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Nancy Wagner Hart

1930-2013 Nancy Wagner Hart, 82, of 260 South Street, Williamstown, died on Tuesday, August 20th at her home. Born in Philadelphia, PA on September 22 1930 she was a daughter of Alvin Snyder Wagner and Hazel Spangler Wagner. She attended the Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington DC, and graduated from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and received a Masters in Education from Harvard University. Early in her career, she taught nursery school in Roxbury, MA. In May of 1955, she married the Reverend Sinclair D. Hart at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. She was a contributing author to the book Diminished People (1972). She was a psychotherapist at the Newton Guidance Clinic in Newton, MA and served as a childcare advocate for the Berkshire County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. A lifelong volunteer, she focused on children, the arts, social justice, and Patriots Football; always insisting everyone stand up for the kick-off. She was a docent at the Clark Art Institute, an active volunteer with the local Democratic party, and a patron of the Williamstown Theater Festival. She leaves four daughters, Susan Hart Smith and her husband Matthew of Croton on Hudson, NY, Elizabeth Gardiner Hart of Williamstown, MA, Sally Hart Petersen and her husband Timothy of Ann Arbor, MI and Julie Danforth Hart of New York, NY, and four grandchildren, Amanda Danforth Smith, Alison Brady Smith, Jack Sinclair Petersen and Jane Danforth Petersen. She also leaves a sister Mary Esther Wagner of New York, New York. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Funeral Service and Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at St. John's Episcopal Church on Park Street in Williamstown, MA on Saturday, August 24th at 11am. A reception will follow at the Williams Faculty Club. The family requests that flowers and donations be omitted. For further information, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on Aug. 23, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.
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