Cover photo for Nancy Marguerite Whitman's Obituary
Nancy Marguerite Whitman Profile Photo
1931 Nancy 2017

Nancy Marguerite Whitman

December 21, 1931 — September 11, 2017

Nancy Whitman of Winchester, Massachusetts and more recently of Woburn Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on September 11 after a brief illness. She was 85 years old. She leaves behind 5 sons: Chape of Southern Shores, North Carolina, Peter of Kittery, Maine, Chip of Bolton, Massachusetts, Rob of Marblehead, MA and Duke of Austin, Texas; 6 grandchildren: Brad, Adam, Jess, Molly, Galen and Aden; and one brother, Jack Hendry of San Diego, California.

A University of Pittsburgh (BA '53) and Boston University (M.Ed. '62) graduate, she was a longtime resident of Winchester MA and spent summers at Ragged Mountain Fish & Game Club in Andover NH.

She was born and raised outside Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she attended and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, she taught in the elementary schools of the Avonworth School District. In 1957, she embarked on an international teaching career joining the U.S. Department of Defense education system for U.S. dependents first in Japan, then in Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

She returned to the US in 1962, first joining the Wellesley Massachusetts school system as an elementary school teacher, then joining Harper Row as a sales executive focused on public school systems. During this time, she met Robert Whitman, a recent widower. One year later, she married Robert. With Robert, she returned to Europe and the Department of Defense schools where they co-taught in multiple schools throughout Germany, returning in 1986. She enjoyed cooking and reading throughout her whole life.

Family service will be private

Donations may be made in her name to:
First Congregational Church
21 Church St.
Winchester MA 01890


Visits: 14

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors