NORTH OXFORD – Nancy A. (Lalone) Maki, 72, of Daniel Drive, passed away peacefully and comfortably at home on Saturday, September 16, 2023, with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond M. Maki who passed in 2002. She is survived by her three children, Raymond M. Maki Jr. and his wife Shannon of Oxford, Amanda D. Maki and her fiancé Edwin Montalvo of Webster, and Alyssa H. Hanson and her husband Cory of Charlton; two brothers, David Lalone and his wife Jean of Shrewsbury, and Steven Lalone of Hailey, ID; a sister, Lisa Lalone of Manchester New Hampshire; seven grandchildren, Riley Maki, Seth Maki, Andreas Montalvo, Isabella Montalvo, Austin Hanson, Raegan Hanson, and Kendal Hanson, who were her absolute pride and joy; nieces, nephews, and many friends, especially her special Golden Chicks. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Lalone. She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late Alfred T. and Dorothy A. (Rice) Lalone. She graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester. She moved to Oxford in 1971, where she lived for the remainder of her life.
Mrs. Maki was an elementary school teacher’s aide for many years for the Oxford Public Schools. In addition, she served as a selectwoman in Oxford for multiple terms and was an election worker for many years. She happily volunteered in the Booster Club at Oxford High School for many years. Everyone who knew Mrs. Maki knew that she was a Disney enthusiast and took many trips to Disney over the years, celebrating every one of her children and her grandchildren’s 5th birthdays there. She was a sports fanatic, loved all New England sports and proudly attended all of her grandchildren’s sporting events, always cheering on everyone. Her grandchildren were her life, and she was the best Nana to them.
Funeral arrangement will be private, and a celebration of her beautiful life will be held on Sunday November 12 from 1:00 – 5:00 at J. Anthony’s, 206 Southbridge Road, North Oxford, where everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.