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Nancy J. Conti

Nancy J. Conti

Nancy Jean (Stainton) Conti passed away early Sunday (June 21, 2020), morning while holding the hand of the love of her life, Hal (Harold) C. Conti from complications of pneumonia.

 Nancy was born on May 4, 1945 in Syracuse, New York to Robert and Ruth Stainton. Growing up in upstate New York Nancy was an avid ballet dancer and became heavily involved in 4H from which she learned to sew and cook, which became life long love affairs. When Nancy was in her teens her family made a move to live full time at the family cottage which sat on the shores of Lake Ontario in Pulaski, NY. There, she was always up to shenanigans with her little brother Bobby and older sister Chris. In 1962 when ordering a soda at a drug store soda fountain, she met Hal, who would later become her husband.

In 1966 Hal and Nancy wed and the next 11 years would bring them a lot of adventure as they moved around the country with Hal’s work. While Hal worked, Nancy was busy raising three rambunctious boys, Harold, Craig and Adam. In 1977 Hal and Nancy settled their family in Monroe, WI where two more children would be born, Erika and Nicholas. For the next two decades Nancy devoted herself to raising children, involved in their activities like Scouting and schooling while ensuring she raised kids who were respectful, well rounded and most of all, loved. In 2000 Nancy and Hal moved to Rockford, IL to be near their business where Nancy kept the books.

After retiring Nancy and Hal moved to Menomonie, WI to be closer to family. Nancy loved her grandchildren with her whole heart and often could be found in a corner reading them a story or playing a lively game of cribbage. Above all else Nancy put her family at the center of her world, she held epic holidays, decorating everything to the hilt and putting together meals that were fit for an Army. She will be missed beyond measure.

Nancy is survived by her husband Hal, children and grandchildren: Harold (Janice) Conti, Otsego, MN, Craig (Stacy) Conti, and their children (Ethan & Ella), of Victoria, MN, Adam (Michelle) Conti, and their children, (Sean & Trent), of Rockford, IL; Eric (Erika) Sutherland and their children,(Tyler & Madeline), of Menomonie, WI and Nick (Megan) Conti, of Loves Park, IL. Nancy is also survived by her sister Christine (Thomas) Dearlove of Detroit, MI and brother, Bob (Debby) Stainton of Pulaski, NY.  Nancy was preceded in death by her mother and dad.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:45 PM Thursday June 25, 2020 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Graveside services will immediately follow at 3:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie.


  1. Kristy Nelson Patterson

    My thoughts and prayers to the whole Conti family. I’m so glad and lucky to known and spend time with Nancy. I always had a great time with her and treasure the memories. ????

  2. Kristin Wisnefske

    Nick and Conti family - so sorry for your loss, your mom was a wonderful lady.

  3. Susan Crooks

    Hal and Family, so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. I have many fond memories of the times we shared at the Monroe Moose Lodge. Lots of laughter when Nancy was there. Keep her great memories to help you thru this time, Hugs to all Sue Crooks

  4. Jerry Guth

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. She was a wonderful, selfless person who was devoted to her family. I have a lot of great memories of shared times through school and scouting activities. I know that Nancy will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by many, including me. With warmest regards, Jerry Guth

  5. Todd Beverley

    Hal and family, I'm so sorry for the loss. Nancy was such a kind person and will be missed very much.

  6. Bob Piraino

    I am very sorry for your loss. Nancy was a good person.

  7. Julie Preisler

    Sorry to hear this Nancy was a wonderful lady she will be missed

  8. Jean Sutherland-Kreger

    So sorry for the loss of Nancy. I met her years ago as she is mother in law to my brother. She was fun, energetic, and I loved listening to her stories of her travels and when her kids were young. She was like the grandma to my kids who had none. She will be missed! Jean Sutherland-Kreger and Family

  9. Stephanie Bell

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.
    Mark and I love you Nick and Megan.

  10. Kathy Snyder

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our visits. She will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  11. Amy Bell

    You will be missed Nancy. I will never forget the energy you put into being such a wonderful mom. Especially helping as a girlscout leader. Never a dull moment when You where around. RIP.

  12. Jeff Rickard

    Sorry to hear that you have lost your mom, Adam.

  13. Deborah Stainton

    A very lovely piece depicting Nancy's life for a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

  14. Rachel Brunette-Chen

    Sending my sincerest condolences to the entire Conti family as you say goodbye to your beloved mom, sister, and wife. I have fond memories of Nancy's delicious cooking and kind heart. I know she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

  15. Bill

    So sorry for your loss. There was not a nicer person anywhere.

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