Nancy A. Tulumello

Nancy A. Tulumello, LMSW, a long-time friend, co-worker, and champion passed away on March 15, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was a senior social worker at the Research Foundation at the University at Buffalo.  Nancy earned a bachlor’s degree at D’Youville College and a master’s in social work from the University at Buffalo.  She worked for the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center and Kaleida Health Geriatric Center of Western New York.

Nancy compassionately and professionally gave her extraordinary talents to those facing memory impairing illness, by coaching, comforting and supporting thousands of people along the way.  For those of you who knew Nancy, you came to understand that her reliability, ingenuity, strength and expertise in the field was critical.  Her strength, heart, and warmth were invaluable to those she touched.  Family members said that “through her work on the Erie County Caregivers Coalition and the Network in Aging and as a certified social worker,” she championed the right and needs of caregivers.

Nancy taught countless social workers through her teaching at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Her reach was boundless, her caring without limits and her legacy of care and excellence were invaluable.

Nancy received the Carl Naish Award in appreciation for her dedication to Millard Fillmore College students.  She was also honored by the Alzheimer’s Association in 2011 with the W.P. Gillick Quality of Life Award.  Nancy’s role at the Network in Aging included Secretary, Nominating Committee Chair and serving on the board of directors.

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