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“Nancy and I were classmates in H.S. So sorry she is gone. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Howie Pumerantz - Simsbury, CT

“Dear Tim and All the Family:I was so very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.With deep sympathy...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: nancy Gartley - East Lyme, CT

“Dear Pam, Tim, Kim and family,My deepest thoughts go with you all at this time. I met your mom a few years ago through Dorinda at bingo and loved...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Ashton - Mystic, CT

“Dearest Kim, Pam and Timothy:I am heart broken for your loss -You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Much love,Laura Scacciaferro ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Michelle Ludington - Westerly, RI

“Grandma<3 What can I say.... I already miss you. I miss your gentle hands, your strong attitude, but most importantly I miss your sweet soft smile. I...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Taylor Husereau - Westerly, RI

“Very sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom on 4th of July at my grandparents the Fedus's farm. My thoughts and prayers are with your...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Reeves-Cedio - New London, CT

“We became friends at one of our son's cook out while you were knitting away on one of many cow hats .I'm sure there is plenty to knit in heaven ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“The very shot time I met you I enjoyed your company at bingo at Chesterfield I sat across from you and your dau. You showed me lots of your knitting...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Maggie & Bob Searles & Kriksciun - CT

“I didn't know Nancy as well as some of you, but it seemed to me, that everything she did, was done to perfection. My heart and prayers are with you...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Roger and Nancy Schutzmeister - RI

“Nancy was an extraordinary lady! She was a wonderful part of my life, throughout childhood memories and adulthood. My sincere condolences to Pam, Tim...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Tina Korineck Watts - Columbia, CT


East Lyme - Nancy M. (Bouchard) Birchall, 83, of East Lyme, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Born in St. Albans, Vt., on April 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Hortense Julia Bouchard. She graduated Class of 1954 from New London High School along with her classmate and future husband, Ronald Birchall. Nancy dedicated her life to her loving family and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Ronald. She was also predeceased by her sister, Shirley Venditti; her brothers, Ken, Jim and Don Bouchard; and her son, R. Jeffery Birchall. Nancy will be sadly missed but never forgotten by her brothers, Richard (Dot) Bouchard and Jerry Bouchard; daughter, Pamela (Joseph) Husereau; son, Timothy Birchall; and daughter, Kimberly Birchall; five grandchildren, Shannon (Jack) Algiere, Katelyn (Chris) Milne, Jordan Husereau, Taylor (Dave Krahn) Husereau and Madison Birchall; six great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Nancy was an incredible baker and cook, well know for her platters of Christmas cookies and pies. She was also a talented knitter and quilter; always making sure that every child, grandchild and great-grandchild received their annual cable knit sweaters, hats and mittens to keep them warm in the northeast winters. She also enjoyed nature and spent many years working at Holdridges and in the Greenhouses at Smith's Acres, Niantic. In her later years, she enjoyed playing cards with her dear friend, Bill Kowalski, and bingo with friends throughout the community. The family would like to extend deepest appreciation to the CCU nurses at L+M Hospital for their excellent service and care where Nancy was supported until her final peaceful transition. Her family will receive friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home located on 48 Grand St. in Niantic. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Catholic Funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, at St. Mathias Church, at 317 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association in Nancy's memory. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com

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