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Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA

OBITUARY

April T. Nottingham

August 20, 1947March 5, 2020

April T. Nottingham (nee Hill) 72, died March 5, 2020 in Marstons Mills. She was born August 20, 1947 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Odessa D. Hill and Casper W. Hill. She graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in New Jersey in 1965 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Finch College in 1970. At that time only 8.1% of women had a bachelor's degree in the United States.

She worked as a 3rd grade teacher in the Barnstable public school system, followed by working at the May Institute, then the Cape Cod Candle Factory prior to its closing. April loved music, dancing, dogs, watching murder mysteries, traveling and spending time with her daughters. She had a young spirit and never considered herself "old."

April is survived by her two daughters, Naomi Nottingham and Fatima Nottingham, both of New York, as well as her aunt Vivian Williams of North Carolina.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, with a service directly following inside the funeral home at 1 p.m. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 26, 2020

Memories

April T. Nottingham

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Diane Rhude

March 31, 2020

Naomi andFatima, I’m so sorry to learn of your mother’s death. I used to see her occasionally and she always expressed how very proud she was of you both. Losing a mom is always difficult. Just remember all the good times.
With love,
Diane Rhude

Beth Lynch

March 25, 2020

April was a wonderful teacher, so kind, supportive, and protective of her students. She was a sweet, caring person, and I have always been grateful that my daughter was blessed to have her as a teacher. I would occasionally run into her in recent years, and we would chat. She was so proud of her wonderful daughters, praising their work and caring ways.

Anita Wilson

March 25, 2020

I was introduced to you at Vassar. At that time I leaned that your Mom had raised you on Cape Cod. My deep condolences for the sudden, loss of your mother to you and your sister.

Kelley King

March 23, 2020

Naomi and Fatima - on behalf of myself, Chris, Corrie and Samantha- we send our condolences and warm wishes to you both. Your Mom was a very special person in Chris’s young life as his 3rd grade teacher. She was kind and encouraging to him after some very unpleasant times. She saw the positive in her students. Fatima - you were such a beautiful dancer and I know how proud she was of you. I remember you were kind to Corrie and Samantha while in our ballet car pools. I will always choose to remember her compassion and lovely warm smile. Thinking of you both with love
Kelley King