It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the unexpected passing of our mom, Zelia Andrea (Nardocchio) MacInnis on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the age of 64.
Born on June 24, 1958, in Sydney, Andrea was the daughter of the late Dominic and Zelia (Sampson) Nardocchio.
In her earlier years Mom worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles, until she left her job to be a stay-at-home mom. She never hesitated to tell people she was a “Domestic Engineer”. Mom was a very caring person and never hesitated to lend a helping hand and would do anything for anybody. She always looked forward to visits with her grandchildren who were the lights of her life. She loved nothing more than getting together with her family over a nice meal and being with her children and grandchildren.
Besides her children, Andrea cherished and loved the special relationship she had with her sister, Marie, who was always there for her no matter what. Mom also had a special friendship with Darlene MacInnis with whom she visited daily until Darlene’s passing in July 2022. She also enjoyed her time spent with her friends, Pat Stapleton and Valerie MacDonald. Mom also had a close relationship and enjoyed her phone calls with Aunt Elvira from Halifax.
Andrea is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Roy) Mugford, Sydney and son, Michael (Nadia) MacInnis, St. Peter’s. She will be forever cherished by her five grandchildren who she loved immensely, Nathan and Sarah Mugford, Gracey Smith and Emily and Josey MacInnis. Andrea is also survived by sisters, Marian (Blair) Neal, Marie (Steve) Lewis, Theresa Nardocchio, Lisa (Greg) Nardocchio, Concetta (David) Burns and brother, Carlo (Shelly) Nardocchio. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews who called her “Aunt Aunner”.
Besides her parents Andrea was predeceased by a brother, Joseph in infancy.
As per Mom’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place and Mom will be laid to rest with her mom and dad at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Andrea may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Dear Nardocchio Family & MacInnis Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mom, Sister, Grandmother and friend. May you find peace with your memories.
Thinking of you,
From: Linda Lee Sampson, Edmonton
Michelle, Michael, and Nardocchio families, please accept my heartfelt condolences on Andrea;s passing. Let the special memories comfort you all, in on the difficult days ahead, may she RIP.
From: Anne Sullivan
Michael & Michelle and Family
Very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
From: Blair & Norma McDonald
Michelle and Michael, .our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom. We had some fun times in the earlier years with the gang. Our thoughts are with you.
From: Ross and Edna Mac Cormack
Conchetta and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Jackie Matthews
To all of the Nardocchio family I am so sorry to read of Andrea’s passing. I haven’t seen her in years but still remember her pleasant personality that she always had. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Carron Coleman
To Marian and Marie and Families:
I was sorry to read about your Sister’s death. She was so young. If she was anything like you Marian and Marie, I am sure she was a blessing to those who knew and Loved her. I will pray for Peace on her life in Eternity. May our Loving God Bless you with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss.
My deepest sympathy
From: Audrey M. Brocklehurst
Michelle I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was so young. Keep your memories of her in your heart until you meet again. Thinking of you at this difficult time. God Bless you and your family. Hugs.
From: Marguerite and Barry Verbeski
It is with great sadness that today March 1 2023 I was informed with the notice that Andrea had passed. We enjoyed many great parties and great fun in our young years. Andrea was always a joy to be in her presence. My sympathy to the family.
From: Marilyn Andrews Peters
Michael, Michelle and family I was saddened to hear of Andrea’s sudden passing. She now re-unites with the Nardocchio Clan in which her vibrant personality will make Heaven a much brighter resting place.
My condolences to the family.
Anna (Nardocchio) MacNeil–Halifax, NS
Andrea will be missed by so many. She was always so kind to me when we got a chance to talk. Xoxo
Paul Mugford & Family
Marie and family, I’d like to offer my condolences on the sudden loss of Andrea. She was a special person and so full of life. I loved her laugh and of course she certainly had a way with words! We met in PEI many moons ago when we were all on vacation. Michael and Michelle probably don’t remember. We had a blast at the SandSpit. The memories you and your family have of Andrea will help you through this very difficult and sad time.
