Nancy Finley

Nancy Schifley Finley


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Nancy Shifley Finley

Olean, NY     Nancy Shifley Finley of Olean passed away Monday (June 24, 2019) in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born January 16, 1931 in Olean and was a daughter of the late Henry and Florence Consedine Schifley.

She was a 1948 graduate of Olean High School and worked for many years in various capacities, most recently as director, for Cattaraugus County's Employment Training Division until her retirement.

She enjoyed several activities after retirement including gardening, traveling and reading.  She also volunteered for St. John's Church bereavement committee as well as served as a greeter at weekly mass.  She was a true New York Yankees fan.  To her family, she was a loving mother and grandmother who adored their time with her.

Surviving are 3 daughters Debra (Daniel) Finley-Cotton of Rochester, Peggy (Steve) Reitz of Allegany and Cynthia (Phil) Pfeifer of Livonia; 6 grandchildren Michael (Haylee Nicele) of Los Angeles, CA, Elizabeth Cottone of Rochester, Justin Pfeifer of Livonia, Lauren (Jacob) Partridge of Arkport, Timothy Reitz of Olean and Alex Reitz of Denver, CO; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Albert (Nancy) Schifley and Donald (Nancy) Schifley, both of Olean; a sister Mary Brown of Cuba and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation at St. John's Church in Olean on Friday (June 28, 2019) from 9-10am.  A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10am in the church with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association 2564 Walden Avenue, Suite 101, Buffalo, NY 14225 or to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean.  Online condolences may be expressed at