Nancy J. (Roderick) Wunschel, 65, of New Bedford died Friday, November 10, 2006 in St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, after a long illness. She was the former wife of the late Gerald R. Wunschel and former longtime companion of Robert Loiselle of New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Clotilda (Reis) Roderick, she was a lifelong resident of the city and a graduate of New Bedford High School. She was an outstanding member of the Dirty Dozen Club and enjoyed helping others. She also enjoyed her antique doll collection and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Scott and Gary Wunschel both of New Bedford; a daughter, Kelly Hathaway of New Bedford; a brother Raymond Roderick of New Bedford; two sisters, Dolores Shaput and Carol Clement both of New Bedford; four grandchildren, Sarah and Joshua Wunschel and Michael and Kaitlyn Hathaway; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be Monday at 12:30 PM in the Donaghy Funeral Home, 465 County Street, New Bedford followed by interment in St. John's Cemetery, New Bedford. Calling hours are Sunday from 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.