Nancy Jean (McNamara) Hood

Born: Sat., Jan. 19, 1946
Died: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Melby Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

7:15 PM Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Melby Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Location: Gate of Heaven Cemetery

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Nancy Jean (McNamara) Hood

Loving Wife, Mother, & Grandmother -

Nancy Jean (McNamara) Hood, age 71, of Platteville, WI, and formerly of New Jersey, passed away at her home on Monday, November 20, 2017.  Nancy was born on Saturday, January 19, 1946 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late James McNamara and Ann (Lawless) McNamara.  In addition to her parents, Nancy is preceded in death by her sister, Patricia McNamara.

Nancy’s greatest pride and joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her survivors include her husband of 43 years, Joseph “Joe” Hood; her four children: Matthew Hood and his wife, Caryn, Fr. Jared Hood, Kristen Checcio and her husband, Robert, Carly Mahoney and her husband, Joseph; her six grandchildren; her three sisters; her two brothers; her sister-in-law; her two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to join Nancy’s family at her visitation on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service beginning at 7:15 p.m. at Melby Funeral Home, 1245 North Water Street, Platteville, WI 53818 and on Saturday, November 25, 2017 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 130 West Cedar Street, Platteville, WI 53818; with Bishop Morlino and Fr. Pedro Escibano celebrating.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Mechanicsburg on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Nancy’s family has entrusted her care to Melby Funeral Home in Platteville, Wisconsin & Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Nancy’s full obituary, view her picture, and sign her official guest books at or

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Larry and Mary Meo of Clinton
   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
Dear Joe, Matthew, Jared, Kirsten, and Carly, We are very sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. We remember Nancy as a kind, cheerful, selfless, prayerful woman. What Carly wrote in her facebook post a few days ago, about Nancy being a friend to all, is most certainly true. We feel blessed to have been your neighbors as the children were growing up. We wish we could attend the services for Nancy. I will be praying the rosary for her this evening, in spirit along with all of you. May God bless you with peace and comfort, and may He welcome Nancy into Heaven. Love always, Larry and Mary Meo and family (Katie, Larry, Timmy, and Sarah)

Sharon Linstid of Helena, Montana
   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
Dear Joe and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Nancy. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend her service tomorrow, but I will be with you in spirit. Love, Sharon and Montana

Coral Zelachowski
   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
Nancy was one of the sweetest women I've ever known. She raised 4 amazing children, one of which I've been lucky enough to call my best friend for the past 25 years (Kirsten). I've been though many seasons of life so far with Kirsten, and have had the pleasure of seeing her become an amazing wife and mother. Her dedication to her family is a direct result of the influence of her incredible mother. I know the example of strength, patience, unwavering faith, and love she had from Nancy will continue to guide not only Kirsten but all her children for the rest of their lives. May the love of our lord continue to cover you all and grant you peace and understanding during this difficult time.

Richard Mattern of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
To the entire Hood family. My condolences and prayers go out to all of you. Nancy is not suffering any more and is at peace with the Lord. May the Lord hold Nancy in the palm of His hand.

Lucy Nepi Pietsch, Myerstown, PA
   Posted Sat November 25, 2017
Dear Joe, I am saddened to learn of the loss of your lovely wife. I know the grief you are and will be experiencing. You and the family will be in my prayers & thoughts. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Much love, Aunt Lucy

Maureen Ross
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Mr. Hood and family,

I am so sad to read of Nancy's passing. What a wonderful woman she was to know - her family was her world! Nancy's faith was so strong - she was such an inspiration to all who were lucky to know her.

I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Maureen Ross

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