June Nanny Albany, 73, formerly resided with her daughter at the 6100 block of Silversmith Court, passed on to be with the Lord while hospitalized at Chesapeake General Hospital after an extended illness on Sunday October 28th 2001.
June Nanny was born May 20th, 1928 in Malden, Massachusetts and was the daughter of William Albert and Ruth Agnes Hosley Collyer. After completing high school she worked in various capacities as a nursing assistant and later returned to schooling to become an LPN. In later years after moving to Virginia Beach, June did private duty including working at Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. In addition to working outside the home, Nanny helped her daughter with her sons, Frank and David, by taking care of them so that she could work. Nanny had the honor of seeing her daughter’s children being born. Also, seen them graduate as they promised her! So, although she had Frank and David closest to her, she had a special message for all her Grandchildren:
”I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. PLEASE REMEMBER ME & AT LEAST ONE PRECIOUS MOMENT WE HAD TOGETHER. IF YOU CAN NOT, JUST REMEMBER I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU.”
She was married in 1952. Six children were born of that marriage. Two of her sons, Francis R. and Jeffrey E. have preceded her in death, along with her mother Ruth A., father William A., brother John A. Collyer and his wife Shirley. June’s interests have included playing Yahtzee, dancing, and watching movies. In addition, June was an ardent golf fan who always watched the tournaments and rooted for her favorite guy, Greg Norman The Shark.
One daughter and four sons survive June Nanny, the children’s father John W. Albany, retired of Cleveland, OH, also survives his late ex-wife. Christina M. caregiver for Mom of Va. Beach; Curtiss P. Merchant Marine of Norfolk; Eric J. Project Manager of Porstmouth and John W. III Police Officer and wife Debbie of Brooklyn, OH.
Her siblings also survive Nanny, Mrs. Hazel Jarosky a.k.a. Auntie Hazel of Windham, NH; Mr. William Collyer a.k.a. Uncle Bill of Saluda, NC and Ms. Patricia Loring a.k.a. Auntie Pat of Bourne, MA.
Grandchildren: Francis J. Frank Albany, David Lee Albany of Va. Beach; Heather Bowles of Va. Beach; John W. Albany, IV, Daniel Albany, Amy Albany, Kevin Albany of Brooklyn, OH; Jennifer Albany of Birmingham, AL; Michael Chapman and Curtiss Albany of Chesapeake, VA; Stephanie Hinkle of Brunswick, OH; Amanda and Joey Smithey of Portsmouth, VA.
Great-grandson: Patrick; great-granddaughter to be born in December 2001.
June Nanny has a school full of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles who she cherished.
On July 4, 2001, Nanny was blessed once more. An angel named Pam came to her and put her under her wing and never looked back. This is when Nanny went to live at Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia where she found an instant extended family. The love and care they gave her was remarkable. Thank you Barbara, Sheila and Lori.
Nanny made many friends while only being there a short while. Frank said all she had to do was smile. Two special ladies. . . Carmella and Regina who shared laughter and tears.
A viewing and visitation with the family will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462, on Wednesday, October 31, 2001, from 7-9 PM. There will be a service at 8:00 PM for those wishing to attend. Cremation will take place on Thursday and her ashes will be returned to the daughter and arrangements will be made at a later date for Nanny to finally be with her other sons.
”REST IN PEACE MOM”
Hi Christina this is Chris I got your email but lost it can you email me again 440 243 2470 home no. Love chris
Hi Mom, It really stinks I have to write instead of talking to you but hopefully you know that I do write and talk and think about you every day. It’s ironic that the 28th took both you and Punk. Two more months and I have had to live without you for 13 years. I wish I could just see you when I talk to you. My beautiful Mom now has my handsome, loving Son. For reasons I’ll never understand until I’m really with you all again. I just can’t bare all these losses. I would live in a cardboard box if I could have you and dad, my brothers and my son back with me. But life doesn’t work that way so until I can put my arms around all of you, I know you are watching over Punk now and he might even be happy being there because here on earth life’s is hell so I truly believe in Heaven. Keep your #1 safe, warm and comforted and please give my boy a kiss and hug for me everyday at least once. If I could see you, I’m sure you’re smothering Punk with all the Love he can handle. I miss you. I miss our talks. I miss your smile. Heck I even miss you calling my Christina Marie when you were mad at me. I miss everything Mom. Life has not been easy without you because I could always count on you. But The Lord needs great people and I guess that’s why he’s taken all of my family. You were not just my mom, you were my best friend. I love and miss you dearly. Take Care _üíú and I know you have Punk in your arms again _üíú
I love you. I miss you. Your forever heartbroken daughter. Chrissy
Hi Nanny, Boy has it been a miserable 4 1/2 years without you. I think of you everyday and always will. Mon 6-19, dad went in the hospital, Tue 6-20, Punk gets into an auto accident, scared but not hurt and then after that we find out Haley had to go to the hospital for her asthma. That all in two days, I could write a book about the last four years. I talk to you all the time and wait to see if some sign tells me that you are here with me, if there is, I have not picked up on it yet, I like to think I am strong to deal, I would be if you were here with me. My best guide and supporter has left to be with the angels and that is ok, but it don’t make me miss you any less. I miss you everyday, people say oh it will get easier, well I wonder when that is going to happen. Because I miss you today just as much as I did when they took you away from me on 10-28-01. I know we will see each other again, but it don’t make it any easier living without my mom. I wish I could express in words to people so they would truly understand what you meant to me.
I love you just as much today and always will mom continue loving and thinking and missing you.
