September 16, 1927 – January 2, 2019
Nancy L. Sharp 1927 – 2019 SCARBOROUGH - Nancy Leith(Patterson) Sharp, 91, of Scarborough and Chebeague Island passed peacefully on January 2nd, 2019 at Piper Shores in Scarborough. For 66 years she was the wife of Willoughby Sharp.
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 16, 1927. She was the daughter of the late George Warren and Alexandra(Leith) Patterson. As a child of a Navy Captain she lived in such places as Hawaii, Panama, Coronado, CA and New London, CT. Nancy graduated from the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA and Wellesley College, class of 1948.
After college she taught for several years at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA before marrying and raising her family in New Jersey.
She was a devoted wife, mother, volunteer and homemaker. She was active as a volunteer in the Junior League, Child Services Association of Newark, NJ, the Park House guides in Philadelphia, PA and various church and school organizations.
She loved her special time and friends on Chebeague Island and was involved with the Historical Society and the Public Library. She was a beautiful swimmer and loved her daily swims.
Nancy is survived by her sons: Bill and his wife, Barbara of Front Royal, VA; Alec and his wife, Karen, of Charlotte, NC; Andrew and his wife, Jen, of McLean, VA; and her daughter, Pam and her husband, George, of Framingham, MA and Portland. She is also survived by her brother, George Warren Patterson and his wife, Fran, of Atlantic Beach, FL. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her sister Susan Carey(Patterson) Miller.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Chebeague Island Historical Society, 137 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.
Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Nancy’s online guestbook at www.lindquistfuneralhome.com.
Memorial services will be held on Chebeague Island at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine, 04096. 846-4011.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 7, 2019
To Mr. Willoughby Sharp and the Family,
My thoughts are with you all in this time of grief. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Sharp and spending time up in Chebeague. Mrs. Sharp was always so kind and warm to everyone and I am very fortunate I was able to spend time with her and the family in such as beautiful place. May she rest in peace.
Donna Miller Damon
January 5, 2019
Just a quick note to Will and the family to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with Nancy's passing. I enjoyed getting to know her and worked on many projects with her over the years. I admired her intellect and willingness to roll up her sleeves and help out in a myriad of ways. I espeically remember her love of researching island houses for the house tour and we were so grateful for her service as treasurer of the CIHS. She helped us refine our operation in our formative years. We owe much of our success to her vision. She loved her family - that is for sure and got a kick out of Rachel and Nathaniel being in the same class at Colby. She will be missed.