In Celebration of

Nancy D’Olimpio (nee Jeles)

January 19, 1955 -  March 4, 2023

It is with profound sadness that the family of Nancy D’Olimpio (Jeles) announce her unexpected passing at the age of 68. Nancy was born on January 19, 1955, in Simcoe, ON. After a brief illness, she peacefully passed away, on March 4, 2023, at the Juravinski Hospital.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her loving husband and soulmate of 44 years, Tony D’Olimpio. Nancy was the loving daughter of Pearl and Michael Jeles (predeceased) and the stepdaughter of Steven Kassay (predeceased). She will be fondly cherished by her siblings Pearl Anne Charter (David) and Lana Fawcett (predeceased). Nancy is predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfredo and Ida D’Olimpio. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Mary Gambale (Louis), Antoinette Reynolds (Peter), Franca Marchionda (Pat), and Lisa DeFelice (Mario). Nancy was a loving and caring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her warm smile and loving nature made her a joy to be around. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Nancy was a retired teacher and principal of the HWCDSB for many years. She will be fondly remembered by her many students, colleagues, and friends. She took great joy in playing the piano and was the organist at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Nancy enjoyed spending time gardening, cooking, walking, and caring for her cats.

The family would like to acknowledge and extend a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at the Juravinski Hospital (ICU) for their exceptional care and devotion to our beloved Nancy in her final days.

Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Parish on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 12:00 noon. A reception will follow at Bay Gardens Funeral Home. (Hamilton)

In Nancy’s memory, donations may be made to the Hamilton SPCA or to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.


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Carlo Gambale (Nephew)

Entered March 9, 2023 from Hannon

May you Rest in Peace Zia Nancy. Your warm smile and laugh will be missed. We cherish all the fun we had at family gatherings over the years, and appreciate all that you brought with your music and your delicious desserts as well.

John Rigitano (Friend)

Entered March 9, 2023 from Toronto

My deepest heartfelt sympathies
May you find comfort during this difficult time



Karen Tiffin (Friend)

Entered March 9, 2023 from Ayr

So very sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was a beautiful lady.

Carmen Bartucci (Freind)

Entered March 10, 2023 from Brampton Ontario

I'm so shocked and sorry to hear this. She was a caring and loving person. Always wanting to help to make people feel good.
you will be missed

Helen rusan (Church/Choir Friend)

Entered March 10, 2023 from Stoney Creek

I met Nancy when she would help out with the CWL Choir. She knew how to get us to sing - she always brought treats. From that day forward we always acknowledged each other when we were both at the same mass. Just two weeks before her passing her she gave me a big hug as we took time to catch up. I’m sure the choirs in heaven will appreciate your beautiful music but I will forever miss it.

Deepest condolences to Tony and the rest of Nancy’s family during this very sad time. 🙏🏻💕🙏🏻


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