Nancy E. (Sandager) deVillers
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Published in August 2021
Westport, Mass. – Nancy deVillers of Westport, Ma. passed away on August 23, 2021 at Revolution at Sarah Brayton Place from complications resulting from ALS which she had been diagnosed with 14 months earlier. She was the daughter of the late William and Kathryn (Bertram) Sandager, also of Westport.
She hoped that her friends and acquaintances would remember her best for her “snarky” comments on many subjects ranging from politics to the latest book she had her nose buried in. No topic was safe from her often sarcastic opinions. Her family will remember her better for being the loving, caring mother and wife that she was (but the other thing too.).
Born in Concord, Mass, she spent most of her childhood in Dighton, Mass and most of her working career in Connecticut. Following their retirement she and her husband moved back to Westport and her family home in 2014.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 48 years, George; their three children Max deVillers, Kathryn deVillers and Alex deVillers; her sister Judy Neville; her 3 grandchildren Georgia, Dahlia and Elias Williams; and her 3 nephews Eric Neville, William Neville and Ernest deVillers.
Nancy graduated from Rhode Island College in 1972 with a BA in Early Childhood Education. While teaching only made up part of her career, her love of the children under her care was evident from her reminiscing even decades later about how wonderful they were and how clearly she remembered so many of them.
Always an avid reader, later in life she was fortunate to have worked for a major book distributor traveling the length of the East Coast as a troubleshooter. While the hours were usually long, she enjoyed the challenge, the travel and the opportunity to often meet other enthusiastic readers and offer recommended reading. While she didn’t love the annual conference in Chicago, she did love coming home with the boxes full of free books.
Quilting was also one of Nancy’s passions. While she was working there was never enough time for it and there were always unfinished projects. After she retired she joined several local quilting groups, made many new friends and finally had the time to complete those many quilts as well as many new ones.
Arrangements are private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS at: CCALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or through the website.