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Nancy Cale Thompson Obituary
THOMPSON, NANCY CALE Nancy Cale Thompson, 73, of Long Hill Farm, Guilford, CT, died peacefully Saturday evening, Jan. 18, 2014 at her home, after a long battle with lung cancer. Mrs. Thompson was a former researcher at the Reader’s Digest magazine, and for many years a researcher at the Yale Child Study Center. Mrs. Thompson was born in Norwalk, CT. She attended Low-Heywood School in Stamford, and graduated from Vassar College in 1961. Her marriage to Edward T. Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of the Reader’s Digest, led to the birth of their daughter, Julie. Formerly of Armonk, and Bedford, NY, Mrs. Thompson for decades spent her summers among many friends and family on Money Island, in the Thimble Islands off Stony Creek, CT. At Yale, Mrs. Thompson’s work focused on Tourette’s Syndrome, and included interviews with families as well as medical research. She previously worked at Guidance Associates, an educational media company, in Mount Kisco, NY. In her professional, as in her personal life, she was a trusted adviser to her colleagues and legion of friends. An enthusiastic world traveler, Mrs. Thompson reached all seven continents. She loved to visit places as urbane as Sydney and Paris, and as remote as Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. Her fascination with the wide world was matched by her deep interest in, and empathy for, all those whom she met and whom accompanied her. Nancy was a friend to so many, a fantastic listener and storyteller, and an avid reader and stargazer. Her smile, warmth, and compassion will be dearly missed. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter Julie Robison and husband Neal, Jr.; two grandchildren, Lucy and Evan Robison, all of Wallingford, CT; by her sister Marnie Kalkstein, of Arrowsic, ME; and by five nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ Congregational in Stony Creek, CT on February 1, 2014 at 11:00 am. Donations in her memory may be made to: The Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT 06437, in honor of Nancy Thompson - http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/support-our-library/ or CaringBridge – https://donate.caringbridge.org/.
Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 26, 2014
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