Nancy Gannett(1928 - 2013)

Nancy (Farnam) Gannett, 85, of Hopedale passed away Sat. October 5, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of William B. Gannett. Nancy was a Trustee Emeritus at Milford Regional Medical Center, and served as both President and Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was Chairman of the Red Cross Blood Program in Hopedale for over 20 years and the Treasurer of the Hopedale Womens Club for 19 years. Nancy was an elected member of the Hopedale School Committee for 9 years and served as Chair for 3 years. She was a longtime active member of the Hopedale Unitarian Parish and was a member of the churchs Ladies Alliance. She was also an avid sports fan, champion golfer, and loved to travel. She was born in Lacrosse, WI, May 28, 1928 the daughter of the late Robert A. and Leona (Yerly) Farnam and was a graduate of Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY Class of 1949. As an active member of Vassar College Alumni, she was Class Fund Chairman for the class of 1949; she was on the Vassar Club Scholarship Committee for 10 years, the Chairman Prospective Students Committee for 3 years, and a Boston Vassar Club Board Member for 6 years. In addition to her husband William of 64 years, she is survived by two sons, W. Bristow Gannett, Jr. and his lifetime partner Sam Jeffries, III of Missouri City, TX, and Robert F. and his wife Suzan M. Gannett of Thornton, NH; one daughter, Mary and her husband Donald E. Crowell of Meredith, NH; four grandchildren, Jessie and her husband Cris Heath of Chichester, NH, Eben and his wife Angie Gannett of Thornton, NH, Nancy Crowell and Dorothy Crowell both of Meredith, NH; one great grandchild, Kayley M. Gannett and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son George D. Gannett, a daughter Nancy Gannett and her sister Frances Farnam. A memorial service will be Sat., November 23, 2013 at 11 AM in the Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 65 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Milford Regional Medical Center, c/o Dev. Office, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757 or Vassar Student Association, 124 Raymond Ave., Box 727, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. Arrangements under the direction of Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, Milford. www.bumafuneralhome.com

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Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home
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Published in Milford Daily News on Oct. 9, 2013