Nancy's Story

MACHIAS - Nancy Lynn Mallar Minder, age 32 of Machias, Maine and Greenwood Lake, New York, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY as a result of health-related complications.

She was born to John and Sheila Reynolds Mallar in Ellsworth, Maine on February 7, 1983.

Nancy graduated from Machias Memorial High School 2001. Nancy later attended University of Maine Farmington, University of Maine Machias and Washington County Community College in pursuance of an English degree.

Growing up in Machias and later moving with her husband to both Friendship, Maine and Greenwood Lake, New York, Nancy formed strong, close relationships throughout the years with many acquaintances. Nancy was a kind, loyal person who enjoyed life and all the wonderful things it had to offer. An avid animal lover and owner all her life, Nancy's true passion and joy was that of her five children. Becoming a mother at the age of 25, Nancy's most valuable contribution to this world were the beautiful, precious lives to which she selflessly gave birth. Nancy's strength and endurance during these years is to be both admired and applauded.

Nancy is survived by her husband, John Minder; five children Hannah Maya, Hunter Zane, Mikaela Autumn, Ella Morgan and Aria Rain Minder; parents John and Sheila Mallar; sister Tracey Mallar Johnson; father-in-law Bill Minder, Sr. and mother-in-law Lucy Minder of Rockland. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

Upon her families' request, Nancy was cremated. A church service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Machias.
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