Heart-broke daughter, Chrissy
Hi Nanny, I hope you are OK & are with our family that has crossed over & you are not alone. I still worry about you because I love you still so very much as I did when you were living. Well Haley is One year old today or yesterday now 20th& her party is at McDonalds on the 21st. I feel at times like she sees someone, the way she looks up into space & talks & waves her little hand. I hope that it is you all the time & wish I could get some kind of sign that you are still here with Haley & I. Maybe you do & I am missing them. I wish that I could see your beautiful face again. Haley has a few expressions that we say “thats a nanny look”. She looks like you, but you know that because everyone tells me you can see us and you are still looking over us. I wish I could feel you if you are watching me, I need someone to watch over me because since you have been gone, I have been a real mess, health and emotional wreck. I need my mom, always did, always will. I will never get over losing you.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOM…TAKE CARE FOR NOW & FOREVER,GOOD NIGHT NANNY, I LOVE YOU.
YOUR FOREVER LOVING & GRATEFUL DAUGHTER FOR HAVING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL MOM LIKE MINE.
“I LOVE YOU” CHRISSY
I have always and shall forever love you mom.
I wished that you could have seen Patrick more. You’d be so proud of him. I know that you are now looking down on us from heaven. We Love and Miss you.
Mom, I feel this is the only way I have to be close to you now. We’ve been apart 6 months today and it is as painful and hollow as the day you left my side. I will NEVER GET OVER LOSING YOU NANNY.
You were always there for me, now I am SOOOO LOST, I CAN’T FIND MY WAY BACK…
I NEED MY MOM.
I know one thing…..I loved you just as much as you loved me!
No one will or could ever take your place, I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MOM.
I miss you so much, I can not stand it and no one understands the bond we had together. Not just mother/daughter, we had a true friendship. Not only did I lose my mom, I lost my best friend.
This is something I WILL NEVER GET OVER……..
I hope you are resting in peace.
Mom/Nanny, Today is July 12, 2014. Two weeks ago today, Punk came to be with you. Please keep him in your arms and love him like we all loved him here on earth. I know you will for Frankie Punk was your “#1” My heart is broke but knowing all my family that have passed on and left this world are together and now embracing my son, that’s some comfort. I miss you! I love you!!
Your Little Girl, Chrissy
Nanny / Mom, Today is February 5, 2014. I miss you today just as much, maybe even more now than the day The Lord took you home. Always thinking of and about you, everyday. I miss you Mom. I love you Mom
Nanny, I’LL NEVER FORGET YOU.
We were always there for each other. A great part of me died as I layed on you as you as you took your last breath on Oct 28. Mom, I feel so lost, so empty. I will never be the same without you. I am proud to be your daughter. I’ll miss you soooooo much. I will always love you forever and a day. love your daughter Chris “Me”
Nanny, it’s been a little over four weeks our little boy, my Punk and your # 1 came to be with you and dad. I just wish I knew why Punk had to leave me so soon. You seen his baby girl before she was ever born and you even told us what Haley was going to look like. It was an amazing time but now Haley has to live without her daddy. I hope and pray Frankie is being held in your arms if this is possible. I wish you could give me a clue or vision why this tragedy had to happen. I never got over your passing, then dad and now Punkie. To tell the truth if it weren’t for Davey, Haley and your new great grandson Aidan and Chuck, I would love to join you all. But I guess I have to suffer on this earth for lord knows how long without all of you. Please take care of our boy if you can. I love you Mom. I love you Dad. I love you Punk. Rest in Peace. Someday we will be together again I miss you all and just don’t know how to live without any of you _üíî _üíú _üíô
HEART BROKEN FOR LIFE.
YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER
YOUR HEARTBROKEN LOVING MOM
To family this Christina Collyer Anut June neice my father is John Collyer sorry to about your mom my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, I have gone thru my first xmas and my birthday without you by my side mom and it was the worst feeling and time. I am completely lost without you. I just can’t get my life together, I miss you so much mom. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART. YOU WERE, YOU ARE, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE VERY BEST FRIEND.
I LOVE YOU MOM.
Yesterday 28 October 2001 was one of the worst days. Thirteen years yesterday I lost my best friend. My Mom _üíú_üòª. I have never gotten over the loss of you and the moments we have missed together over the years. Since my brothers deaths and you, then dad and your #1grandson. I can’t handle all this loss. Now I don’t get to see Haley. Your beautiful great granddaughter. You have another beautiful great granddaughter, her name is Sabrina. All these times you should be here to experience. I pray to The Lord everyday that you, dad and Punk are together in Heaven. I know in my heart Punk didn’t want to leave me or Haley but things don’t always work out like we want. I know now how you felt when you and dad lost Frank and Jeff. You live on this earth lost and in constant pain and life as we knew it before, will never be the same for we aren’t the same people after losing a child. It’s been a rough 13 years without you mom. I don’t have anyone that I could tell anything too and knew it wouldn’t go any farther. I miss you mom _üòª I hope my family is all together. Curt and E J have totally disowned what family they have left on this earth. So much that they didn’t even go to their nephews service but they sure did take credit about how much involved they were in the raising of MY BOYS. We know that’s bull!! But if it makes them feel better, they have to answer for their decisions in life.
Mom, you were the BEST OF THE BEST MOMS ON THIS EARTH.
I LOVE YOU _üíú
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, you were loved way to much to ever be forgotten.
I MISS YOU DEARLY _üòª
REST IN PEACE _üôè_üë__üôè
Your Loving Daughter…Chrissy