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Nancy W. Kannenberg

March 11, 1936 — November 25, 2023

Plantsville, CT

Nancy W. Kannenberg

Nancy (Woodruff) Kannenberg, 87, of the Plantsville section of Southington, CT passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at HOCC, New Britain Campus. Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Kannenberg who predeceased her in 1998.

Nancy was born on March 11, 1936 in Roxbury, CT to the late Ralph and Elsie (Smith) Woodruff.

Nancy grew up in Roxbury and attended Roxbury and Washington Schools.   She attended Oberlin College and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut.

Nancy worked as a French teacher in Southington Schools and also taught for many years at the Plantsville Congregational Nursery School. Nancy eventually retired from The Hartford Insurance Company.

She had strong faith and was an active member of the Plantsville Congregational Church for over 50 years where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a past President of the Church Women United in Southington. Nancy enjoyed volunteering at The Bushnell, CPTV, and Red Cross Blood Drives.  Nancy loved to travel and was proud to have visited every continent. She also enjoyed rooting for the UCONN Women’s Basketball team and attended the Final Four every year.  She had an amazing network of friends with whom she loved playing cards for the last 50 years.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Cornish and husband Thomas of Southington and her grandson, Michael Cornish of Austin, TX, and several special nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Robert, Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Donald T. Woodruff and sister, Cornelia “Neal” Straiton.

Calling hours will be held at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 10 - 11:00 AM and a celebration of Nancy’s life will immediately follow at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Quinnipiac Cemetery, Southington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to Bread for Life, 31 Vermont Ave., Southington, CT 06489 (www.southingtonbreadforlife.org) or to the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

 Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.



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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Plantsville Congregational Church

109 Church St, Southington, CT 06479

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Celebration of Life

Friday, December 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Plantsville Congregational Church

109 Church St, Southington, CT 06479

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Burial

Friday, December 1, 2023

Quinnipiac Cemetery

Marion Ave, Southington, CT

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