Nancy Hambleton Carter, 89, died peacefully of congestive heart failure in Port Townsend, Washington on Oct. 16, in hospice care with family members close by.
Born in Springfield Nov. 20, 1931, Nancy Lou Hambleton grew up in Suffield, and graduated from Suffield High School in 1949. Nancy married Gordon Edward Carter of East Windsor Sept. 5,1953, and had two sons, Neal Hambleton Carter Chantara and Paul Gordon Carter. She worked with the family business Carter and Son Builders. Following retirement, Gordon and Nancy traveled extensively and often sent postcards. She loved hosting family gatherings, baking, and table games at their homes in East Windsor, Staffordville, Lake Helen, Florida and since 2013, Port Townsend.
Nancy was preceded in death by parents Charles and Loris Merrell Hambleton, and Gordon Carter who died in 2011. She leaves her sister, Suzanne Farrow (Julian) of Stuart Florida; sons Neal (Shosanah Chantara) of Kilauea, Hawaii and Paul (Patricia Kane) of Port Townsend; as well as grandchildren, Tor, Chanterelle, Beorn, Dylan (Larissa), and Elyse (Arthur); in addition to several cousins and nieces and nephews. She asked her ashes nourish beautiful gardens on the Olympic Peninsula and Hawaii.
Donations in her name may be made to the Library Association of Warehouse Point, 107 Main St., East Windsor, CT 06088
Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2021.
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Our deepest sympathy to Nancy's family from the class of '49. We were a very close class, in fact probably the closest ever to graduate Suffield High. Out of a class of 53, there are but 9 left. We saw Nancy & Gordon at our 50th. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Thanks to another classmate, he notified me that he saw it in the Journal Inquirer. Nancy was a great friend. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.