Copenhagen - Nancy Lortie, 72, 14945 Watson Rd., was pronounced dead at the Samarian Medical Center, Watertown, after being stricken ill at home.

Born in Watertown on September 27, 1941, the daughter of George and Ruth Cheney Day, she attended school in Watertown. She married William Lortie on May 14, 1982 at the United Church in Copenhagen.

Mrs. Lortie was an avid gardener; she enjoyed camping and had a great love for all of her animals. She was a longtime member of the Copenhagen Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, William; her sons, Bill Lortie and Dale Seymour, both of Copenhagen and her daughter, Catherine Hayward, England. Also surviving are her siblings, Charles Day, George Day and Beverly Zalkowski; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 3:00 PM at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 10229 Washington St., Copenhagen.

Calling hours will also be held on Wednesday prior to the service, from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Copenhagen will be held in the spring.