Nancy Jean “Nanners” (Enright) Beaudry was born July 11, 1936, in Chicago Illinois to Dorothy (Ritchie) and Edward Enright. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Glenn Beaudry whom she married in July of 1958, and is survived by her sister Marian Jannusch, her three daughters, Joyce (Dan) Davidson, Sandra (Jeff) Ponkratz and Mary Pamela Harper, eight grandchildren, Drew (Meghan) Davidson, Alex Davidson, Zachary (Katie) Davidson, Ben Ponkratz, Jake (Emily) Ponkratz, Allie (fiancé Sean Hickey) Ponkratz, Ian Harper and Levi Harper; and one great-granddaughter, Evie Davidson.
She graduated from Rosary College in 1958 with a degree in chemistry, and continued her passion for education by earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
As an educator and counselor, Nancy served the Green Bay School System. She continued supporting her community by volunteering for The League of Women Voters and supporting the homeless. Her most influential times were spent in the church. Nancy championed the increased inclusion of women’s voices and worked passionately to bring social justice.
Nanners, as she is lovingly referred to by her grandchildren, modeled empathy, excellence, and hope for the next generation. She lived life with a fervent curiosity, traveling to all seven continents, dominating a donut eating contest, and investing her time in family by traveling across the country. Nanners shared her love most truly through her motto, “Let’s have an adventure”.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31st, at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. There will be a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 333 Hilltop. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The mass will be livestreamed at gbres.org/live. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences visit www.prokowall.com.
Nancy would appreciate donations in her name to The League of Women Voters, or organizations that support the homeless, women’s empowerment, or education.