Nancy J. Remka, 69, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Robert P. Remka.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 27, 1947. She was a daughter of the late Earl J. and Barbara (Allen) McCartney.

Nancy grew up in Providence, she was a graduate of Hope High School and had received her Associate’s Degree from Johnson and Wales College. In 1970 Nancy suffered a stroke but managed to work as a volunteer at both Grand Islander Center and at Forest Farm Nursing Center in Middletown in the 1980’s. Nancy also had worked at the Newport Hospital coffee shop.

Nancy is survived by her husband Bob and her cousins, Bob Allen and David Allen from Massachusetts. She was the mother of the late Paul B. Remka who passed away last February in Florida.

A private service will take place at the family’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).