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Nancy P. (Gordish) Stapleton, age 76, of Mentor, passed away June 28, 2017 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Twp. of cardiac arrest. She was born October 16, 1940 in Big Run, PA.

Mrs. Stapleton retired from the Mentor Public School System after 27 ½ years. She was a founding member of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in Mentor.

Survivors include her daughters Colleen Stapleton, Bridget (Richard) Bolden and Bernadette "Bernie" (Darko) Kralj; grandchildren Michael Hale, Angela and Amanda Bolden and Anthony Kralj; siblings Donald (Pamela) Gordish, Arlene (Larry) Laurenti, Ronald (Sandee) Gordish, Veronica (Mark) Cecchi and Coleman (Cathy) Gordish; 15 nieces and nephews and her dogs Sammy and Kiki.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John J. Stapleton, Jr; parents Coleman and Anna Gordish; niece Darlene Kuffa Frantz; nephew Larry Laurenti and 4 infant sisters.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm & 5-7 pm Friday July 7 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

A funeral mass will be held 10 am Saturday July 8, 2017 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060. Please meet at church.

Inurnment will be in Mentor Cemetery at a later date.

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