Fancy Nancy
Nancy Scrima
  • 54 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 28, 1959
  • Date of passing: Sep 8, 2014
Let the memory of Nancy be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our lovely, Nancy Scrima who passed away on September 8, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Please help us celebrate her life on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 11am. Her memorial service will be hosted at Calavary Chapel in Lake Elsinore  (107 N. Riley St. 92530).  As most of us know, Nancy loved to make baked goods for her friends and family. In the spirit of her kindness, we invite you to bring a homemade dessert to share.

Also In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Nancy Scrima be directed to the Gilda Radner Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai.  

Gifts may be made online at: Please note that the gift is in memory of Nancy Scrima. 

Donations by mail:
Cedars-Sinai Community Relations & Development
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 2416
Attn:  Rebecca Melville
Los Angeles, CA  90048

Checks payable to Cedars-Sinai, please indicate “In memory of Nancy Scrima”

Donations may be made by phone: (310) 423.6291


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Craig Scrima on 5th August 2017

"Putting Peter's wedding ceremony together and can't come up with a story about love without you being the main focus of the story. Sure do miss you"

This tribute was added by Nicole Daly on 8th September 2016

"If I were to plant a flower for every time I miss you, I could walk through my garden forever.

Miss you Mom. Today and everyday."

This tribute was added by Jeanna Hernandez on 8th September 2016

"Still encouraged by Nancy's smile and heart, I am praying for Craig, the kids, grandkids and family she loves so dearly."

This tribute was added by Teri Mertes on 29th December 2015

"Happy Birthday Nancy.  I think of you often and miss you very much.  We have been hanging out quite often with Craig-ie and having nice times with him.  We talk of you and of all the crazy quirky things you did.  You are one of a kind.  We will see you again one day which comforts us very much."

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 28th December 2015

"I still think of Nancy often.  She was a wonderful person and left many happy memories!"

This tribute was added by lori beck on 28th December 2015

"Happy Birthday Nancy! You are forever in our hearts! Love and miss you everyday"

This tribute was added by Jeanna Hernandez on 20th September 2015

"For about 20 years her dear smile and genuine care graced my heart. It might be weeks, months, even a year or two between visits, based on the season, but there was only gain and growing  because Nancy was always the "real deal."  From a deep and precious love for Craig, their kids, family and friends, she walked in empathy while her Barnabas encouragement was perpetual.  Her childlike Joy, faith and acceptance were astoundingly amazing gifts amidst her seasoned wisdom. Prayers continue for her loved ones. Your loss is so great because you had so very much to be lost.  What a blessing that she is not lost, but multiplied, while you live her love & wisdom in Christ! Thank you for sharing her!"

This tribute was added by John Daly on 17th September 2015

"We all still miss Nancy badly, I will always remember how she would show up with several disheveled papers in her hands and her glasses crooked off her nose before you found out what was on her mind. She made us smile before she said a word."

This tribute was added by marilyn lahi on 9th September 2015

"I will always miss Nancy, her beautiful smile, her laugh, her kindness. She was an inspiration. I always wanted to hear her advice and to know that the person giving it has walked many miles knowing that the advice she gave was from the heart."

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 8th September 2015

"We were just talking about Nancy last week at work and how we still miss her.  When I arrived at work each morning, and Nancy was already there (Vista Murrieta High School), it would make my day.  She was always smiling, and she always made me feel special!  No matter what she was going through, she ALWAYS took the time to ask how I was, and she genuinely listened to the answer.  She was a beautiful person!!"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Willhoit on 21st September 2014

"I really liked Nancy's smile. It was bright and emanated strength and positivity. All said, I only saw Nancy a few times in this lifetime. But after each visit, I walked away feeling inspired by her style. She made me feel like life was so very good and worth celebrating with big smiles and laughter. My sons and I were saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. Our hearts go out to her family."

This tribute was added by Suzanne Wages on 20th September 2014

"Sister / Mama Nancy ~
Growing up as wee ones on Lomita, it was like we had a Minion of Mamas watching over all of us ~ I'm pretty sure I thought Nancy and Kay were the same person, much of the time - as when Kay was not running herd of all of us, she'd assign Nancy or Sherry & Kelly to see to all of us rug-rats, surely getting into mischief ~ I always felt the love and safety of family with the Dalys, in their home and in our AWESOME neighborhood ~ Our Chosen Neighborhood Family was the BEST.  Nancy was a fundamental, developmental touchstone of grace, humor, love and laughter.  Looking at the pictures, I can hear the Daly female contagious laughter in my heart ~ Although, it's been years, the love you planted in my soul Sister/Mama Nancy is a part of the very fabric of my being.  I am comforted that you were not in pain, were surrounded by family and were surely welcomed into the Loving Arms of G-d with the assistance of Mama Kay & Jo Mama helping guide you Home to Peace Eternal!  May the LOVE, GRACE, COMFORT, PEACE & STRENGTH of our LIVING, LOVING CREATOR, secure you and the whole family in this time ~ G-d is counting every tear and will bless the laughter & joy as you discover it, as this is what she would want for each of you!  Our love, constant prayer and loving thoughts are with you all ~ Luv & Hugs ~ Suzie (Cole) Wages, Cliff, Sherry, Shannon and Family ~"

This tribute was added by Linda Smith on 20th September 2014

"Nancy was one of the sweetest people I've ever known!  She had a way of making everyone feel special.  When doing the end-of-day dishes at VMHS, instead of asking us to move so she could pick up the floor mats, Nancy would say "I like your shoes".  Even when Nancy wasn't there, the ladies and I would say "I like your shoes" as a tribute to Nancy, and to keep her spirit with us.  I love you Nancy, and will miss you!"

