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“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. -Thomas Mann ”
1 of 41 | Posted by: John M.

“My family and I hope your family find peace in the words Jesus spoke to Martha at John 11:21-26. Jan ”
2 of 41 | Posted by: Jan

“It was an honor to know Nancy. She was such a unique and amazing person. I met her at the freshman orientation she was doing a thousand things at the...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: Jo Neary

“My best friend, the person who cared about me and loved me like I was her own son. She taught me everything that I know about my craft, and about how...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Chris Buonopane

“May you be rejoicing in paradiseI remember in high school you always had a smile for everyone...To the Lemoine Family, I am so sorry for you loss.......Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Carol Bennett Hurley

“Nan,You were a great friend. You really inspired me to do all that I can to the best of my ability. The Children's Choir will never be the same. You...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: Michaela Chan

“As a resident of Saugus for over 50 years, I was privileged to watch Nancy's career unfold.. I am also a member of the Saugus. lions Club. Nancy...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Robert Macero - Saugus, MA

“Nan - I did not know you long or well but I loved your spirit immediately. You made the room happy, then gave big hugs! You sang and taught with deep...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Darleen Witham

“Nancy, you will be missed by so many but what a legacy you leave behind! I love your passion and spirit and will always remember competition...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Beverly - Wilmington, MA

“we met in 5th grade. these many years later I know that my life is still richly blessed having known Nancy. Rest in peace, old friend ”
10 of 41 | Posted by: Ellen Long Russ

“we met in 5th grade (when she was betrothed to Bobby Sherman )and these many years later I know that my life is still richly blessed for having known...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Ellen Long Russ

“Nan,Thank you for giving me the confidence and presence I have today. And for teaching me how to make my voice even louder. You are loved and will...Read More »
12 of 41 | Posted by: Brenden Cronin

“To everyone: Nan will be greatly missed. She was a good friend and school mate. I have not been good at keeping in touch but she was always in my...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Thurley (Robertson) Howard - ME

“So sorry to hear of Nancy's death. She brought joy and energy, inspiration and support to all of us in the educational theatre community. I will...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Bro Ron Santoro

“Nan and I go way back. We used to "put on plays" in Gram's attic on Columbus Ave. Poor Gram suffered through them all, and supplied all the costumes...Read More »
15 of 41 | Posted by: Julie

“I had the honor of singing with Nancy in a quartet and her light shone bright through her voice, belly laugh and beautiful smile. She was a dear...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Emily

“It was my great privilege to sing with Nancy as a member of the Harborlight Show Chorus, and also in our budding quartet, Off the Chart. Nan brought...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Walsh-Rogalski

“With the Great Big Smile that brought everyone to smile, even when the days were challenging, there was a smile and it always was known that...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Glo Dooley, Harborlight Show C

“nan there will be no one like you you inspired me to be a better person you were there for me and you met everything to me love and miss you ”
19 of 41 | Posted by: virginia keech

“Nancy, everyone who met you thought of you as their best friend. You will be missed by many, and were loved by many. Rest in Peace. ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Wendy Davis

“To Nancy's Family, I give my deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of Nancy from the Town Criers. She was a legend in Saugus Theatre. Her...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Dee Leonhardt Wheeler - Rochester, MA

“All those who learned from you in drama and chorus at Saugus High; all those who performed with you on the stage or worked behind the scenes; all...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Elaine Lerman

“Nancy - Thank you for making an impact on various organizations! As an active member of our Rumney Marsh Toastmasters Club #8431, Theatre Co. of...Read More »
23 of 41 | Posted by: Sherri Raftery

“Nancy was a wonderful woman and friend to many and we will miss her greatly. She will forever be in our hearts rest in peace Nan. Much love. ”
24 of 41 | Posted by: Beth Blasingame Broughton

“Our condolences go all to all of Nancy's family and friends. Nancy inspired each of my children not only in their singing or acting, but everything...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Laurie Chan

“The words we want to sayare difficult to find sometimes.Their journey begins far,far away in the heart. With heart felt sympathy.Cheryl Langer...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Cheryl Yagjian

“"Anybody that goes to the theater, I think we're all misfits, so we ended up on stage or in the audience."Patti LuPoneThank you for taking a girl...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Nicole Santacroce Jaynes

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Amy

“I love you Nancy. Thank you for being my friend. I know you're directing the angel choir in Heaven and telling the angels "Let do it one more time...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Bobby Tella

“Nancy: Your colleagues in the METG will miss your smiling face each January as we launch the year's drama festival. Well done, good and...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Joe Dion

“Nan; You will never be forgotten; such a good person; Thank You for all that you did for the SHS children. I so loved your infectious personality......Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Susan Katis - Saugus, MA - Friend

“My dear Nancy, may you rest and peace, a true trustee in the Art of Theatre and Music. You challenged all your students to do their best, and allow...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: John B Gould

“We will miss your dedication to music, drama and art, your talent both as a musician and a teacher and director, and, most of all, the way you shared...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: Martha Clouse

“Rest In Peace Nan. ”
34 of 41 | Posted by: Kathryn D'Angelo

“My teacher, my mentor, my colleague and most importantly my friend. A piece of my heart is missing. I will think of you every time I step on the...Read More »
35 of 41 | Posted by: Bobby Imperato

“A great influence... Simply put she personified Saugus Drama. I miss her already ”
36 of 41 | Posted by: Alicia Gattozzi

“I've had the pleasure of knowing and singing with Nancy for 10 years! She was exciting and fun!! She will be truly missed. I was terribly sad to...Read More »
37 of 41 | Posted by: Robin

“"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Leslie Goodman

“For 5 years, in the late 70's/early 80's, I belonged to The Towncriers theatre group. So many wonderful memories of those productions and friends....Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Denise (Ralph) Kearns

“I will always remember Nancy as an unbending perfectionist who, at the same time, was a careful and compassionate nurturer of talent and potential....Read More »
40 of 41 | Posted by: Steve Krause

“Rest in peace Nan! You were truly an inspiration to me. you will be missed. ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Wendy Mills


of Saugus, Massachusetts, Passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, April Eighteenth, after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by loving family and friends and was at peace. Nancy, a most beloved and distinguished educator at Saugus High School as well as Belmonte Middle School, began her teaching career as the drama coach for Saugus High School and eventually expanded her duties to include those of drama director, choral director and to create the improvisation group Needs Imrovment as well as several girls' and boys' quartets. Nancy's profound influence on the young people whom she mentored has been immeasurable. She created a safe place for students to express themselves while learning, growing and gaining confidence. Her dedication culminated in 2012 when she was awarded the Leonidas A. Nickole Award for Theater Educator of the Year by the New England Theater Conference. She was the organist at the Cliftondale Congregational Church for many years, a member of the Sweet Adelines as well as The Theatre Company of Saugus, a Toast Master member and a member of the Saugus High School Attendance Appeals Board. Nancy is survived by her brothers; Theodore J. Lemoine, Jr. and his wife Joan of Randolph, Ronald Lemoine and his wife Judith of Delray Beach, FL, nieces; Heather Lemoine, Karen Lemoine, Alison Lemoine-Whelden, great nephews; Matthew Lemoine- Foley, Finnegan Whelden, great niece; Maggie Whelden. Donations in Nancy's memory may be made to Dr. John Schorge's Research at MGH Cancer Center, MGH Development Office, Attn: Lindsay Simpson, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 600, Boston Ma 02114. Service Information A funeral service will be held at the Cliftondale Congregational Church, 50 Essex St., Saugus on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours at the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Friday from 4-8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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