October 30, 2008
October 30, 2008
Name: Isma M. Pritchard
Date of Death: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Residence: Rome, NY
Obituary: Isma M. Pritchard, 86, of 623 Healy Ave., Rome, passed away on October 30, 2008, in Rome Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side. She was born on November 12, 1921, in Tupper Lake, the daughter of Arthur and Jennie Dumas LaForest. She was a graduate of Augustinian Academy in Carthage, NY. On April 26, 1946, Isma was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart and love of her life, Homer E. Pritchard in Carthage. Mr. Pritchard passed away on October 24, 1994, after forty-eight wonderful years with his wife.
Isma sold for Popular Club Plan for fifty years.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Henry P. Smith Post #24 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Rome V.F.W. Post 2246 Ladies Auxiliary.
Isma was a wonderful, loving, and caring woman to her family and to all who knew her and loved her. She always thought about everyone else before herself. We all could not have asked for a better mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. We will miss her beautiful face, loving smile, and heartfelt hugs and kisses. We will also miss her daily phone calls and her sweet and happy voice saying “hello”.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Woodward, Janet and Jeff Spink, and Janice and Karl Warren, all of Rome; two sisters, Ramona Smith, of Coshocton, Ohio, and Elizabeth Pritchard, of Rochester; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Roxanne LaForest, of Rome; five grandchildren, Melanie and her husband, Ben Wood, of Sandy Creek, Stacy Woodward, Jason Noblett, Lee Warren and his wife, Brenda, and Justin Warren, all of Rome; five great-grandchildren, Brianna Dickan, Ayden, Rhyannen, and Elyjah Warren, all of Rome, and Ryan Wood, of Sandy Creek; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Tony Garcia, of Texas; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Bill and Mary Pritchard, of Texas, and Rick Pritchard, of Nevada; special and loving friends, her cat, Tigger, and bird, Baby; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Isma was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Benware, a sister-in-law, Susie Pritchard, three brothers-in-law, Ronnie, Robert, and Gene Pritchard.
Isma’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to her nephew and his wife, Gene and Elise Pritchard, for all they have done for her; Elise was her ray of sunshine. They would also like to thank her nurses and aides of 2 North, especially Debbie Tebo, who came and fed Isma on her day off. A special thanks to the doctor she loved, Dr. Cyrille Cucio.
Services: Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 9:45 AM at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., and a Mass of the Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 10:30 AM where the Rev. Philip A. Hearn will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Contributions may be made in Isma’s memory to the Humane Society of Rome, Inc, PO Box 4572, Rome, NY 13442. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at www.nunnandharper.com.