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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nanette Stubbe on August 19th.


Nanette served as IREM Chapter 58’s Administrator since 1991.  Though Chapter leaders and boards have changed during these past many years, Nanette was the driving force in the Chapter’s continuity and success from year to year.  Her knowledge and experience in the Chapter operations were of tremendous benefit to each President and Executive Board.  She brought out the best in those around her, and her positive support was instrumental in creating leaders and growing the membership in our IREM Chapter.  Her kindness and friendly personality was influential in developing and sustaining valuable relationships with all who knew her. 

She will be missed dearly!

Nanette took over as Chapter Administrator 1991

Nanette managed Dunn Tower in Gates for Philippone Realty, having earned her Accredited Residential Manager designation. Under the presidency of Bruce Smith, CPM she undertook the task of IREM Chapter 58 Administrator in 1991, a job she would continue long after her retirement from Philippone Realty.

In Nanette’s memory, the Chapter will be making donations to Webster Comfort Care Home. 

In addition, the chapter will hold a memorial gathering later this year.



Fond Remembrances:


Link to Nanette's Memorial Service:

Nanette was truly one of a kind.  She was the reason I joined the board, and her gentle but persistent prodding was why I stayed and continued to advance.  She always let you know where she stood, but always had the best of intentions.  I look back fondly on my time on the board, in large part because of Nanette's presence.  She is finally back with her beloved Les.  Rest in Peace.

David Cocquyt, CMA


It’s hard to believe that the person who has touched so many of our souls, is no longer among us. We will miss Nanette greatly!  She was truly an inspiration to all of us by always showing kindness, integrity, and being true to her faith and while giving so much to the community.  Professionally, I got to know Nanette through IREM, she was the one who inspired me to get get involved and pursue my CPM designation. Nanette was the wealth of knowledge and support that I had been seeking to finally take that next step.  Thank you  Nanette, for your guidance, support and friendship. My sincere condolences to Nanette’s family!

Natalya Rodriguez CPM, COS, MORS


Nanette was an incredibly warm, sweet and kind person, who was always there to help. Nanette was probably one of my biggest cheerleaders in my journey to obtain my CPM. She pushed me to to take the classes, helped me with scholarships and was there at the beginning of each class with a genuine smile and an encouraging good luck. I enjoyed working with her on chapter projects and business. She was always working on chapter events and idea for upcoming meeting and events, finding ways to make them more interesting, beneficial and fun - she made it hard to say no!. She will be though of fondly and often, the chapter will not be the same without her at the helm. 

Lindsay Miller, CPM


It was an honor getting to know and work with Nanette over the past 20 years.  From working toward a CPM certification to engagement on the chapter board, to traveling to national events, to local events, to dinners and drinks. As the IREM Association Executive Nanette led with a consistent, dedicated, professional, and direct style.  She was respected for her experience and knowledge of the association business, history, and purpose. Her passion and attention to detail made her a tremendous asset to our association.  As a friend, she was honest, fun, reliable, supportive, and trustworthy.  Nanette cared for and coordinated the ever-changing board with a motherly discipline making sure we didn’t miss a step in delivering the association mission and vision.  She will be deeply missed.

Colby A. Smith, CCIM, CPM


My most prominent memories of Nanette are of her encouraging me to do something that I didn’t believe I could do. She would smile at me and laugh a little and tell me that if she says I can do it, then I can!  As I progressed thru my different roles within the Executive Council of Chapter 58, she would encourage me to push myself and explore my options. Once she had an inkling that I was considering pursuing my CPM, there was no turning back! Nanette has been a driving force in my career, she has always believed in me and helped me see the possibilities when I was unsure. I will miss her dearly and will see her smile and hear her laugh every time I am faced with a career choice…remembering that I can do it simply because she believed I could!

Brenda S. Decker, MBA, CPM®


Nanette had the ability to bring out the strengths, abilities, talent and confidence in people, that they did not fully realize they had within themselves.

I had been an IREM member for a number of years, attending Chapter events and functions, but not truly participating, definitely not contributing, and mostly because it was a requirement of my employer.

I had no clue on what I was really missing out on.

Nanette would politely try and try to get me to be more involved until one day she wasn’t going to take my standard NO’s” for an answer and basically told me that I was going to be a part of the Executive Council. I knew that day was coming and this was it!

I was caught a bit off guard, but I thought I had the perfect excuse and responded: “I would love to help you out, but my wife is pregnant”, but she didn’t care and insisted. I again quickly responded: pregnant with twins” thinking I would get a pass. Nanette did not bat an eyelash, she simply replied: “fine, you have one year!”

Well, the one-year deadline expired to the day and Nanette contacted me with the details of the upcoming Executive Council meeting. It’s now 20 years later and has been one of the best experiences, as well as opportunities of my life! Over that time,

I grew professionally and personally, created amazing relationships, none of which would have been possible to the extent

I have experienced, all due to the simple fact that one person saw more in me than I did in myself.

I am truly grateful!

Nicholas J. Harris, Jr. PCAM®, CPM®


To Our Friends at IREM Chapter 58,

We were saddened to learn of Nanette's Passing.

Nanette was a wonderful person, always caring and amiable in all of our interactions and we recognize the immense loss your Chapter must feel.

She was so much more than a Chapter Administrator, but also a long-time friend to so many people including many of us at BOMA.

We wish you peace, comfort and lasting memories.

With deepest sympathy,

BOMA Rochester


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