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Nancy Watters


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Nancy Watters Obituary
DOVER - Nancy Watters, 72, died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, after a long illness.

She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was graduated from the Oxford School in 1964 and Harvard University in 1968. She received an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven.

Her career began as an editorial assistant at the Harvard Lampoon, and she worked in New York at the CBS Education and Publishing Group and for Roman and Littlefield. She found her calling for public service as deputy press secretary for Ella Grasso for Governor, and served as her executive counselor during her terms as governor. She was appointed executive counselor to the Department of Revenue Services, and then to the Department on Aging. She was named commissioner and vice-chairman of the Commission on Hospitals and Health Care, State of Connecticut. Moving to the private sector, she was president and chief executive officer for the Greater Bridgeport Individual Practice Association, Inc. She worked on several boards of health care associations, and on the boards of the Hartford Architectural Conservancy and the Commission of the Restoration and Preservation of the State Capitol. She also served her hometown of East Haddam as chair of finance for ten years. Upon retirement, she moved to New Castle, N.H., where she restored a colonial cape and was elected town clerk.

When declining health required a move, she found a great home, friendships, and excellent care at Langdon Place of Dover. She was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Franklin Benjamin Watters and Helen Harper Bennett.

She is survived by her brothers Ben, Steve and his wife Anne, and David and his wife Janice Alberghene, of Dover, and by nieces, nephews, and grandnieces. She is also survived by her dearest lifelong friend, Hannah Boulton, and her friend Joyce Cherry.

Nancy has dedicated her estate to establishing a charitable trust at the New Hampshire Charitable Trust to provide scholarships for New Hampshire women, so they can pursue their dreams through education as she was able to do when there were far fewer opportunities for women in government and in board rooms.

Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
Published in Fosters from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2019
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