NICOLE STANDISH

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NICOLE STANDISH, 58 of Old Greenwich, CT, after a rich and full life, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2010 at Greenwich Hospital with her family at her side, concluding a protracted battle with ovarian cancer. She was a direct descendent of Captain Myles Standish. Nicole was raised in Rome and Paris, where her father served in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps. She spent her formative years in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A lifelong learner, Nicole earned a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a Master's Degree in Urban Studies at Lehigh University, Certification at The Institute for Organizational Management, Boulder, Colorado and a Juris Doctorate at Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, where she chaired the National Environmental Moot Court. She taught English in Japan for four years. Prior to moving to Greenwich, she settled in Newport, Rhode Island, a city she embraced for its passion for historic preservation and international diversity. In Greenwich, Nicole blossomed as a member and Program Chair of the Garden Club of Old Greenwich. She also devoted time and energy as a member of The Greenwich Junior League. Nicole was a lifelong Quaker. Her other passions included art, historic architecture, gardening, photograph, cooking, interior design, her cats and National Public Radio. She never shied away from debating civic issues. Her "bucket list" would have required several lifetimes to complete. The quintessential planner, she designed itineraries for family trips, recently enjoying Hawaii, California and southern England. Among her various positions were: Economic Development and Personnel Management Analyst at Westport Tomorrow, of Kansas City, Missouri; Executive Director of The Grandview Chamber of Commerce, Grandview, Missouri; Project Manager for The Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and Director of Marketing for The Newport Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. She is survived by her husband, Chester Dale Miller of Old Greenwich; her mother, Simone de Greve Standish of Middletown, Rhode Island; her sisters, Georgia Standish Romine of Castleton, Virginia and Melanie Standish Vance of Newport, Rhode Island, and her niece, Zoe Ariel Vance of Brooklyn, New York. Her father, Myles Standish, and brother, Guy Nicholas Edward Standish, predeceased her. Since her illness was first diagnosed in 2003, Nicole was extremely grateful to the nursing staff who cared for her, as well as the ovarian cancer advocates and practical support groups. Nicole appreciated the clear thinking of the smart and intellectually stimulating women who shared so much in their lives. Memorial services will be held at First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich at 2 PM, Saturday, November 13, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Survivors Foundation, 416 Coventry Court, Helena, MT 59601 or Camp Mak-A-Dream, P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, MT 59806.
Published in GreenwichTime on Oct. 24, 2010