Nancy Jean Kisil Langer

nancy jean langer
Nancy Jean Kisil Langer, d. Nov. 23, 2010. Born Nov. 29, 1930 in Berwick, PA. Pre-deceased by parents Nicholas & Mary Serbin Kisil, & husband Stuart M. Langer. Her early years were spent in Berwick, PA, New Britain & New Haven. Graduate of Hillhouse class of 1948. Graduate of Grace New Haven School of Nursing, class of 1951; Bachelor of Science, SCSU, 1977. Nancy loved to travel, sing, dance, play the piano, violin, & accordion. Lifetime member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church of New Haven where she was part of the church choir; the League of Ukrainian Catholics; former president of the Immaculate Conception Society; a founding member of Veselka Ukrainian dance ensemble, and founding member and past president of Mr. & Mrs. Club. Founding member & soloist of Connecticut's Yevshan vocal ensemble. Toured Ukraine with the Dumka choir of New York & performed in the U.S. & Canada with Hamden's Silk'n'Sounds. Recently, she was part of Hamden's Miller Community Wii bowling team & community choir. She worked at YNHH, Arden House of Hamden, Brook Hollow HCC of Wallingford – acting administrator; Director of Nurses, Inservice & Infection Control Coordinator (22yrs). Mother of Donna Catherine Langer Lodynsky, & husband Jerry R., of Cheshire ; Hope Jean Langer-Marshall, & husband Bruce W. of Plainville . Grandmother of Adam Thomas Lodynsky of NYC; Andrew Michael Lodynsky of Cheshire ; Stuart Johann Langer-Marshall & Nadia Jean Langer- Marshall of Plainville . Godmother of Mark W. Buciak, Newington , & Kenneth Serbin, Navarre , Florida . Also survived by aunt Anne Serbin Havel, Farmington ; nephews & nieces John & Daina Serbin of Lebanon ; Robert & Maryann Serbin of Southington , Jerry Havel of Farmington ; Gary & Fran Prestash of Hamden; and Mark & Cheryl Havel of Barkhamsted. Friday, Nov. 26, 5-8 PM; Panakheda service at 7 PM at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Funeral Sat., Nov. 27, 10 AM, St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George Street, New Haven. Donations to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church Fund, New Haven, CT.

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  1. Nancy was such a vibrant soul. We will all miss her. Donna & Hope – our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love, Mark & Cheryl

  2. Donna,my thoughts are with you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a parent — even when you think you are prepared, it’s still difficult. I will always remember your mother as one of our most faithful concert attendees (even though she sometimes fell asleep). I’m glad I was able to meet her. Take care and keep singing! –Sally

  3. To the family of Nancy deepest sorrow goes out to you. Nancy was one of my closest school mates since Troop Jr. High School thru the class of ’48 at Hillhouse High School. We were in the orchestra together at both locations. Nancy always introduced me at reunion time prior to performing on the trumpet. Her late husband, Stuart, was a very close friend in addition. I always paid a visit when returning to New Haven. Once again…Nancy Langer will be missed.

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