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Nancy W. Veeder

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Nancy W. Veeder (81) of Needham died on June 1st, 2018 after a long illness. Born in Albany, NY, she was admitted to the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY after she made an impromptu visit to the Principals office announcing, I just have to come here and Im very smart. She was admitted and flourished. She graduated from Smith College (BA), Simmons College (MSW), Boston College (MBA), and Brandeis University s Heller School (PhD). An Associate Professor in the Boston College School of Social Work for 40 years, her teaching was Inspired by her hero, Jane Adams, the legendary social worker serving immigrants in Chicagos Hull House Settlements. Professor Veeder was deeply committed to the cause of social justice but believed social work interventions should always be evaluated by rational review of the results. She published many articles and several books, her favorite being Womens Decision-Making (1992), an in-depth study of Northern Irish women during The Troubles. She was respected and admired by her many students for her high standards, integrity and concern for clients practical needs. Although never shy about making her opinions known, Professor Veeder had a wonderful sense of fun and an infectious laugh. She resided for many years in Needham and Newton before retiring to North Hill where she continued to make many new and wonderful friends. She is predeceased by her father, Harold Gerrit Veeder of Lake George NY, her mother, Alice Jackson Walker Veeder Gibson of Siesta Key FL, her sister Katrina Schemerhorn Veeder Schulhof of Charleston SC, her stepmother Nancy Briwa Veeder of Albany NY. Professor Veeder is survived by her partner of twenty years, Doctor Mary Costanza of Needham MA, her adoptive family Susan English, Francis Martinez, their daughter Katherine of Wellesley MA, Fred Costanza of Natick MA, her brother-in-law, Samuel Schulhof of Seminole Fl and many dear friends. Visiting Hours Tuesday 5 |7 PM at Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., Newton MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rosies Place 889 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118. Interment private. A service to celebrate Nancys life will be held at a later date. To share a memory of Nancy, please visit www. eatonandmackay.com.
Published in The Newton Tab from June 5 to June 13, 2018
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