Chloe Sylvia (Anderson) Nassau died peacefully at her home in Juno Beach, Florida, on October 11, 2021, after a short illness. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59+ years, Paul Nassau, who died in 2013. She is survived by her son Robert (Jessica Murray); daughter Julie Brady; grandsons Danny, Eric, Tim, Sam and David; sisters Polly Graham and Marlowe Kidston; and countless others who knew, admired and loved her. Late in life she was fortunate to have two devoted friends: Thomas Rorke, who predeceased her; and Dick Dill, who provided much comfort in her final days.
Chloe was born on March 3, 1934, to Howard and Marlowe Anderson in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated second in her class from Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, Connecticut, where she was also quite the athletic star, and then enrolled at Oberlin College. It was there that she met and married Paul, moving with him to New York City, where she finished her education at New York University. Later in life, Chloe received a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
For many years, Chloe lovingly supported her husband's songwriting career, including by becoming an elementary school teacher at P.S. 9 on the Upper West Side. Throughout her life she pretty much let her children get away with whatever they wanted, and she generously funded her grandchildren's education, as well as myriad other charitable causes, especially Oberlin College and the Boston Symphony.
While she spent the majority of her adult life in a beautiful New York apartment, for which she would posthumously like to thank rent control, she was also a seasonal resident of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for many decades, before moving permanently to Juno Beach after her husband's death. She had many friends at both the Stockbridge Golf Club and PGA National Golf Resort, where she enjoyed both friendly rounds, and the occasional competition.
She was fortunate to have been able to travel extensively throughout the world and America. She was an excellent cook, and never let anyone's glass run dry. She enjoyed reading, movies, theater and concerts (especially at Tanglewood); and she knew a lot more about sports than she would probably have admitted. One of her children's favorite photos is of her and Paul at a Mets game.
She will be missed and forever remembered by all who knew her.
[Chloe committed her body to medical research at the University of Miami Medical School. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in her memory should consider any charity they enjoy supporting.]
Published by The Berkshire Eagle from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.