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Nancy Patch Knapp


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NANCY PATCH KNAPP 1942 - 2018
COLCHESTER - Nancy Patch Knapp, 76, formerly of Pittsford, VT and Colchester, CT and most recently from the Meadows in Rutland, VT passed away on July 10, 2018 after a courageous battle with Parkinson Disease. Nancy was born on April 27, 1942, at the Rutland Hospital the daughter of Robert E. and Ida Churchill Patch. She married Henry B. Knapp in 1989, he pre-deceased her in 1993.
Nancy spent her early life in Pittsford, graduating from Pittsford High School in 1960, and then Castleton State College in 1964. She then embarked on a 35 year teaching career in Colchester, CT, almost entirely as a 5th grade teacher. She retired in 1999 at which time she was recognized by the Colchester Police Department for her involvement in the DARE Program. She was instrumental in establishing A Geography Bee for her students. Nancy worked with the Colchester Recreation Department as a crafts instructor at Day Pond State Park. She also was a volunteer at Sturbridge Village for many years.
After retirement Nancy was a longtime volunteer at the Colchester Senior Center. She was also a member of the Colchester Federated Church. She loved to travel and ventured to many far off places, including Africa, Kenya, Alaska anto name a few. In her later life she took up golf.
Nancy is survived by her brother Charles R. Patch (Gail) of White River Junction, Vermont, and her Sister Mary (Thomas) Bushey of Pittsford, Vermont along with several nieces and a nephew and several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford, Vermont. A grave side service will follow at 2:30 PM in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Pittsford Historical Society, PO Box 423, Pittsford, VT 05763 would be appreciated.
Published in Norwich Bulletin from July 11 to July 13, 2018
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