Anne "Nancy" Lindsay
1932 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Anne (Nancy) Paddock Lindsay, 81, of Lenox, formerly of Pittsfield, died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer. Nancy was born July 2, 1932 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Stephen and Margaret Paddock. Being a mother, wife and grandmother was her greatest joy; Nancy was the heart and soul of her loving family. She was also a loyal and dedicated friend. In her quiet and understated fashion, she touched the lives of so many with her kindness and her interest in others. She enjoyed traveling, playing the piano, golf, gardening, needlework, and spending time with her family. She was a creative, musical, and beautiful woman with a zest for life and an insatiable curiosity about others and the world. She has been described by many as a true lady who carried herself with dignity and grace. Nancy attended Northwestern University, and in 1954, she married John Gardner Lindsay in Wilmette, Ill. Two years later, they moved to Pittsfield, where they raised their family and joined the Berkshire County community. For the past 25 years, they have spent their winters in Naples, Fla. In addition to raising their four children, Nancy was involved in many community activities. She was a Girl Scout leader, President of the Berkshire Medical Center Auxiliary, was on the board of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and was a member of the Junior League of Berkshire County, the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and the St. Stephen's Church Altar Guild. She is survived by her loving husband, John, and her four children, Anne Lindsay, David Lindsay, Margy Stevens and Carrie Howard. She is also survived by her sons-in-law, David Schwarz, Rob Stevens and Willie Howard; her daughter-in-law, Becky Lindsay, and her five grandchildren, Andrew and Kathryn Lindsay of Poway, Calif., and Wills, Jack and Elizabeth Howard of Hopkinton. FUNERAL NOTICE: Formal plans have not yet been finalized for a memorial service. Nancy's family is especially grateful to the people who helped her at the end of her life. The volunteers and staff at Hospice Care in the Berkshires and Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center are true angels. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to those organizations or to the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation, Berkshire Children and Families, or St. Stephen's Church in Pittsfield.
Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 30, 2014