Nancy Hirt Harris
1942 - 2021
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Harris, Nancy Hirt
Nancy Hirt Harris, 78 of Naples FL, and Essex, CT, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021. She was born on July 13, 1942 in St. Paul Minnesota to the late Marshall and Tensy Carlson Hirt. Nancy is the beloved wife of Reese H. Harris III of Naples and New Canaan.
Nancy spent her early years in St. Paul, Minnesota. She and her family relocated to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she graduated from high school. She received a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Arizona. Nancy's passion for travel and adventure led to her first career as a TWA Purser. She flew internationally for over 20 years, her main route being NYC to Athens, Greece. Her love of the Greek culture and jewelry resulted in a second 30-year career as the proprietor of women's boutiques. Located in Essex, Connecticut, Naples, Florida and for a short time, Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the stores combined her love of travel and fashion. Aegean Treasures clothing and jewelry have homes in many closets, in many states in this country. For those who knew Nancy, her adventurous side was easily matched by her kindness and generosity. She was a true friend.
In addition to her loving husband Reese, Nancy is survived by her daughter Tensy Thatcher (Jeremiah Thatcher) of Naples, FL, son Douglas Harris (Katie Harris) of New Canaan, stepson Reese Harris IV (Shawn Harris) of Carlsbad, CA, stepdaughter Virginia Rowland (Randolph Rowland) of Shelburne, VT, and stepdaughter Dorothy Morgantini (Peter Morgantini) of Manchester, VT. She is also survived by four grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.
Due to the pandemic Nancy's memorial service will be held in Essex, Connecticut on July 17th. Please contact her family for more details.
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Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 25, 2021.
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May 14, 2021
I met Nancy the summer of 1958. We spent that summer with three other girls and boys, quadruple dating. It was a good time as we all thought about our futures, college, jobs, and where we life might take us.

At the end of the summer Nancy gave me a pair of cuff links which I still treasure. Although I was never in contact with Nancy again, I've thought fondly of her from time to time and always wished her well. She was a nice person.

Jeffrey Holmes
March 16, 2021
Nancy was a beloved member of our Ladies Club of the ASN in Naples!!!! She was beautiful in every way and we will miss her!!! To Reese and the family, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Marianne Troy
March 5, 2021
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March 2, 2021
I was one of Nancy’s caregivers at Bridges. Nancy was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She was always a pleasure to be around and I am so grateful I was able to care for her and comfort her in her final weeks. Nancy will be missed by all of us at Bridges. My deepest condolences to Nancy’s husband and family. May she rest peacefully.
Vanessa Poremba
February 27, 2021
A sister lives in your heart forever ...
Janis Hirt Struckman
February 27, 2021
I am Nancy’s niece, daughter of her oldest sister, Janis (1938-present). As a child and adolescent, I spent summers with Nancy and her family in Connecticut, and it was those summers that determined my trajectory, as an adult, to move to the Northeast and claim it as my new home. I will never forget those summers. Thanks Nancy, you are missed already. -Andrea O’Neill (Struckman)
Andrea O’Neill
February 27, 2021
I only knew Nancy for a few years but It was a pleasure to have known and to have worked for Nancy. My condolences to her family. Sincerely Barbara Dizoglio
Barbara Dizoglio
February 25, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
February 25, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
February 20, 2021
OMG We are so saddened to hear of Nancy´s passing. We just loved your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all grew up together in Essex and Dougie we know that you are there for all. So well done.
Jeff & Laurie Gould
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