TALBOT, NANCY S. Dearly beloved wife and mother Nancy S. Talbot of North Haven was welcomed into the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 17, 2013. She is survived by her husband Robert and her daughter Leigh W. Talbot and was predeceased by her son Ryan B. Talbot. Born April 2, 1947 in New Haven to the late Raymond T. and Helen A. Sullivan, Nancy was predeceased by her brother Raymond and is survived by siblings Sheila, Edward and Cornelius, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Nancy was a devout parishioner of the Church of St. Mary in New Haven. She was an honors graduate of Quinnipiac University where she received her Bachelor of Science and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and New York University. She was an accomplished classically trained actress and dramatic soprano opera singer who performed in New York City, Connecticut and Europe. One of the highlights of her life was the honor of giving an operatic performance at the Vatican for His Holiness Pope John Paul II. In addition to her work in the performing arts, Nancy was well known in Connecticut for her many decades working for many charitable, cultural and artistic endeavors for the community. Most prominent among them includes her being specially appointed to the role of chairperson for the Founders Reception at the Special Olympics International World Games 1995. Nancy was a member of the board of directors of the Volunteer Action Center of Greater New Haven, whose programming benefitted those in greatest need. She worked for the establishment of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook and for the “Night on the Nile” gala benefit for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. In addition to these, Nancy helped drive a multitude of notable fund raising efforts and events. Nancy lived each day in faith, hope, joy and love. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her – her smile, her great beauty, her magnificent voice, her warmth, her loving charm, her generosity, her intellect and vision and her endless joy and enthusiasm for life. A mass of Christian burial was held at the Church of St. Mary with interment at All Saints Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 11, 2014