Nancy A. Mote, 48, of Wellington, Florida and Eagle Bay Park, Adirondack Mountains, New York, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2008. Nancy was born and raised in New Hartford, New York. She was a graduate of New Hartford High (1977); attended Herkimer County Community College; and graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale (1987). She worked as Director of A.S.A.P. operations for California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) based in Los Angeles CA. Her direct responsibilities were working with the CPK franchise group, HMS Host and overseeing all of CPK's A.S.A.P. restaurants in the airports. Nancy is survived by Walter H. Mote III (brother), Daniel R. Mote (nephew) of Mohawk, NY; Ashley Joseph (niece), Anthony Joseph (nephew) of Newport, NY and Roger A. Mote (brother), Victoria Mote (sister-in-law), and Alex R. Mote (nephew) of Oriskany, NY. She was predeceased by Linda A. Mote (mother), Walter H. Mote II (father) and Robert R. Somerville (grandfather). Nancy is also survived by a close circle of lifelong friends: Renee DelGenio (Sammy), Judy Wright (Mother), Carol Seguin (Smilie), Carol Obernesser (MF), Debi Lynch (Dumpit) and Cheryl Smous (Nurse). For everyone whom Nancy befriended during her life, here is a message from Nancy to all who take the time to read this... The time has come and I have gone...it's been a good run and I have no regrets...my life has been full. Cancer taught me to live like you're dying. Although my time here in your presence will be encapsulated with a beginning and an end, I want you all to know how precious you all were in between those start and end points...those were the years of my life. Do not be filled with sorrow because of my passing, but rather revere the times we spent when we were together. I have been blessed with so many good friends and those moments that we have spent together were each uniquely ours to share. We worked hard, but we played hard as well. We collectively tried to live and breathe in every moment with some sense of purpose; and yet there was the freedom to be individuals that in essence, created the bonds that brought us together. Embellish those moments in the memory of me with fond sounds of laughter, joy, and good cheer. I lived everyday to the fullest that my physical being could allow and I want to carry on as I have said through the lyrical words of Tim McGraw, "Live each day as if you were dying." Carry on with a smile and the spark that makes you who you are; and please do not lament over me. I am happy to have known each and every one of you; our own mortality to deal with...I've dealt with mine. Please approach yours in the spirit of what I have attempted to convey.... So, hoist one up in "the shack" of your minds ("the shack" references my peaceful cabin in the Adirondacks...please choose your own special place) and say that you too will begin to live like you were dying and love, with never a frown...that's my wish for you, happy not sad, on this day of celebration, the celebration of my life. Please remember that I'll wait for you, here on the other side...and I'll greet you with a grin as you pass through as I have...another chapter in time. I will be hosting one more party that all of you can attend on the closest Saturday to my birthday (July 30th) at "The Shack" in Eagle Bay Park (139 Forest Lane, Eagle Bay, NY 13331) a celebration of my life will take place. I sincerely hope you can attend. Until then, Live Like You're Dying....Nancy A visitation will be held on Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2008, from 1-3 at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford with a service immediately following.
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