Nancy Morse Willeson ’45

Nancy MorseNancy Lee (Morse) Willeson, A.K.A. Nancy Maxwell-Willeson, aged 87 went to be with her Lord April 18.

Nancy was living in Palm Harbor, FL. She was born January 20, 1928 in Wellesley Hills, MA, to Roger Earle & Gladys Carr Morse. She spent summers as a child at the family farm in Francestown, N.H., and also at the family cottage in Chatham, Cape Cod, MA. She graduated from Northampton School For Girls, in Northampton, MA, and she also graduated from Principia College in Elsah, IL.

She married Ronald (Max) Maxwell-Willeson Sept. 6, 1952, and brought up her four children in Wayland, MA and later in Chatham, MA.

She is predeceased by her brother, Donal Fisher Morse and her husband Ronald. She is survived by her brother Malcolm (Mac) Carr Morse, sister-in-law Alice Zollner Morse; also her four children Robin Willeson Garfield of Detriot, MI; Holly Willeson Abbate of Chatham, MA; Becky Willeson Garlicki of Brimfield, MA; and Alec Maxwell Willeson of Oldsmar, FL. In addition, she has 12 grand-children, and 2 great grand-children.

She resided in Anna Maria, FL, and Bradenton, FL for many years, as she has always loved the ocean, the beaches, and the natural beauty of the coast, both in Florida and Cape Cod. She also enjoyed the mountains around Waynesville, N.C. She thrived in the role of homemaker, and loved working outside in her many gardens. She loved riding horses, especially as a young girl. She was an avid reader, and loved playing bridge and almost any other card game!

Nancy passed on peacefully, as she had been ready to be reunited with the love of her life, her husband Ronald (Max), who had predeceased her by 10 years. She is now undoubtedly celebrating her new life in Heaven!

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