Obituary of Nancy Welter Ottati
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Schenectady-Nancy W. Ottati, 79, of Schenectady passed away Thursday November 24, 2022 at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on March 5, 1943 in Staten Island, NY, the daughter of Richard G. Welter and Anne “Gert” (Parker) Welter. She was a 1960 graduate of Curtis High School and 1964 graduate of Wagner College. She began her teaching career in Plainsfield, NJ before marrying and moving to Schenectady, NY where she taught in the Schenectady Public School system for over 35 years and was a member of both the Schenectady Federation of Teachers and the NY State United Teachers unions. After retiring from teaching, Nancy enjoyed many years of volunteer work in and around Schenectady including Sunnyview Hospital Auxiliary, AAUW, the Red Hats, the Proctors Guild and the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library, as well as traveling with her husband, family & friends. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Michael A. Ottati, Jr, of Schenectady and her loving and adoring children Christopher M. Ottati and his husband David Rivera of Brooklyn and Andrew R. Ottati, his wife Maureen and their 3 children, Colden, Vance and Mallari, of Schenectady. She is also survived by many cousins and a large extended family, as well as a large and extended group of amazing and loving friends, co-workers/volunteers and neighbors made over her many years in Schenectady. Calling hours for Nancy will be held from 11:00am to 12:30pm followed by a prayer service at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 30th at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan Street, Schenectady. Burial will be private at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Schenectady. Nancy’s family wishes to thank the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at Ellis Hospital ICU for the loving and compassionate care she received in her final days and hours.