NANCY DUNN WOLCOTT - MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Nancy Dunn Wolcott, 90, formerly of Underhill Center, and most recently of West 82nd in Manhattan, N.Y., died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2013, after a life of varied pursuits: as a mother of six, a Registered Nurse, an organizer of 4H Clubs, a volunteer with music in the Underhill Central School, a member of The Voluntaires - a group that sang at Nursing Homes, a board member for The Overlake Day School in Burlington, a volunteer organizing the formation of Mount Mansfield Union High School, a world traveler. She was a horse enthusiast - as owner and breeder at The Hip Heath Morgan Horse Farm on Mountain Road. She was a host to several children in the fresh air program at her farm in Underhill. She was a student late in life attending Goddard College, the University of Vermont, and earning a Ph.D. degree in 1978 from The Union For Experimenting Colleges and Universities. She was a student of the Jean Houston Mystery School. Nan was born in Stockbridge, Mass., on Aug. 17, 1922. Her early years were spent in Stockbridge, Mass., and Staten Island, N.Y. She graduated from Miss Hall's School and from The Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing in New York City. She married James Wolcott in 1944, and settled in Underhill Center in 1948, when James purchased the Lake Champlain Transportation Company with Lew Evans and Richard Wadhams. James died in 1988. She is survived by her husband, Albert Brown; as well as her children, Wendy Mackey of Newton, Mass., Charles Wolcott of Franconia, N.H., William Wolcott of Underhill, Julie Wolcott of Fairfield, James Wolcott of Jeffersonville, and Rachel Slagle of Belvidere; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her last journey will begin with the spreading of her ashes near Staten Island in a private ceremony. Contributions in Nan's memory can be made to The Bent Northrop Memorial Library, 164 Park St., Fairfield, VT 05455; or to The Fresh Air Fund, 633 3rd Ave., 14th floor, New York, NY 10017 or online at

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 20, 2013