Vernon, VT- Nancy Lou Farrell, 76, of Stebbins Road in Vernon, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, with her family at her side, Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2022 following a period of declining health.
Nancy was born in Colchester, Vermont on May 4, 1946, the daughter of Owen and Helen (McLaren) Hutchins. She attended Brattleboro Union High School and went on to graduate from the Thompson School for Practical Nursing, alongside her sister, Brenda, where she received her LPN diploma.
She worked most of her career in healthcare employed at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, where she retired from, following 25 years of faithful service and care at the facility. Previously she worked at Cedarcrest Home for Children, then located in Westmoreland.
Prior to moving to Vernon 24 years ago, she was a longtime resident of Putney.
Nancy loved the outdoors, gardening, both flower and vegetable, bird watching, reading, the beach and time shared with her family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She was an excellent baker known for her pies and rolls.
In September of 1963 she was married to Wayne W. Farrell, also of Putney. Together they had 5 children.
Survivors include her children, Duane Farrell and wife Lisa of Brookline, Travis Farrell and wife Tracey of Vernon, Trampas Farrell and Brenda of Pittsfield, MA, Lisa Kemp of Vernon, and Julie Acker and husband Nathan of Thetford; three brothers, Jack, Daniel and Owen Hutchins; two sisters, Monica Morris and Elaine Greenwood; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Andrew and Alexander Kemp, with whom she shared a home, Zoe Farrell, and Benjamin and Ada Acker; and two great grandchildren, Eira Leigh and Lucy Mae. Additionally, she leaves many nieces and nephews.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Glen Hutchins; two sisters, Virginia Howard and Brenda Hatt; and her beloved grandson, Trevor Farrell.
In keeping with her final wishes, there are no formal funeral services scheduled. The family will plan a memorial gathering in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to: Maplewood Nursing Home Nurse’s Fund, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, N.H. 03467.
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