Nancy Dittmann

Obituary of Nancy D. Dittmann

Nancy Katherine Davin Dittmann, 80, of Kingston, New York passed away on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, NY.


Born on July 20th, 1940 in Hempstead, NY, Nancy was the daughter of James and Anna (Downs) Davin. Nancy graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Oneonta College.


She married David James Dittmann on July 4th, 1964 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rhinebeck and was a loving wife for 55 years. Together they had four children, David Jr., David II, Diana and Elizabeth.


A devoted mother, Nancy was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader for her children and supported them in all of their activities. She was active in the Junior League and was president from 1982-1984. Nancy loved knitting for her grandchildren and writing children's books. Nancy taught at numerous schools and finished her teaching career at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Kingston.


She is survived by her children, David and Jennifer Dittmann of Poughkeepsie, NY, Diana and Mark Ritschard of Loveland, CO, and Elizabeth and Peter Shepard of Denver, CO; and her nine grandchildren, John, Sarah, Elise, Kristina, Peter, Stephen, Nicholas, Grace, and Sophia; along with extended family and friends.


Nancy's caring husband David predeceased her, as well as her son, David Dittmann Jr., and her sister, Eleanor Carman.


Memorial donation may be made in Nancy's memory to the Parkinson's Foundation ( or First Book (


Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.


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