Nancy K Houlihan

February 14, 1932 - December 10, 2023
Nancy K Houlihan

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Nancy K Houlihan, first-generation Irish American, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on 2/14/1932 to Neil Kearney and Bella Grimes. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on 12/10/2023. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and adored music and dancing. She was married to LTC John C. Houlihan for 26 wonderful years. He proceeded her in death in 1983. Nancy retired in December 2003 after 19 years of federal service with the United States Navy. Nancy was a long-time member of St. Jerome’s choir, St. Bede’s Parish Choir, the Yorktown Chorale, and the Williamsburg Heritage Dancers. Nancy is survived by her children: Michael Houlihan (Finola), Mary Ballard (Scott), Lisa Houlihan, her grandchildren: Ben Ward, Shevaun Bragg (Cliff), Nathan Ward (Heather), Ciara Houlihan, and her great grandchildren: Emmy and Izzy Bragg. Nancy will be missed by her many friends and family both in the United States and Ireland. The family would like to express appreciation and gratitude to the staff of the Berkeley and Springhouse at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Little Sisters of the Poor.


Funeral Mass

Friday, December 15, 2023
12:00 PM

Saint Bede Catholic Church - Directions
3686 Ironbound Road
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia 23188
757) 229-3631

Visiting Hours

Saint Bede
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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