Charlton – Nancy A. Dean, 60 of Charlton, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 of complications from the Covid virus. She was born in Ware. Nancy was the daughter of the late Russell O. and Susan E. (Goodfield) Dean and lived many years in New Braintree with her family. The last eleven years were at the Overlook Masonic Health Care Facility in Charlton.
She was a graduate of Pathfinder Regional High School in 1979. She worked at Quaboag On the Common Nursing Home for more than 20 years.
Nancy will be lovingly missed by her sister Cindy and her husband Orrie Mason of Jefferson; her brother Rodney O. Dean of West Brookfield and her cousin Suanne and her husband, John Despres of Ware, along with many cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Russell and Susan Dean as well as her brother, Roger.
Nancy also leaves her niece Bethany Greene and her husband William; two grand-nephews, Logan and Jacob of Coventry, CT; her nephew Todd Mason and his wife Jillayne of Kingfisher, OK; two grand-nieces, Alexandria and her fiance Ryan McDonald and Cassandra Mason of Edmond, OK.
Nancy held many offices in New Braintree and Sunrise Pomona Granges. She enjoyed sending cards of cheer, thinking of you and birthday greetings. She loved reading, doing word searches but was particularly fond of her cats. Nancy struggled most of her life with Myotonic Dystrophy.
Our family deeply appreciates the wonderful care she received at Overlook Masonic Home. We will never forget the many acts of kindness and compassionate care she received during her stay. The nurse and doctors in ICU at UMass were caring and special to the very end.
A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be held at the First Congregational Church in West Brookfield on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Burial was held in Hardwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s name to: Overlook Masonic Health System, Staff Appreciation Fund, c/o Josh Gaskell, 88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA 01507.
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements.
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Overlook Masonic Health System
88 Masonic Home Road, Charlton MA 01507
c/o Josh Gaskell - Staff Appreciation Fund