Anne Winslow Couch

September 26, 1931February 16, 2014

Anne Winslow Couch, or Nancy, as she preferred to be known, passed away on February 16, 2014. She was surrounded by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Nathan Pierce Couch, and her children, Nathan Couch Jr of Frisco, Tx., Susan Lowell and her husband, Thomas, of Southborough, Ma., and Christopher Couch and his wife, Janice, of Acton, Ma.. She also leaves behind 5 beloved grandchildren, Madeline Couch, Jacob Couch, Nathan Lowell, Claire Couch, and Jameson Lowell. Nancy is predeceased by her older brother, Dr. LeBaron "Barry" Carleton Colt Jr who passed away on March 26, 2006 in Hartford, Ct..

It has been said that the wife is the heart of the home. No truer words could be spoken of Nancy. She was the heart of our family. She was a strong, intelligent woman who gave herself fully to all of her passions, whether it was her husband, children and grandchildren, her gardens, her Labradors, or her work. She was tireless and fearless.

She was born on September 26, 1931 in Boston, Ma. to LeBaron Carleton Colt and Josephine Jewell Colt. Nancy started her professional life as a nurse at Children's Hospital in Boston, Ma. where she met her husband, Nathan, who was in medical school at the time. With the arrival of her first child she turned her energies to making a home for her family. When her family became of age Nancy began looking for new challenges and turned to contributing her efforts as a political campaigner at the state level in Massachusetts. She changed careers again to helping schools such as Concord Academy, from which she graduated in 1950, Dana Hall School, and, eventually, Harvard University raise funds through their various development and alumni organizations.

While we shall miss her greatly we celebrate her life and thank God that she was a part our lives.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 9 at 11 o'clock AM at St. Dunstans Episcopal Church, 18 Springdale Ave Dover, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Nancy's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation at


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 9, 2014

Anne Winslow Couch

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Barbara L

February 28, 2014

my deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to the family and friends . May you receive comfort in this very sad time. James 4:8 " Draw close to God and he will draw close to you."

February 26, 2014

Condolences to the family and friends. Please take comfort in God's words at Romans 8 : 35-39.

Fred Cushmore MD

February 23, 2014

A terrific lady. She was dynamic, happy, intelligent, caring, and devoted to her family and friends. A beautiful life and one well lived. She will be missed by anyone who knew her.
Fred Cushmore MD--my daughter , Janice , married her son, Chris. We all knew her well and will miss her greatly.

Pat Harvey

February 20, 2014

To Nancy's family, I send my sympathy to your whole family. I worked with Nancy at Harvard; she was respected by all of us who were fortunate enough to have received her friendship. God is in good company now.

Donna Franklin

February 19, 2014

I am saddened for you sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. May God bless you & keep you close during this most difficult time.
You are loved
Donna Franklin