Nancy Panebianco, former president of Panco Petroleum Co., Stony Point, N.Y., and grandmother of HVOEC President Leann Panebianco, died on Aug. 7, the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council announced.
“Nancy was a true pioneer,” the Council noted in its announcement, adding: “In addition to raising her family, she learned computer programming in the 1960s, and led the family business with intelligence and elegance through good times and bad.”
Nancy Panebianco was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., according to a notice published in The Journal News, and she attended Sacred Heart of Mary Academy in the Bronx, and the Assisium Business School in Manhattan. She was a homemaker in the Bronx, Yonkers, N.Y., and Suffern, N.Y., as well as president of the family business. She was trained by IBM in the early 1960’s as a computer programmer, and she installed the first computer system in the family business, in the days before packaged “software,” the Journal News notice says.
She is survived by her sons Nicholas M. and his wife Donna and John A. and his wife Luann; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.