Memorial service for Nancy L. Mayhew, 56, of Charlestown, RI and formerly of Canton, will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Avery Funeral Home in Wakefield, RI. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial. Nancy died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her home in Charlestown, RI. There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20 at the Evergreen Cemetery, Canton.
Nancy was born in Canton on August 29, 1956, the daughter of Keith R. and Mary (Cameron) Mayhew. She graduated from Canton Central School in 1974. In addition to playing the flute in the school band, Nancy was an athlete. She was especially proud to be a member of Canton’s first girls’ soccer team. In 1978, she received a BA degree in Social Work from Elmira College. She worked many years for L&M Sheet Metal Co. Most recently she was the co-owner of J&N Cleaning Service. A marriage to Mark Levasseur ended in divorce.
Surviving Nancy is a son, Michael Levasseur of Boston; a brother, Brian K. Mayhew and wife Angela of Mechanicsville; two sisters, Susan Feiden and husband Robert of Albany and Donna Coseo and husband Tom of Clarence; and her mother, Rita Mayhew of Canton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Hospital, Boston, MA; the American Cancer Society or a charity of one’s Choice.
Local arrangements are under the direction of O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton. Condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.