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Nancy Stropp Marion
November 16, 1936 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Nancy Stropp Marion passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022 at age 85. Nancy was born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey. She graduated from Kent Place School in Summit, and received her Associates degree from Bennett College in Millbrook, New York. After time spent living in Germany, Nancy returned to New Jersey and lived in Florham Park before settling in Chatham where she lived with her family for nearly thirty years. She served on various committees and fundraisers throughout her time in Chatham and volunteered at the schools of her children. Nancy was a much loved member of her community and all who came to her house on Martin Place were welcome. She enjoyed travel, tennis and paddle, bridge, rooting on CHS in any sport and waving at friends from her custom van. Nancy enjoyed being a travel agent at Classic Travel in Madison, New Jersey but her true passion was raising her four children and spending time with family and friends. Nancy also treasured her time in Westport Harbor, Massachusetts where she grew up spending summers with her family and passed that love on to her children and grandchildren. Nancy loved swimming in the ocean, riding her bike and being a part of the community in Acoaxet. All who knew Nancy will remember her jubilant spirit, effervescent and infectious laugh and big smile.
Nancy was preceded in death by two infant children: Jennifer and Timothy, and her parents Edward K and Marion Stropp. She is survived by her children, Pam Thalhamer (David), Tylee (Christine), Todd, Melanie (Paul) and eight grandchildren: Nell, Addison, Daniel, Lee, Molly, Mason, Macoy and Lily, her brother Edward K (Sandy) Stropp and her former husband Paul B. Marion and former daughter in law Flora Marion.
A memorial service and celebration of Nancy’s life will be held on August 1st, 2022 at 3:00pm at the Acoaxet Chapel, Westport Harbor, Massachusetts. A reception to follow at the Acoaxet Club. Please wear colorful attire to continue Nancy’s tradition of making every day brighter and happier.
An additional service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Chatham Presbyterian Church, Chatham Township, NJ, with a reception following at 12:00 p.m. at Canoe Brook Contry Club, Summit, NJ.
In lieu of flowers if you would like to make a donation in Nancy’s memory please consider: Westport Land Trust - westportlandtrust.org
Westport Watershed Organization - westportwatershed.org