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Nancy (McCullough) Griggs

WEST CORNWALL — Nancy (McCullough) Griggs, 90, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, died May 2, 2011, at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan. She was a former resident of West Cornwall.

She was born May 29, 1920, in Summerville, Pa., the daughter of Helen and Mark McCullough. She graduated from Lewisburg High School in Lewisburg, Pa., where she was salutatorian of the class of 1938. She was a graduate of Bucknell University, class of 1942.

In December 1942, she married her college sweetheart, David Griggs, who predeceased her in 2008.

Nancy lived for many years in Westchester County, N.Y., and retired to West Cornwall in 1976, where she was active in the United Church of Christ in Cornwall and in the community. She was a volunteer at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She and her husband also enjoyed time in Sarasota, Fla.

She is survived by her four children, Nancy Berry and her husband, Bill, Cynthia Lewis and her husband, David, Richard Griggs and his wife, Bianca, and Sara Taylor and her husband, Kent; four grandchildren, Bethany (Berry) Folds and her husband, Patrick, William Berry and his wife, Erin, Jonathan Berry and James Taylor; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Henry and Sam Berry and Rowan, Jonah and Charlie Folds.

She was predeceased by her brother, the Rev. Mark M. McCullough; her sister, Jane Johns; and a grandson, Daniel Berry.

Nancy will be dearly missed for her deep love for her family, her gentle, caring nature, her concern for others, her wonderful piano playing and her dry sense of humor.

Services were held May 9 at the United Church of Christ in Cornwall. Memorial donations in her name may be sent to the United Church of Christ in Cornwall, 8 Bolton Hill Road, Cornwall, CT 06753.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.