Monday, November 15, 2010

Services for Nancy

Visiting hours for Nancy will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, SouthPortland. A Celebration of Nancy’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, at East Point Christian Church, 58 City Line Drive, Portland. The church is located just behind Time-Warner near the Portland Jetport. Interment will be at Old Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
There will be a reception at East Point Church Hall immediately following the service at the cemetary. All are welcome.
The full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Portland Press Herald (& the on-line edition) and in Thursday's York County Coast Star.


  1. (I wrote this post over at Raising Maine where I blog. I wanted to share it here with you. Nancy meant the world to my Elise. She was so much more than her teacher. She showed Elise how to shine in her own unique way. May God hold you gently in His loving arms while you grieve. Blessings, Virginia McCormack)
    A Tribute To Nancy Tufts
    Just the other day we were talking about her in a conversation about what makes a great teacher. Elise stated emphatically that there could never be a better teacher than Mrs. Tufts. What followed was a long winded rendition of all the fun Elise had in third and fourth grade with Mrs. Tufts.

    Mrs. Tufts brought Elise out of her shell and tickled her brain in the most creative of ways. She understood Elise’s giftedness and celebrated her unique spirit. Elise loved her and I did too.

    I remember how sad Elise was when she found out Mrs. Tufts didn’t come back to teaching after her forth grade year because her ovarian cancer had returned. Every time Elise talked about Mrs. Tufts she commented on how much fun she must be having in retirement….never once doubting her ability to over come ovarian cancer.

    Mrs. Tufts died over the weekend.

    Sharing the news with my daughter brought us both to tears and laughter at some of the cooky things Mrs. Tufts did in the classroom. Before she went to sleep Elise said, ”Mom she had a really great life. She knew how to laugh and I’m always going to love her.”


    Nancy your light shines on in my daughter.

  2. Marion Armstrong
    We viewed the life of Nancy who hated the disease but could love our God completely. The most poignant moment was of Nancy's son reading the story his mother read to him at bedtime. A mother telling her son as he grew she would love him 'til she died & a complete turn around , the son finding his mother ill and he said to her "i'll love you 'til i die."(i got most of it correct) Thank you all, family and friends.