Carthage, NC
Nancy A. 'Nan' Lorette, age 61 of Carthage died Wednesday (October 16, 2013) at her home.
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Red Branch Baptist Church.
A native of Burnt Hills, NY she was daughter of the late Robert Leroy and Philomena Mazzucco Weidman. Nan graduated from the The College at Brockport State University of New York in 1976 where she received her BS in Nursing. Before moving to North Carolina she worked as a nurse in Pennsylvania and Florida. In 1983 she went to work with what was then Moore Memorial Hospital in Pinehurst and continued with FirstHealth of the Carolinas until her declining health no longer allowed her to work. Nan developed and started the Cardiac Rehab program under the direction and leadership of medical directors, Jim Tart, M.D. and Simmons Patterson, MD. In 1984, she was instrumental in getting the program fully certified with DFS.
She is survived by: her husband Richard J. Lorette; two daughters Michele Lorette Douglas and husband James of Carthage, Katherine Lorette of Carthage; brother Roy R. Weidman and wife Darlene of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren Hunter Good, Brooke, Andrew, Jackson and Joseph Douglas.
Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Lorette family.

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  1. Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do please let me know. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. xxxx

  2. I worked with Nan in 1988 and always found her to professional and compassionate and highly skilled.
    Although our tenure together was short I always held her in the highest esteem. She will be greatly misses. Your family has been in my prayers.

  3. Saddened to hear of Nan’s passing. Worked with her many years at MRH. A fine lady and wonderful nurse. May her spirit and goodness live on in the many new nurses she has trained over the years.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Nan’s passing. She was such a help to our Girls Scout troop when my daughter Amy was in scouts with Michelle. She was such a sweet and caring person.

  5. It was an honor to know her. Her spirit was full of love and kindness. We will never forget her.
    Reggie and Jean Martin

  6. So sorry of her passing. I met Nan at Curves and I always loved chatting with her because of her warm friendly nature and always a big smile. She loved her family and loved nursing. I will miss her.
    Judy McKenzie

  7. Nan, you were a brilliant nurse & a very special lady. You are missed. Rest in peace my friend. May the good Lord bless you & keep you in his loving arms.

  8. Loved your Mama. She was an awesome woman! Always so positive! I saw her awhile back and she was as upbeat as always. Such a darling. I know you mourn for her, but also rejoice…she is "stepping in high cotton" as I told my Mama 13 years ago on

  9. Rest In Peace Nan, You will be missed by so many people, You were a wonderful woman , You have surely earned your wings!! fly High!!

  10. Nan was one of the most amazing women I have ever met… I first met her years ago when my dad was in the hospital. She was his nurse… After meeting her beautiful daughters I knew we would forever be connected… My son later married Nans oldest daughte

  11. Nan’s memorial video was beautiful and a very touching tribute to an extraordinary woman. Thank you for sharing. May you find peace in this time of grief.

  12. Dick: So sorry to hear of Nan’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls. I know you will miss her with all your heart. Hang in there my friend.

  13. Michele and Kate, I’m with Dar right now and we watched the beautiful video you put together for your sweet mom. It was beautiful girls. Darlene and Roy are so proud of both of you and I know your mom is watching over all of you. God bless her. I hope to

  14. Rest in Peace my childhood friend. We had some great times growing up on Blue Barn Road, with our brothers. You led a wonderful life of helping others and definitely making a difference in this world. You lead a life that made your parents so proud. Till

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