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Nancy D. Westcott

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Published in May 2023

Nancy D. Westcott, aged 86, passed away peacefully on May 15th, 2023 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Mary and Christopher Thomajan, in Belmont, MA, where she happily resided for the past 6 years.

Nancy is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ed Westcott (d. 2011), her son Michael Westcott (d. 2014) and is survived by her sons Mitchell Westcott and William Westcott, and daughters Wendy Westcott, Annie MacPhail and Mary Thomajan, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Spirited, quick-witted and warm, she was dearly beloved by all who knew her.

Nancy was one of 5 children raised in rural Bay City Michigan where she met Edgar J. Westcott while both working at the same tackle shop. They were married Dec 1957 and immediately relocated to Germany for Ed’s US Army assignment. Far from home, Nancy gave birth to their first child, Michael. In Nancy’s inimitable way, she began her thread of making lifelong friendships that were the fabric of who Nancy was.

Upon their return from overseas, Ed launched a career as an automobile stylist. His talents led him to be recruited into the industrial design world. Together they ventured out of Michigan to the east coast, where they formed Westcott Associates, an industrial design firm. Nancy worked at the firm while simultaneously raising their 6 children in Westport, CT. Nancy’s engaging personality and sense of humor made her a popular figure in the community of Westport where she made lifelong friendships and generously gave of her time.

She volunteered at Assumption School and Church, was an active member of the Ladies Club, engaged with the elderly through FISH (Friends I Should Help care services) and Meals On Wheels. Nancy was a dedicated member of the Catholic faith which served her well throughout her life.

After the passing of Ed from ALS in 2011, Nancy lived in Heritage Village, Southbury, CT where she maintained her volunteer work and activities at her cherished Church of the Nativity.,It was in this bucolic setting where she would delve into her hobby of pressing any and all beautiful,flowers she found, creating “Nan’s Notecards”, eventually starting a small business and selling her cards in local boutiques.

In 2016, Nancy moved to Belmont, MA. She immediately made connections through the local Beech Street Senior Center and her Church, St Eulalia’s in Winchester. Her small business thrived in Belmont and she was a fixture at the Belmont Center Christmas Bazaar.

The family will hold a private celebration of Nancy’s life on Saturday May 20th, 2023.

A mass in Nancy’s name will be held at 8:00 am Sunday June 11 at the Church of the
Nativity/Prince of Peace Parish in Bethlehem CT.

Church of the Nativity
48 East Street (Route 132)
Bethlehem, CT 06751

A mass in Nancy’s name will also be held (date and time TBD) at St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester, MA.
St. Eulalia Church
50 Ridge St.
Winchester, MA 01890

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassion Care ALS:
Compassionate Care ALS
PO Box 1052
West Falmouth, MA 02574