Nancy E. Powell

August 10, 1954 ~ December 22, 2021 (age 67)


Nancy Elaine Nearing Wallace Powell, 67 of Oakdale, and formerly of Colchester passed away Tuesday December 21st. She died with her beloved husband of 42 years, Ted by her side. She is predeceased by her beloved brother William Wallace (Nashville, TN) her mother and  father Violet and Edward Wallace (Glastonbury, CT) along with her biological father Roger Nearing (Hartford, CT). 

Nancy was born on August 10th 1954, and spent her childhood growing up on Diamond Lake in Glastonbury. She was second of seven children and is survived by her sisters Laurie Marione (East Windsor Ct, Russell Marione), Marion Noonan (Hebron, CT George Noonan), Janet Hood (Nashville TN, Charles Hood) and Peggy Bradley (Williamsburg MO, Cowboy Bradley). She has one surviving brother James Wallace (Nashville TN, Sharon Wallace). 

Nancy went on to graduate from Glastonbury Highschool in 1972, and attended college at the University of Connecticut, first at the Hartford branch before transferring to the main campus in Storrs. She graduated with honors receiving a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1976. Nancy would cheer on her beloved UCONN Huskies, never missing a game. She would gone on to work for the Connecticut Department of Labor of 37 years starting in September of 1980, rising to the ranks of Supervisor before retiring in September 2011.

Nancy loved travel, covering most of the United States with Ted in the RV, even going has far as to visit her mothers family in Nova Scotia. She had a passion forGenealogy which she shared with her sisters, and together they had uncovered much of her family lineage. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American revolution, and spoke often of her family's history in this country. 

Nancy had a love of reading, instilling that love in her children Kris, Ted, and Mart. In addition she loved to bake and spent every holiday season recreating the recipes of her mother. 

Nancy is survived by her husband, her children Kristina Elaine  Donihee (Enfield, CT Anthony Donihee), Theodore R. Powell IV, (oakdale, CT) and Martin E.Powell, (Norwich, CT). She is also survived by her grandchildren, who knew her as simply Nana, Chloe Elaine, Violet Elizabeth, Richard Edward, and Maureen Leigh Donihee. 

A graveside service will be held for Nancy on Tuesday December 28th at 11:00 am in Salem Green Cemetery, 260 Hartford Rd Salem Connecticut. 


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Graveside Service
December 28, 2021

11:00 AM
Salem Green Cemetery
Hartford Road (Route 85)
Salem, Salem 06420

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