Nancy Jean McCann

Nancy Jean McCann

March 06, 1935 - September 10, 2011

Nancy Jean McCann

March 06, 1935 - September 10, 2011


Nancy Jean Dodd McCann was born March 6, 1935 at Aurora, IL to Leroy and Eleanor Pompa. She passed away September 10, 2011 surrounded by family at Emeritus of San Juan Capistrano, CA.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Gerald McCann of Sedona, AZ and her first husband Joseph Dodd of Cincinnati, OH. She is also survived by her brother James Barbara Pompa of Bethesda, MD. and sister Marilyn William Foote of Aurora, IL. Left to cherish her memory are her children Julie Paul Thomas, Maureen Martin Gomez Dodd, Michelle Gregory Maynard and Steven Debbie Dodd. and her stepchildren Judy Floeter, Robert McCann, Sandi McCann, Carolyn McCann, Maureen Radice and David McCann. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Ms. McCann graduated from Arizona State University where she received an undergraduate and a graduate degree. Nancy had a number of careers: a teacher, business executive, author and writer of poetry.

She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Sedona Garden Club. She was active in the Girl Power organization to support empowerment among young women. Her hobbies included tennis, collecting art, watching baseball and hiking the beautiful trails of Sedona. She traveled widely.

The last few years of her life she struggled with a progressive neurologic disease, Corticobasil Degeneration CBD.

A Memorial Service will be held September 15, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of Nancy McCann to suppport research in CBD.

To send a gift by mail, makes checks payable to CurePSP and send to:
Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases
30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201
Timonium, MD 21093

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11 responses to Nancy Jean McCann

  1. Thanks Jim. We have some great pictures from when you were at Mom’s house in Sedona just before she moved to Calif. I’m sure she enjoyed that visit with you very much. Thanks for the nice words.

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