Nancy J. Reid, better known as Nanc, Mom, Grammy passed away on March 9, 2021 in her home in Marblehead surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was the petite shy girl who met David, her soon to be husband, at a bus stop in New Bedford, MA. 65 years ago. Nanc traveled with Dave from that day forward. She stayed by his side throughout all his crazy dreams and journeys. She was Davids better half and travel mate from sailing, white water rafting to sightseeing around the globe. She never ever complained. Well, maybe behind his back. Nanc said: "without your Dad, I would not of had all of our Great Adventures." Mom was the family rock. She was a strong and sometimes feisty woman who kept the family alive and together through thick and thin. She had an inexhaustible amount of love and kindness. As a young bride and mother, she raised her three girls, nine grandchildren and great grandson, Wyatt, as well as, her husband, David. Yes, she raised him too. She had a no-nonsense approach. She listened, shared and had an incredible ability to accept each family member for who they were. It was a playful, happy and guilt-free zone, even if you messed-up, which we all did sometimes. (Sorry mom). Thank goodness for Nanc/Moms moxie and heart. Nanc, Mom/Gram was our go to person, our friend and companion. She had a unique way of being each family members "Best Friend." Upon hearing this from her granddaughter, Alicia, she said; "GET A LIFE!" Her truest passion was her family. Nancy was a prolific reader and family wordsmith who once worked at The Marblehead Reporter as a proofreader. She was also the family memory bank. Gram was a passionate gardener who once said: "She had forgotten more plant names then most people ever knew." Little Grammy allowed her grandchildren to sell her crops along with lemonade at the end of her driveway. Her guilty pleasures included sweet coffee, chocolate and Yes, Judy Judge! Grammy was an avid eavesdropper often caught leaning in with her mouth gaped open in sheer nosiness. Mom was also the ultimate camper and canoe master. We never capsized, drowned or lacked for chocolate. She was the champion of Cards for Humanity creating memories of high hilarity for the whole family. Our precious Nancy will be forever missed. We carry her in our hearts, souls and DNA. She leaves behind many friends from far and wide. As well as, her grateful, loving family including her husband, David Reid. Daughter and Family | Laurie, John, Kyle, Michelle, Wyatt, Kirk, and Rachel Blaisdell. Daughter and Family- Beth, Tom, Chris, and Karli Jacobs, Ellory and Brian Bixbee. Daughter and Family- Kim, Alicia and Derrick Goodwin. Brother in-law -Peter, Heidi,Taylor, Elsie, Staylee, Mackenzie, Ben and Mae Larsen. Brother Norman and wife Virginia Taylor.
Published by The Marblehead Reporter from Apr. 17 to Apr. 22, 2021.