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BENNINGTON -- Nancy Percy Parker Rowley, 86, of Bennington, former resident of Cambridge and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died after a short illness on Oct. 6.

Nancy was born in Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 26, 1921. She was the daughter of the late James Earle and Fannie (Turner) Percy. Receiving her education in Hoosick Falls schools, Nancy graduated from Wood Memorial High School in 1938 where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Gamma Society. In 1942 Nancy graduated from the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy, N.Y.

She was married to Jay B. Parker from 1942 to 1958 and John C. W. Rowley from 1974 to 2006. Nancy was a school nurse at the Parker Elementary school in Pittstown, N.Y., for 16 years. She was an avid quilter with a strong interest in reviving old world crafts.

She was a member of the Pittstown Historical Society, Hoosick Falls Historical Society, a volunteer at the former Mary McClellan Hospital, and a member of the King’s Daughters and Peaceful Valley Quilters. She was extensively involved in the Cambridge Area Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association, serving as President, Crafts Chairperson, Membership Chairperson of the New York Division, National Crafts Chairperson, National Nominating Chairperson and President of Crafters of the New York Division. She was also a member of the West Hoosick Home Bureau.

Nancy leaves her two sons, Jeremiah Beach Parker of Shoreham and Charles Armstrong Parker of Starksboro; two daughters Sally Maeve Demeter of Morrill, Maine, and Mary Parker Jackson of Harwich, Mass.; her cousin Ruth Rudd, a special niece and nephew Susie and James Gavagan of West Hoosick, N.Y., 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

There will be private burial services.

A service to celebrate the life of Nancy Parker Rowley will be held next spring.

Should friends wish to offer a memorial to Nancy, gifts may be made to the horticultural scholarship fund from the Cambridge Area Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafunerahomes.com.The family has entrusted arrangement to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 9, 2007
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