Nunziata “Nancy” Miceli
May 12, 1932 – February 3, 2021
Preceded by husband, Sebastiano “Yano” Miceli. Survived by children, Pina Miceli (Luciano, deceased), Linda Stucky (Mark), Tony Miceli (Amy); seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
VISITATION (following CDC guidelines): Sunday, Feb 7th, 2021, 2-4pm, with 4pm Vigil Service, at West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, Feb. 8th, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum.
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Nancy was born on May 12, 1932 in Carlentini, Sicily which is a small town in in Italy. In 1950 she eloped
at the age of 18 with Sebastiano and they were married. Sebastiano worked as a tailor in Lentini, Sicily
making custom clothes and making alterations to clothes.
In 1965 Nancy and Sebastiano emigrated to Omaha, Nebraska with their three children Pina, Linda, and
Tony. At that time, Pina was 12, Linda was 3, and Tony was 16 months. They came to the United States
to have a better life for their family.
In the beginning, Sebastiano worked as a tailor for Sistek Tailor and Landon’s while Nancy worked as a
seamstress for Wilsie Cap & Gown Company. In 1968 they began working together as tailors in a garage
converted into a tailor shop in a home they rented near the Crossroads Mall. In 1971, they moved to
their final home on West Center Road where they converted that garage into a tailor shop. Sebastiano
did the men’s alterations and Nancy altered women’s clothes.
Nancy and Sebastiano worked very hard and saved the money they earned with a plan to go back to
Italy to live at some point in the future. In 1989 Sebastiano passed away suddenly at the age of 64.
Nancy continued to work by herself in their tailor shop by doing all the alterations for both men’s and
Nancy enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends. Nancy loved
to cook Italian food for her family and friends. She especially enjoyed making home cooked meals for
her family every Sunday.
Nancy loved flowers! Every spring and summer she loved planting and tending to potted flowers and
the vegetable garden in her backyard.
Nancy was an active member of the Sons of Italy and American Italian Heritage Society. She also
volunteered her time and efforts by working in the annual “Festa Italiana”.
Nancy was very proud of her children and grandchildren and they brought her great joy! There wasn’t
anything she would not do for them.
During her life she was able to make a couple of trips back to Italy as well as other trips to various parts
of the United States, including visits to Linda and her family in both California and Colorado. In 2006 she
traveled with her daughter Pina to the “Cinque Terre” region of Italy. She enjoyed that trip very much.
In 2012 she went on a Disney Caribbean Cruise with Tony and his family. She enjoyed that trip so much
and marveled at how beautiful and large the cruise ship was.
Nancy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother “nonna”, and friend who was loved by all who knew
her. We will miss her very much and hope to see her in the future.
I tutor with Claudia and although I never met Nunziata I feel like I have known her for years as she was friends with my mother and our family also from Carlentini. She would “try” to talk with my mother in Sicilian and they would laugh as they would talk. I’m so very sorry for your loss and I’m sure she is with Sebastiano together again. Blessings to all your family!
I just learned that Mrs. Miceli has died (I moved from Omaha last year.). My condolences to her family. She was a wonderful person and a fine tailor. She loved Italy and gave me Italian pastries and homemade ricotta cheese .She was a hard worker, and may she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Jordan and Kathy Hankins