Mrs. Cornell, formerly of Falmouth, MA, was born in Bourne, MA, on November 17, 1956, the daughter of Robert J. and Mary Ann (Rattray) Riley, and attended Bourne schools.
Mrs. Cornell was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening and writing letters to family and friends. She is survived by her children, Heather Killeen and her husband John T. Killeen, of Enola, PA; Eric C. Niles, of Hyannis, MA; and Sean R. Cornell, of Falmouth, MA; her grandsons, JT and Connor Killeen, of Enola, PA; her parents, Robert and Mary Ann Riley, of Monument Beach, MA; her longtime companion, David Garrison, of Whitingham; brothers, Richard Riley, of Richland, SC, and Roy Riley, of Martha’s Vineyard, MA; her sister, Eileen Riley, of Pocassett, MA; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Riley. At the request of the family funeral services will be private. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Pettee Memorial Library, PO Box 896, Wilmington, VT, 05363. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 East Main Street, Wilmington.