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Nancy J. (Tyler) Scranton
April 1, 1937 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Nancy Jane (Tyler) Scranton passed from this life on August 1, 2023. She was born in Brattleboro VT to Agnes Jean (Allen) and Wallace Tyler on April 14, 1937. She grew up in Dummerston VT and attended Brattleboro High School. She went to work for The H. Margolin Pocketbook Factory in Brattleboro before she married Duane Scranton on October 29, 1955. They moved to Colrain MA in 1963 where they purchased Windswept Valley Farm and raised a family. Nancy ran the farm, including milking over 100 cows daily. She ceased daily operations of the farm when she took time to help raise her grandchildren. She often joked she was grateful they got her out of the barn.
She was an avid snowmobiler, loved boating, crosswords, reading, westerns and collecting dolls. She was accomplished at needlepoint, embroidery and knitting.
Nancy was the most kind and loving person. She opened her heart and home to family, friends and neighbors. The farm was a welcoming place to all.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Scranton, Mark Scranton and his wife Katie. Her loving grandchildren: Brian Scranton, Liza (Drew) Pantermehl, Kelsey Scranton, Rebecca Scranton, Jamie Hunkler and his family and Jillian Jacques and her family. Her great- grandchildren: Jane and Nelson Pantermehl and Mila Nancy Scranton. She is also survived by her brother Paul Lincoln and his wife Dawn of NY, sister-in-laws, Mary Tyler of Vermont, Rhonda Tyler of Texas as well as her many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, her son Timothy and two brothers, Terry & Wayne.
Services will be held August 19, 2023 at 11:00 am at Smith Kelleher Funeral Home. There are no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Colrain Volunteer Ambulance or the Massachusetts 4H program