Nancy J. Hood

Nancy J. Hood

Nancy J. Hood, 71, of Platteville, formerly of New Jersey, died on Monday, November 20, 2017, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Fr. Pedro Escibano will officiate. Burial will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where there will be a parish rosary at 7:15 p.m. There will be no visitation held on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to the Nancy J. Hood Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be made at

Nancy was born on January 19, 1946 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the daughter of James and Ann (Lawless) McNamara. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hood on August 10, 1974 at Mt. Carmel Church in Ridgewood, NJ. Nancy’s greatest pride and joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; four children, Matthew (Caryn) Hood, Fr. Jared Hood, Kirsten (Robert) Checchio, and Carly (Joseph) Mahoney; six grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; one sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Patricia McNamara.