington Avenue and 66th Street and Cathedral High School on Lexington Avenue.

After graduating in January 1945, Nancy obtained a teller's position with Manufacturers Hanover Bank in the Empire State Building. On Saturday, July 28, 1945, at 9:49 a.m., an historic event occurred while she was working - a plane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, causing many injuries and death to 11 works of the National Catholic Welfare Council. All the bank employees were ushered safely out of the bank and had to remain until the all clear was given. Then they all had to go back into the bank to ensure there were no missing funds!

In the early 1950s, Nancy attended the wedding of her cousin. At the reception she caught the eye of a particular groomsman named Martin Hunt, and thus began their courtship and as the song says, "Going to a wedding is the making of another"! On June 25, 1955, Martin and Nancy were marred at St. Anthony's Church in the Bronx. The couple settled in Jackson Heights, NY, where daughters Margaret Mary ("Maureen"), Patricia Anne ("Patsy"), and Caroline Mary were born. In 1974 the family moved to New Hyde Park, NY.

Nancy volunteered as a CCD teacher in 1974 and continued teaching for

35 years. Sharing her deep faith and devotion to the Church with the young people of the parish. During the mid-1980s her two grandchildren arrived - Paul Martin and Claire Anne Durecko. They have both grown up to become one of New York's Finest and a brave Registered Nurse. Grandma was so very proud of them.

On a daily basis Nancy said the Rosary and watched Mass on the Catholic Faith Network. At 3:00 p.m. each day she watched the Divine Mercy and Holy Hour devotions on NET TV. Each day she prayed for her family asking that they be well and safe. We all know that she will continue doing this as she reunites with Martin.

A smile for all, a heart of gold

One of the best this world could hold

Never selfish, always kind

Beautiful memories left behind

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Anna's name to The Catholic Faith Network - Telethon 23, P. O. Box 158, Uniondale, NY 11553 (


Thursday, February 9

2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home,

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Friday, February 10

9:30 AM

Notre Dame R. C. Church

45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY


St. Raymond's Cemetery,

2600 Lafayette Avenue, The Bronx, NY


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