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Longtime Fair Havenite, Nancy Dexter, Dies at 84

Memorial service slated for Jan. 24

Nancy Dexter (Photo: Courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home)
Nancy Dexter (Photo: Courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home)

Longtime Fair Haven resident Nancy Hand Dexter died on Jan. 10 at Riverview Medical Center. She was 84.

Born in 1930 to Edith Squires and Ernest Terry Hand, Nancy married Howard B. Dexter in 1950, after graduating from Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School, and became a devoted homemaker and mother to four children — Melanie Dexter Snoddy, Sally Dexter Dukes, Brooks Dexter and Anne Dexter.

She retired from AT&T in 2000. Active in the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, Tower Hill, she served in many capacities, including deacon, elder and member of the 150th Anniversary Committee.

She is predeceased by: sisters Janet Shrewsbury, Susan Crocker and Cynthia Neve.

Nancy is survived by: her children,  Melanie Dexter Snoddy and husband Robert, of Buckingham, VA, Sally Dexter Dukes and husband Timothy, of Sausalito, CA, Brooks Dexter and wife Margaret, of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Anne Dexter, of Portsmouth, RI; grandchildren, John Snoddy, Anne Snoddy Hairfield, Hunter Dukes, Sally Dexter, Patrick Dexter and Leah Torres; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Nicholas Snoddy; sister, Sally Smith, of Ocean Reef, FL; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Tower Hill Church, 255 Harding Rd., Red Bank, on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Nancy had requested that all contributions be donated to a charity of choice.

* Obituary provided by Thompson Memorial Home at www.thompsonmemorial.net

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