Nancy S. Watson, 77, passed away peacefully at the Woodlands Memory Care Center in Rockland March 10, 2019, with family by her side.

She was born June 3, 1941, in Rockland, the daughter of Walter G. and Siiri Irene (Lunden) Starrett, both of whom predeceased her. Growing up in Warren, she attended local schools and graduated from Warren High School. She then received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Orono. While at Orono she was a proud member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Gamma Chapter. She continued her education and received a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. Part of her training for her master’s degree included six weeks in India.

Nancy was an educator and spent many years in the classroom as a teacher and as a mentor to many educators throughout her career, a vast majority of which was spent in Fairfield, Conn. She served as a member of the Board of Education in Fairfield, Conn., as well as serving on the SAD 40 Board after her return to Maine. Nancy was also integral in starting the McGivney Community Center After School Program in Bridgeport, Conn., which still is helping children in the area.

She loved the arts and immersed herself as much as she could while living in Connecticut. She would take the train into New York City to attend events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and go to the many other museums and galleries available in the city. She was the media director for the Museum of Arts, Industry & Technology in Bridgeport, was a member at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland as well as the Portland Museum of Art; held tickets to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and enjoyed many shows at the Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick.

Nancy was a world traveler and in addition to her time in India, she visited Afghanistan, Morocco, Spain and China. She and her family also spent two summers camping across the United States and Canada. Some of her biggest passions were photography and being outside in various woods and lakes, especially in Maine. If Nancy was outside, she would often have her camera at the ready taking beautiful photos to share with her family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Thomas Watson, and fiancée Kimberly Sanders of Warren; sister Jean Whelan of Wells; special friend Zach Wyllie; as well as many other loving cousins and devoted friends.

A private service will be held in the spring.

Donations in Nancy's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240; Alzheimer's Association, 383 US Route 1 #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074; or another charity of your choice

Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home, Thomaston. To extend online condolences visit