Nancy DeGroat

Nancy E. DeGroat

1945 - 2019

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Obituary of Nancy E. DeGroat

Ms. Nancy E. DeGroat of Newburgh, NY died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown.  She was 73.

She was born April 12, 1945 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Roy Decker and the late Hilda M. Morgan Decker. She was also predeceased by her adoptive parents, who raised her, the late Clarence and Ida Comfort.

Nancy worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY.

A Family Statement Read: She was a compassionate, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had unconditional love for her family and friends.

Surviving are:

3 Sons: Stewart W. DeGroat, Jr. and his companion, Gert Parks                Middletown, NY

            Robert M. DeGroat, Sr. and his girlfriend, Kelly Henken                   Newburgh, NY

            Joseph A. DeGroat and his fiancé, Wanda Green                            Harris, NY

Father of her children: Stewart W. DeGroat, Sr.                                            Middletown, NY

3 Half Siblings of her children: Tanya DeGroat, Jonathan DeGroat, and Brittney DeGroat who had the respect of Nancy as if they were her biological children

5 Siblings: John Decker, Blanche Banghart, Karen Comfort, Miles Comfort and Shawn Comfort.

11 Grandchildren: Mark Gordon and his wife Marissa, Maurice Lewis and his wife Amanda, Shameeka Lewis, Keesha Lewis, Stewart DeGroat III, Mark DeGroat and his girlfriend Holly Powers, Robert DeGroat Jr. and his wife Tina, Alyssa DeGroat, Isaiah DeGroat, Matthew DeGroat and Michael DeGroat

18 Great-Grandchildren

Also several nieces, nephews and cousins

Nancy was predeceased by her daughter, Mary E. DeGroat; grandson, Anthony J. DeGroat; sister, Doreen Holifield; and brother, Geno Comfort.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00am at Pine Grove Cemetery, Rose Lane, Matamoras, PA with Rev. Dominic Reyes officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit

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Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Pine Grove Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Matamoras, Pennsylvania, United States