Nancy A. Kisil (Anastasia Lena), 95, formerly of South Burlington, Vermont, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2023, at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington, surrounded by her family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Nancy was born on August 17, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to Ukrainian parents William and Mary (Prytula) Monk.
Nancy grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where she studied the Ukrainian language and dance. Nancy traveled back and forth to Montreal to play the mandolin in a band where she met the love of her life, Peter. They married in 1951 and moved to Montreal, Canada, to begin their lives and start a family. Nancy and her family moved to Vermont in 1978. She was considered the grandmother of the neighborhood by her loving neighborhood friends.
Nancy was very loving and dedicated to raising her children and granddaughter and spent many hours teaching and sharing her art talent of ceramics, painting, knitting, baking and cooking. Nancy always surrounded the family home with beautiful flower gardens.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 72 years, Peter Kisil, her son Michael Kisil and his wife Patricia Jackson, her daughter Tina Bemis (Kisil) and husband Michael Bemis, granddaughter Meaghan Anna Sheehan and fiancé Nicholas Corrigan, grandson Erik Bemis, brother-in-law Fred Kisil and Dixie, nephews Tim and Wanda Monk, Chuck Jackson and Steven Monk. She was predeceased by her brothers Sam and Dan Monk, and sisters Pearl Jackson, Lillian Monk and Helen Monk.
Nancy will be honored with a celebration of life by family and close friends at a future date.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the loving end-of-life care provided by the caregivers and staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare and by Bayada Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Cremation Society of Chittenden County, a division of the Ready Family. To send online condolences to the family please visit cremationsocietycc.com.