Nancy Louise Pender, 53


Mass of Christian BurialNancy's Life CelebrationNancy Louise Pender, 53, of Lexington Park, MD died February 7, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born October 26, 1959 in Buffalo, NY, she is the daughter of Stanislaus Profic and Mary Ziolo Profic of Bellingham, WA.

Nancy honorably served in the United States Navy from November 24, 1978 to July 19, 1988 as a Photograph's Mate and Dental Technician. On July 17, 1980, Nancy married her beloved husband, Bryan Anthony Pender, in Pensacola Florida. They renewed their vows on September 19, 1998 at St. Nicholas Chapel in Patuxent River, MD. Together they spent 33 wonderful years together. She was employed by IAP World Services for the past seventeen years as a Preventative Maintenance Scheduler. Nancy loved to travel to Walt Disney World, going every year for the past eleven years. She also enjoyed organizing trips for her family and friends to attend Jimmy Buffet concerts. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, and she always decorated the inside of the house. She was an avid book reader, but her favorite hobby was decorating cakes. She was self- taught and always produced "works of art" for her family, friends and colleagues. Nancy loved to spend her time with her family, including her dog, Petunia.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Nancy is survived by her children, Samantha Pender of Lexington Park, MD and Derek Pender (Amanda) of Lexington Park, MD; her siblings, Christine Profic of Bellingham, WA, Ann Coberly (William) of Bellingham, WA and Michael Profic (Jennifer) of Boise, ID, and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends for Nancy's Life Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Joseph Calis at 1 PM. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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