Michelle, Michael and families,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Aunt Andrea, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Stephen, Krystal and Grace
So sorry and sad to hear about Andre’s sudden passing. She was a wonderful, loving, and caring woman. Our family members loved her dearly. Love and hugs to her family at this difficult time. May Andre rest in peace. 🙏
Marie and Family, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
Dear Mike, Nadia and family.
We’re so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept our condolences and pass them on to your family. May the loving and funny memories you have of your mom get you through the tough times ahead.
Shawn & Lynn Kennedy
To Andrea’s family,
I was so very sad to hear Andrea passed. Though we haven’t seen each other in many years, I thought of her so often. Oh the fun we had! I will never forget her. God bless you Andrea. ❤️
Sorry for your loss
Michelle, Roy, Nathan and Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of Zelia’s passing. My thoughts have been with you all week. Please reach out for anything at all
Michelle and family so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael,Michelle and families my heart goes out to you.Andrea lived for all of you with every fibre in her body she loved you.Your mom was one of the kindest people that I had the pleasure of knowing and will always treasure the memories I had with her.You now have a special guardian angel watching over you.♥️
Theresa.So sorry to hear your sister passed away.Thinking of you and your family. ❤️
Sending love and strength to you all xo
Theresa, Marion and families. So sorry to hear of Andreas passing. We were great childhood friends, but rain into each other occasionally. She will be sorely missed. Thanked care❤️
Cousin Gail Sampson
There are families that one always remembers & that is
Aunt Zelia &. Uncle Buddy & our cousins; our families each lost our Andrea’s recently. I can see her smiling walking gingerly down Kings road….Michelle, Michael & families your Mom is forever with you & your children. Andrea is with the Nardocchio & Sampson Families now. Peace to the MacInnis & Nardocchio Families.
Cousin Gail Sampson & Family
My condolences to the MacInnis and Nardocchio families ✌🏾
Michelle, Michael and Nardocchio families.
I am so shocked and saddened to her of the death of Andrea. She was a very good friend although I haven’t seen her in a long time I thought of her often. She was as you said a kind and giving person with a wicked sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace.
Theresa (Theberge) Kennedy
We were very saddened and shocked to hear of Andrea’s passing. Would have great chats with her when we would occasionally cross paths. Her love for her children and grandchildren was very obvious. She had a great sense of humour and always gave me a chuckle. Sincere condolences to all of the family.
I’m so saddened to hear of Andreas’ sudden passing. Hold onto your many wonderful memories as you keep her close in your hearts. To all of Andreas’ family, especially her children and grandchildren, her sisters and brother, sending my heartfelt condolences on your loss.
We were very sad to hear of cousin Andreas sudden passing. Sincere condolences to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this very sad time.
So very sorry to hear of Andrea’s passing. Sincere condolences to all of the family.
My heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Andrea MacInnis. I met Andrea in high school she was a wonderful sweet person. So sad to read of her passing R.I.P. God Bless You All during the loss of your beloved Andrea.
Mike,Michelle and families
our most sincere sympathy over the loss of your dear mom.
our love and prayers
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom thinking of your family at this difficult time.
Aunt Andrea had a smile that would light up any room and a laugh that will be missed by many. Michelle, Michael, and family, may you be embraced by God’s peace and presence during this incredibly sad time.
Sending love and condolences.
Dear Michelle ,Michael & family, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Never easy to lose someone you love..thinking of you at this sad time. Take care.
So sorry to hear of Andrea ‘s passing . My condolences to all
Michael and Michelle I still can not believe your Mom is gone…She was one of my dearest friends we were always there for each other in our most difficult times…We had alot of fun together our adult sleep overs at her place…our weekend trips to Ingonish… Myself Valerie and her had many great times together…She had the best sense of humor always making me laugh….I will miss her so very much…Stay close in this difficult time lean on each other for support…May she rest in peace and be with her Mom and Dad XOXOX