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Nancy Jean D'Auria
Passed: Saturday August 10, 2019

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our loving and devoted mother, Mrs. Nancy Jean “Deige” King D’Auria, age 96, of Uniontown, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her lifelong home, surrounded by three generations of her beloved family, to be reunited with her loving husband. She was born in her lifelong home on December 15, 1922. She was the eldest daughter of the late Harvey C. King, Sr. and Margaret Doyle King. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her one and only love, Vincent O. D’Auria, Jr.; her beloved daughter, Nancie Jane and beloved son-in-law, William P. Hutchinson; sisters, Marion L. Opperman, Margaret Jane Garrow; brothers, Harvey C. King, Jr., Edward A. King and Gerald (Hooter) King; brothers-in-law, Albert Opperman, Fred Garrow, Pasquale and Thomas D’Auria; and sister-in-law, Delma D’Auria. Nancy or Deige, her nickname that her younger brother gave her as he couldn’t say her name and it stuck. She was a 1941 graduate of Uniontown High School. In 1935 she met the love of her life, Vincent, who became her loving and devoted husband, April 9, 1943. She travelled from her hometown to Fresno, CA by train to marry before Vince left for overseas to serve his county in WWII. Together, they celebrated 70 years of a beautiful marriage and a strong love, that was one in a million. First and foremost was the love of her family. She was a devoted wife, a fun loving mother, who always gave her time and heart, an adoring grandmother and great grandmother, loving aunt and great friend to all who knew her. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. She had a vivacious personality and could always make you laugh. She made friends everywhere she went. She was a favorite mom among all the neighborhood kids and her daughters friends and always willing to lend a helping hand, or a listening ear, or a hug. Something her loved ones heard about her so often was “To know her was to love her!” Some of Nancy’s passions, activities and interests were sewing her daughter’s clothes, cooking and baking a delicious variety of food and goodies, her house plants and flowers, singing and dancing, and her doll collection. Nancy volunteered for various charities (Red Cross, Cancer Society, Heart Association, Community Chest, and Mental Health. She was secretary-treasurer of The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Jr. Civic League, Chamber of Commerce and PTA. She was also a model for Kaufman’s and Metzler’s Department Stores. An exciting time for Nancy was when she competed for the Mrs. Pennsylvania contest, having first won many local titles; Mrs. Uniontown, Mrs. Fayette County, Mrs. Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Mrs. MFG Light and Heat Co. She was regional winner of the cookoff for Mrs. America contest, Mrs. USA Keds. She went all the way to Harrisburg for Mrs. Pennsylvania. She was employed at Metzler’s Department Store, Goodwill Industries and the fashion coach for all the fashion shows she arranged there for their special needs employees and PENNDOT and a volunteer at the Uniontown Hospital. She shared a lifelong love of jazz, along with her husband and their favorite was Stan Kenton, who was a personal friend. She always had music on at home. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pirate fan for her whole life alongside her husband and family. She was a lifelong member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. Left to cherish Nancy’s memory are her children, Patricia L. D’Auria Hutchinson, Marian L. D’Auria (Jimmy Daniels) and Susan M. Pellegreen and husband Earl; grandchildren, Bill Hutchinson (Erica), Melissa Keith (Brent), Jane Cluss Gasch (Tommy), Noah Proud, Ian V. Custer (Nichole), Nathan Custer (Kristina), Alyssa M. Schooley (Justin) and Ryan Schooley (Natalia); great grandchildren, Lyndey and Connor Proud, Garrett and Mia Hutchinson, Emily and Hannah Keith, Aubrie and Gabbie Custer and Kya Custer, Brooklyn and Jaxson Rodamer, Bria and Amari Williams, Kennedy and Addison Schooley; brother, Larry King; sisters-in-law, Suzanne King, Geraldine King and Corrine D’Auria; many beloved nieces and nephews and a few special friends she held close to her heart. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where the family will receive family and friends on Friday, August 16th from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Prayers of Transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Nancy to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Attention: 2012 DC Purple Stride/Team Hutch, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, www.pancan.org or the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15401. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page. Parrish Wake service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

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