Nancy B. Roberts
Tasker Funeral Home - Dover
621 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Nancy Roberts

RYE - Nancy B. Roberts, 58, of Rye, N.H. passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was born March 18, 1956, the only child of the late Clyde and Elisabeth Roberts of Rollinsford, N.H. She was a graduate of Berwick Academy and Bates College and a longtime resident of Rye.

Nancy was well-known in the seacoast area as a talented musician. She was the music director and organist at York-Ogunquit United Methodist Church for many years, taught piano to hundreds of young students, and was much in demand as an accompanist at horse shows around the country. She loved her Siamese cats and was an active member of Siamese Rescue of New Hampshire.

She is survived by several cousins in the local area, including Stephen Roberts of Rollinsford, Susan Roberts Inoue of Kennebunkport, Debbie Tasker of Dover, and Alma and Janice Henderson of York; cousin Aline Houston of Wheaton, Illinois; and by many close friends who provided loving care and support during her illness, including dear friends Jane Langmaid, Cyndi Seavey, Mary Pelletier, Barbara Kohl and Judy Haszard, and her neighbors Kathy and Ed Hajjar.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the York-Ogunquit United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in the spring in New Town Cemetery in Rollinsford. Memorial contributions may be made to Siamese Rescue of New Hampshire.

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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Jan. 31 to Feb. 10, 2015.
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So sorry to find out about this. To say Nancy and me had a lot of laughs would be an understatement.
Brian Gebhardt
September 9, 2015
I meet nancy at the morgan shows she was always happy and friendly. Even if i wasn't showing i would stop in to chat with her she alway s brightened the day and always played just the right music. She will be missed. Play on nancy we are listening. Brenda and bob martin
brenda martin
February 20, 2015
I will miss you Nancy!
Terri Chagnon
February 18, 2015
I knew Nancy growing up in Rollinsford where I baby sat her as a chlid. She played the organ for my wedding in 1971 when she was a mere teenager. Her talent shone even then. My condolences for her passing .
Julie-Anne (Berube) Scala
February 12, 2015
Nancy was my children's amazing piano teacher. She fostered their growth from kindergarten tinkling into pre-teen rock music, rewriting complicated sheet music so they could perform Green Day and Cold Play. Nancy arranged their score for The Addams Family performance in the North Hampton Talent Show. We will always remember her for going way beyond what an average instructor would do for her pupils, always with a cheerful laugh and happy loving smile. I'm sorry that she left us too early, God bless you Nancy. We will never forget you. Howie "Kyle", Cormac & Fionnuala Mahoney
Shari Boibeaux
February 9, 2015
I have so many memories of playing violin with you in church and each one of them was a special occasion, appreciated by so many in the congregation. You were such an important part of our church family. I will miss making such inspirational music with you. Keep playing with the angels!
Lynne McMahon
February 6, 2015
Always a place in my heart.
Bruce Wescott
February 4, 2015
Our deepest sympathy from the Bernier family. Our son always enjoyed his piano lesson time with Nancy. She was patient, kind and encouraged him to do his best.
Dave and Lori Bernier
February 3, 2015
Nancy will be sorely missed. She was a wonderful teacher and a kind and caring prrson. Greta and Garrett learned a lot from her over the last few years. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Becky, KC, Greta and Garrett Lincoln
February 2, 2015
Our condolences from the Kollmorgen family, two former pupils of Nancy's at the North Hampton School. She was kind and patient, and always had a smile.
John and Becky Kollmorgen
February 2, 2015
All three of our children loved their piano lessons with Nancy. She inspired them and made the learning process fun, finding music that touched each of them. We are so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a wonderful teacher and mentor and will be greatly missed in our community!
Chenard Family
February 2, 2015
The Murphy family in North Hampton and Megan in particular fondly remembers Nancy and her cheerful, supportive attitude. The angels have a new pianist to accompany them. God Bless Nancy and her family. Fondly, The Murphys.
Sharyl Murphy
February 2, 2015
My daughter, Eveline, loved having piano lessons with "Ms. Roberts" at the North Hampton School. She was a wonderful piano teacher. She will be sorely missed. With love and best regards, The Marshall Family
Eveline Marshall
February 2, 2015
Nancy was my children's piano teacher. She started teaching all of them in Kindergarten. She had incredible patience and a unique ability to connect & motivate young children. Nancy helped all of my children develop a life long love for music. She taught them that practice makes perfect and hard work pays off. She will be deeply missed by our family and many others in North Hampton where she taught for years. Rest in Peace Nancy.
God Bless.
Kelly & Brian Parrott & Zach, Lyndsey and Lainey
Kelly Parrott
February 2, 2015
RIP my friend!
Dennis Drake
February 2, 2015
I knew Nancy through and across the years and miles as organists and students of Joe Bucci. She was truly very, very talented and was always an inspiration. She was always determined to be the best but without being unduly rude as so many other musicians can be. I'm very sad to hear of her passing and I am sure that the angels are greeting her with a musical assignment of one kind or another. May she rest in peace, the musical community has just experienced a loss that can not be filled.
Brandy Irish-Gerjuoy
February 1, 2015
She was such a kind , funny, incredible, talented , thoughtful and the list goes on and on friend. We loved to play bid whist and 45s card games.
bren boudrow
January 31, 2015
We knew Nancy so briefly, as she shared a room at Webster of Rye with Mary. She was a warm, caring lady and we had hoped to keep in touch. Our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.
June/Mary McLaren/Concannon
January 31, 2015
You will be missed Nancy. It was an honor to have called you my friend.
Mary Pelchat
January 31, 2015
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