Nancy Edith Leupold

LEUPOLD, Nancy Edith, formerly of Locust Valley, NY, Madison, NJ, and Bedford, MA passed on January 26, 2020, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Karl J. Leupold. Loving mother of Kristine Marino, Doreen Leupold-Mitchell (Pierre), and Suzanne Leupold Thaut (Eric). Dear sister of the late Robert Swenson and the late Sven Swenson. Proud grandmother of Taylor, Jordan, Kendall, Benjamin, Charlie, Katie, and Aspen. Nancy is also survived by one niece and two nephews. After receiving her undergraduate degree in education from Oberlin College, Nancy led a life of service in education, including primary school education and teaching hearing impaired children. The majority of her career was spent at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf after earning her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Nancy was a dedicated mother, serving as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a talented seamstress, sewing many outfits and Halloween costumes for her children over the years. She also started her own small craft business, Nel’s Nook, selling her pieces in local stores. She was an accomplished pianist and loved to dance. One of her most rewarding accomplishments was starting Support for People with Oral Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) in September of 1991, ater being diagnosed with oral cancer in 1990, after she found limited support for people with similar challenges. Through this not-for- profit support organization, she formed over 120 support groups across the country and created educational programs and a national survivor volunteer network to support individuals with this type of cancer. She was an accomplished educator and a leader, but what was most important in her life was her family. She is most remembered for being a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Visiting at Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home of Glen Cove on Thursday January 20th from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley on Friday January 31st at 10am. Interment to follow at Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are provided to SPOHNC at: or contact SPOHNC at P.O. Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560-0053, 1800-377-0928.