Please join us in extending our condolences to DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Eric Martsolf (Brady), whose mother, Nancy, passed away on Feb. 24. The actor took to social media to share his family’s heartbreaking news, penning a loving tribute to the woman who raised him.
“Heaven was fortunate today to have received this angel,” the DAYS star wrote on Facebook and Instagram, sharing a photo of him with his beloved parent as well as a shot of Nancy on her wedding day. “My mom was the most original mixture of beauty and toughness I’ve ever known. She lived and loved fiercely, and the family unit was always to be treasured and never abandoned.
“Any room was better with her in it, and her storytelling style riveted the toughest of crowds,” Martsolf continued. “I will miss the perplexed look on the many waiters’ faces when asking for a large glass of ice to accompany your Chardonnay, and I will greatly miss the outlandish, and sometimes admittedly inappropriate, laughter that we extracted from any situation.”
It sounds like the good-natured Martsolf inherited his storytelling abilities from his mother. Nancy was a teacher who raised the daytime actor and his brother, Justin, in Harrisburg, PA. (The Martsolf family patriarch, Rick, was a lawyer.) Martsolf’s wife, Lisa, posted a touching Instagram tribute of her own, sharing family photos of the couple’s twins, Chase and Mason, as young kids with their grandparents.
“Aah, where to begin?” wrote Lisa, accenting her statement with a broken-heart emoji before going into a long list of memories shared with her mother-in-law, like recipes that called for a lot of unmeasured butter, care packages for the twins, and Nancy’s love of comedy movies. “Maybe it’s the same silly, light-hearted, wacky sense of humor my husband inherited from you… It was all of those little things that add up to the beautiful, vivacious, spirit you were. The miles sure kept us apart, but you were never far apart from our hearts.”
In concluding his own emotional tribute to his mother, the Emmy winner finished by writing, “Rest now, Mom. And thank you for showing me how to love. I, and everyone who knew you, will miss you. Love, E.”
Soaps In Depth extends our condolences to the entire Martsolf family at this difficult time.