Nancy L. Vaillancourt, 62, wife of the late William J. Vaillancourt, died early Monday morning at her home. Born in Norway, Maine, daughter of Herman L. Bedard and Phyllis Bethena Wakefield, she lived in Maine for 30 years and 32 years on the eastern coast of Florida. She had resided most of her years in Port Orange, Florida with her husband and family while working for Aunt Catfishes on the River. She lived most recently with her loving partner. Jack Smith in Edgewater. FL. Ms. Vaillancourt was a dedicated employee for the city of Port Orange at the time of her passing and donated much of her spare time to the community and local charity causes and events. She loved the outdoors, the ocean riding on motorcycles and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She grew up one of seven children and gained much of her independence through her upbringing in Maine. For many who knew Nancy she was never one to compromise her emotions or words and you always knew where you stood with her. She lived her life as a strong and independent woman until the day she died. She is survived by her daughter, Lea Hacker of Tampa, FL; and her son, Kevin Vaillancourt of Port Orange; her four grandchildren, Abrey Hoffmaster of Port Orange and Kendra, Connor and Tyler Hacker of Tampa, FL; her two sisters, Brenda Wiley, and Dodee Heath; and her three brothers, Dennis, Karl , and TJ Bedard, all from Maine.
A celebration of her life will be held in Port Orange, Florida at the VFW, 5830 S Williamson Blvd., Port Orange (386) 761-7217 from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.