Nancy Borsini

Mimi1Nancy (Russell) Borsini was born in Olympia, Washington on March 18 to Roy and Mary Russell.  She grew up mainly in the Wallingford/Seattle area.  Nancy attended St. Benedict Catholic School and graduated from Holy Names Academy.

Nancy received a bachelor and masters degree in Education.  She attended Seattle University and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.  She had a successful 40 year career as a teacher.  She began her teaching career teaching in Seattle schools as a primary school teacher and ended her career teaching at Bellevue schools as a Special Education teacher.

Nancy enjoyed traveling and Hawaii was one of her favorite places to visit.  From her many visits there she developed a fondness for warm weather and beautiful blue skies.Mimi2

Nancy loved collecting things and is remembered for her many collections…clocks, thimbles, and pigs, just to name a few!  She loved the colors pink and purple and wore them often.  Nancy had a love for shopping (especially from QVC) and crossword puzzles.  She was an avid reader who later in life loved reading books on her Kindle.  Nancy had a huge sweet tooth and liked to keep stashes of candy and chocolate on hand.  She enjoyed the art of calligraphy.  Nancy was also a faithful viewer of Jeopardy and rarely missed an episode!

Nancy was known in life as a daughter, sister, friend, Mom, Aunt, Mimi, and G.G. Mimi.  She is survived by her two brothers, two daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Nancy passed away peacefully on May 4, 2013.  She will be missed greatly by all who knew her!  In times of sadness and missing Nancy, please honor her memory and love for life by doing something she would have enjoyed: Eating a decadent piece of chocolate cake; Having a sip of Bailey’s; Indulging in a Mimi2(1)feast of crab or Chinese; Laying on a beach and soaking up some sunshine; Getting lost in a good book; Working on a crossword puzzle; Having a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict in bed; Or challenging yourself with a game of Jeopardy.

Aloha ‘oe Nancy…Until we meet again!  We love you!

5 Responses to “Nancy Borsini”

  • William Russell says:

    Sookie(Sister Nancy)

    We all love you, You will be missed.
    We(I)will meet again with You, Bubby,
    Mom, and Dad.

    Bill Sid(Brother Bill)

  • barbara Gordius says:

    Mrs.Borsini was my teacher in elementary school,she taught special education to children with learning disabilities..I am very sorry for her families loss..I have many found memories of her..I know she is in heaven may she rest in peace.

  • Lisa Davis & Magnus Borsini says:

    Dear Mimi: You were the best mother in law/grandmother anyone could ask for. We have so many fond memories of you and our love for you will never end. We will carry both with us forever. You are deeply loved and so sorely missed. Enjoy Heaven! You so deserve it! Lisa and Magnus.

    PS: Watch out for all of us down here, please..

  • Lisa Davis says:

    Dear Mimi:

    You were the best mother in law/Grandmother anyone could ever ask for. We have so many fond memories and a great love for you – both which will shall carry with us forever. You are loved deeply and sorely missed. Enjoy Heaven: you are so deserving of peace and paradise. Lisa and Magnus

  • Ione E Raubacher says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Borsini passing she was my special education teacher at Three Point’s Elementary school in Bellevue, She was my teacher from second grade to forth grade ( 1965 to 1967 ) she was a wonderful teacher. I have a story to tell her kids When I first told my mom my new teachers last name she couldn’t believe it, You see my mom asked me to ask her what her husbands first name was well I asked Mrs. Borsini and she told me and I told my mom she couldn’t, believe it, Well it turns out Mrs. Borsini’s husband was one of my mom’s boyfriend in high school and My mom went West Rockford high school in Rockford Illinois.So there where story’s my mom could tell her. I will never forget Mrs. Borsini she was a big part of my life and I am so sorry she is gone now and My prayers go out to her family, Thank you Mrs.Borsini for every thing you taught me. Ione 🙂

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