She was a parishioner of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, where she was a former R.C.I.A. director and former member of the Parish Council.
She was very involved in the religious education program for children. She had a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. She was a guidance counselor and English teacher at Cleveland High School for 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt Reiser; parents, Michael and Elizabeth Gentile; and sister, Mary Lewis.
Survivors include her two children: Erich Reiser and wife, Donna, of Cookeville and Ellen Reiser of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren: Rutger Reiser and Hannah Reiser, both of Cookeville; three stepgrandchildren: Isaac Miller and Justin Sancho, both of Cookeville, and Josiah Miller of Detroit; and one brother, Michael Gentile of Jay, Maine.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Joseph Breen presiding. A private interment will be held in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
A tribute has been setup on the Alzheimer’s Association website for Nancy .www.alz.org. The family kindly requests donations to this fund instead of flowers.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Reiser family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.