Nancy E. Surprise

July 17, 1952 ~ November 27, 2018 (age 66)


OXFORD – Nancy E. (Stevens) Surprise, 66, of Pine Ridge Drive, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at West Side House Long Term Care in Worcester after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Donald H. Surprise of Oxford; three children, David E. Surprise and his wife Tammy of Blackstone, Pamela M. Surprise and her fiancé Jon Malone of Oxford, and Michael J. Surprise and his wife Amber of Palmer; her sister, Judy Minich and her husband Steven of Charlton; seven grandchildren, William Hanks, Abagail Hanks, Ashley Hanks, Skyler Surprise, Jared Surprise, Janessa Surprise, and Christopher Surprise; a great-granddaughter, Molly Hanks; and several nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Arther G. and Shirley Ada (Kimball) Stevens, and lived in Oxford for 42 years.

Mrs. Surprise was a nurse’s aide at Sandalwood Nursing Home in Oxford for many years. She enjoyed trips to the casino, playing bingo, making ceramics, and loved baking.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Entombment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery in Worcester. Calling hours are Friday, November 30, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
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Notre Dame Cemetery
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