This tribute was added by lisa miller on 20th September 2014

"Nancy thank you for showing us what an angel among us looks like. Blessings to all who love you."

This tribute was added by Teri Mertes on 17th September 2014

"I met Nancy just a few short years ago and got to know her and Craig at a bible study.  What a blessing.  She gave so much, always had a smile, and always the servant.  She is missed very much.  I know I will see her again in Heaven, but in the meantime we wait for that day.  We are praying for you, Craig, and your family."

This tribute was added by Maureen Green on 16th September 2014

"to Nancy's wonderful family, You are in our hearts and  prayers, I was blessed to share with Nancy and all my cousins the innocent times of childhood, idle time spent in the park, the entire day at the church picnic,  pancake breakfast, guitar mass at St John Vianney. We walked to the park, to church and to the dime store.... and many treasured memories of time spent at Grandma bakery's.  Nancy taught me to rhyme; I was intrigued by her abilities. Nancy always sharing her unconditional love with me in every moment we spent together..  how amazing Nancy was then and will be forever.   Love from Maureen (Daly)  Katie Kelly Kristin and Shawn"

This tribute was added by Madeline Cole on 15th September 2014

"My family, the Proxmires, we send our love and prayers to Nancy's family, the Dalys and the Scrimas. We are forever intertwined because of Nancy. She was an amazing friend to my mother Maggie, and a sort of aunt/sister to my siblings and I. She was and will always be such a light in our lives! She made us laugh and cry, and was the most resourceful creative genius I have ever known! Our lives were better having Nancy peak in and out at just the right times. We love you Kelly and Nicole, Andy and Aaron. We love you Tom, the brothers, and Kelly. Our prayers are with you Craig and the rest of your family. See you in heaven Nancy, making the best cakes and making Jesus laugh!"

This tribute was added by marilyn lahi on 15th September 2014

"Nancy knowing you and having you in my life has been such a blessing. You taught me so much about faith, hope, real beauty, and love. Thank you my friend, your smile and kind words will be forever missed but always in my heart. Love you."

This tribute was added by Loretta Scott on 15th September 2014

"I met Nancy through her working with her sister Kelly.  I will always remember Nancy as the wonderful woman with a huge heart who would bring us all lunch and other treats just because.  She never had to have a reason.  She just liked taking care of Kelly and her coworkers.  Even as Nancy's health deteriorated, she would still want to come take care of us.  What a truly inspirational woman.  Kelly and family, we will forever think of Nancy with love."

This tribute was added by Delia Weems on 15th September 2014

"What an absolute blessing have known Ms. Nancy!  Working with her was such an adventure.  Our worksite will always hold a place for her in our hearts.  Craig, you and all of your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.  Thank you for always including us and making us feel like a part of your wonderful family.  Her cheerful spirit is with us always and the mark she left is forever!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Boudreau on 15th September 2014

"I meet Nancy thru her youngest son Andy who married my granddaughter Catie in 2007. I feel very blessed to have known Nancy who always had the biggest smile!!  She always made and decorated some amazing cookies, cupcakes, and cakes for her three grandsons Drew, Liam, and Keith and we always looked forward to what she'd come up with next, to top what she'd done the prior year. She was a very talented, loving, one of a kind lady who will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to have met her!  My thoughts and prayers are with you all"

This tribute was added by Richard Scrima on 14th September 2014

"Heaven has become a prettier place with Nancy there."

This tribute was added by Pat HarteNaus on 14th September 2014

"We met Nancy about 6 years ago through our adult kids. From the moment we met Nancy, we became very close. Nancy became an incredible friend during those short years. We were invited to the family's Christmas Eve celebration when visiting California, we shared fun times during the fall celebrations in Chicago, and prayed together for our kids.  We will miss Nancy dearly!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Cruz on 14th September 2014

"To Nancy's Family: I was always "the other Nancy" whenever conversations confused Sami and Kendall, but it was okay, I was in great company. I've always admired the Dalys, with all their determination, humor, strength and love as a family. The best (and first) memory I have of meeting Nancy was of her in a room at the wedding reception, creating a basket weave frosting on wax paper for Kelly & Ed's wedding cake - AMAZING; that was Nancy. Our hearts go out to you all. She will be missed."

This tribute was added by Ruby Gardner on 13th September 2014

"Dear Craig and family: Rick and I will never forget that first time we spent with you, Nancy and the rest of her crazy family. It puts a smile on my face whenever I think of Nancy because that's the effect she had on everyone who came in contact with her. What a blessing it was to have had the opportunity to know her. My thoughts are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Susan Laliberte on 13th September 2014

"An Angel touched my heart
Story by Susan Laliberte added on : 09/13/2014
I met Nancy through a mutual friend, Lori Beck. The few but cherished encounters we had were always memorable and filled with giddy, unchecked laughter, especially initiated by Nancy. I am so grateful for my last adventure with her and Lori to Pasadena where we watched the Rose Bowl Parade from atop a parking garage and then at street level. We found an excellent hole-in the-wall Thai restaurant and had a scary but hilarious adventure in a "foot massage" dungeon where Nancy was teaching some non-english speaking Asians how to sing Happy Birthday and the ABC song. Our trip ended short of Lori's house where both Nancy and I had to exit the car because we were going to pee our pants from laughing. If I remember, our trip started the same way with Nancy laughing so hard on New Year's eve that she had to change her clothes. These memories I will hold on to and love forever. Nancy has touched my heart like no other person has in a long time! I love you Nancy and I will look for signs of you in my spirit."

This tribute was added by Jan Scrima on 12th September 2014

"What a wonderful tribute to Nancy. Craig, you and Nancy's family are in my thoughts and prayers.
The memory of a good person is a blessing. Proverbs 10:7"

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