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Nancy was born in February, 1932 in Springfield, MA. After residing in Grafton MA for two years, she then migrated to Providence, RI where she graduated from Classical High School and afterwards becoming a Certified Occupational Therapist holding a Master’s in Education. After completing her undergraduate degree she married Wesley Talbot.
After her studies, Nancy became an instructor in Occupational Therapy starting at UNH for two years, Tufts University for five years and Boston University for eleven years. She also worked as a Psychiatric Occupational Therapist in VA Hospital’s in MA for five years. Nancy accomplished a lot in the fourteen years she spent at BU including becoming a full professor, holding the position of Chairman of the Occupational Therapy Department, serving as Dean of the college, along with holding the title of Interim Dean of the School Of Nursing for one year until retiring in 1996.
Retirement did not stop Nancy from involvement as an Occupational Therapist. She held the position of Treasurer of the American Occupational Therapy Association and served on the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Board for seven years, along with other various boards. After all of her contributions towards the Occupational Therapy profession, she was awarded the Meritorious Award in Orlando, FL.
Until her husband’s illness and then death in 1990, they enjoyed various activities around their home on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. She loved gardening and skilling. She met her longtime companion, Bernie shortly after Wesley’s passing with who was able to continue enjoying the same activities including travelling extensively to many different locations outside of the country. She had returned to her earlier passion of painting with water colors and had sold several of her paintings. After her beloved Bernie passed away after years of battling metastasized cancer, Nancy sold her home and moved into a life care community cottage that she was very fond of. She had loved retirement and only wished that she had more time for all she would like to do.
A memorial visitation will be held for Nancy in the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 1st from 2-4pm. Her interment will take place privately at Forest Hill’s Cemetery in Boston.