HARRISBURG Nancy Carol Avery, 80, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. Nancy was born May 19, 1939, in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Ruby Holden. Nancy was a beloved sister and aunt. She dearly loved her dogs. Nancy was a hard worker all her life and she had a very big, soft heart. She enjoyed working as a nurse's aide. Survivors include son, Craig Avery; sister, Dawn Ferrara and husband, Manuel, of Concord; niece, Desiree Brister of Carbondale, Pa.; beloved dog, Bo; and brothers, Joseph Van Wert and wife, Sandy, and Louis Van Wert, both of Conklin, N.Y. A memorial service in celebration of Nancy's life will be Monday, July 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hartsell Funeral Home in Harrisburg. Nancy will be laid to rest in Vestal, N.Y., at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association at heart.org. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Avery family. Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.