Nancy Hagar Krusell passed away peacefully at home April 3, 2020, with her spouse Alison Farnham Wood at her side. She was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor last June and despite surgery, chemo/radiation and additional IV therapy, it overcame her best efforts to stay healthy.

She leaves her daughters Hanna and Pille Wood-Krusell and grandson Aleksander Skye Paul. She is the ex-wife of Robert Roy of Scituate, Mass.

Born and raised in Marshfield, Mass., she was the beloved daughter of William Fullam Krusell of Scituate, Mass., and Cynthia Hagar Krusell of Marshfield, the sister of Eric Hagar Krusell of Scituate and Peter William Krusell of Duxbury, Mass., two nieces Laura and Melissa Krusell and three nephews Adrian, Eric and Timothy Krusell.

She also leaves behind in-laws Leonard and Jane Wood of Orange City, FL and sister-in-Law Cynthia Irish of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

A 1972 graduate of Marshfield High School, she received a bachelor's from St. Lawrence University in 1976 and a Master's in environmental engineering from Northeastern University in 1985. While at SLU, she was the second student to graduate with a multi field major, having studied biology and geology.

Having worked in environmental consulting for ten years, Nancy changed careers by starting two retail businesses in Rockport, Mass.: Julbock, a Scandinavian gift shop inspired by her Swedish heritage and Turtle Island, an environmentally-oriented store. She became a stay-at-home mom and home-schooled her daughters for several years while living between Rockport, Mass., Islesboro and summering in her beloved Nova Scotia farmhouse.

A lifelong lover of the outdoors and nature, she was a hiker, a birder, an adventurer and a traveler. She transformed her experiences into art forms, hooking rugs, painting oil cloth floor coverings, and writing poetry. She recently published a book of poetry along with her mother’s poetry called "Rock, Paper, Poems."

Eager that upcoming generations might experience her excitement with the outdoors, she established a course of Art in Nature for the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor and a similar course offered at the Historic Winslow House in Marshfield, Mass. She will be missed by her many friends in Marshfield and Rockport, Mass., Islesboro and Tenants Harbor and Baccaro, N.S.

Memorial services/celebrations will be held in Marshfield, Rockport and Tenants Harbor this summer and announced in the future. Donations will gratefully be accepted by the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor and the Historic Winslow House in Marshfield, Mass.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at directcremationofmaine.com.