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Nancy Gardiner Willard

Female 1913 - 2002  (88 years)

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  • Name Nancy Gardiner Willard 
    Born 16 Sep 1913  Rye, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Apr 2002  Saftsbury, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Mrs. Nancy Gardiner Willard Holliday

      Mrs. Nancy Gardiner Willard Holliday, 88, of Ledgley Drive, Shaftsbury, Vermont, died Sunday, April 7, 2002 at her home.

      Mrs. Holliday was born Sept. 16, 1913 in Rye, New York, daughter of LeBaron and Anabel Van Nostrand Willard. She was a maternal descendant of Lion Gardiner who was the owner of the historic Gardiner's Island off the coast of Long Island and a founder of the Gardiner dynasty in America. On her paternal side Mrs. Holliday's ancestry is traced to the Willards of Brooklyn, a founding family of the New York borough and also the lineage of the Mayflower Bradford and LeBaron families. Mrs. Holliday's grandfather, the late Edward A. Willard, was a well-known yachtsman who defended the America's Cup from 1893 to 1895.

      Mrs. Holliday attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and Finch Junior College in New York City. She was first married to Dr. Frank B. Orr, longtime resident of Newnan, Ga. and lineal descendant of Robert Simms, an original settler of Virginia in 1694 and Captain John Dickinson of Revolutionary War fame.

      Following Dr. Orr's death in 1957, she was married to Floyd N. Holliday. After moving to Shaftsbury, Mrs. Holliday was employed as manager of the gift shop at the Iron Kettle in Shaftsbury for 14 years. Mr. Holliday died in 1979.

      Mrs. Holliday is survivied by a daughter, Nancy Van Nostrand Fanning of Virginia Beach, VA; a son, Frank Brock Orr Jr. of Columbus, GA; step-daughter, Elizabeth Holliday Nutter of Montreal, Canada; step-son, John Holliday of St. Petersburg, FL; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

      In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Holliday was predeceased by a sister, Frances Stanton Willard and two brothers, LeBaron Sands Willard and John Van Nostrand Willard.

      The Burial Office and Eucharistic Service will be offered Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bennington, Vermont, with the Rev. Arthur Kingdon, Rector, officiating. Burial will be Friday, April 12 in the family lot at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York. Friends were invited to call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

      Should friends desire, gifts in Mrs. Holliday's memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.

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    Buried Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1470  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 

    Family Frank Brock Orr, M.D.,   b. 9 Mar 1888, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1957, Laurens County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart