Nancy Grantland Lange, 83, former nurse with New Hanover Memorial Hospital

Nancy Grantland Lange

WILMINGTON — Mrs. Nancy Grantland Lange, 83, a loving wife, caring mother and passionate nurse, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Nancy was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Harold Grantland and Katherine Davis on April 21, 1937. She graduated from Pierre S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1954, and then graduated from Delaware Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Harold Lange, in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 30, 1957.

Nancy began her career as a nurse at Delaware Hospital in the maternity department. She also worked at Elmer Memorial Hospital in Elmer, New Jersey; and at New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina; however, she was most enthusiastic about her time as a hospice nurse in the latter part of her career. Nancy’s hobbies were sewing, knitting and baking. She especially loved knitting sweaters, blankets and baby clothes for family and friends. Caring for others, professionally or personally was her passion!

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Katherine Grantland.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold; children, Michael Lange (Shirley) and Cheryl Baker (Tim); sisters, Carole Keoughe and Linda Payne; sister-in-law, Susanna Lange; four grandchildren, Christopher and DeLayne Baker and Kyle and Rachael Lange; and many nieces and nephews.

The family of Nancy wishes to extend our sincere and special thanks to Juanita Avery of Home Instead and the Lower Cape Fear Life Care for taking such wonderful care of her.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann St., Wilmington. Inurnment will take place after the Catholic Mass.

The family of Nancy wishes to extend our sincere and special thanks to Juanita Avery of Home Instead and the Lower Cape Fear Life Care for taking such wonderful care of her.

Memorials may be given in the form of donations to the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary and Lower Cape Fear Life Care.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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