Of Uxbridge, formerly of Saugus. Known to all who loved her as Nancy, passed away peacefully with family by her side at her home in Uxbridge. Prior to their move to Uxbridge, Nancy and her husband Bill lived many years in Somerville before moving to Saugus.
Nancy spent her childhood summers at her aunt and uncle’s farm on Prince Edward Island with her wonderful cousins. She cherished the friendship of her extended family on both the Redmond and Brussard sides of the family. Through the years of raising her daughters and caring for her parents, Nancy was active in the Canadian American Club, and NAFCA’s camping clubs. With both of these groups Nancy could always be found elbow deep working (and raising hell) in the kitchen for parties and fundraisers. Nancy and Bill were often found on the dance floor enjoying square sets and gliding their way through perfect polkas and foxtrots. Through the years there were countless camping weekends and vacations. There were Caribbean and Hawaiian cruises, and trips to Ireland and Alaska. In her words “I’ve been lucky. I’ve been blessed. People are good. Enjoy yourself and try to be good! “
Nancy loved nothing more than long chats and laughter in the kitchen feeding family and her many friends who became family. Nancy leaves behind her husband with whom she shared 67 years of marriage, Bill Luoma. Together they raised four daughters, Ann Penney and her husband Bob Santosuosso of Saugus, Barbara Streeter and her husband Brian of Arvada, Colorado, Jean Zucker and her husband Eric of Marlborough, and Patty Smith and her husband Chris of Uxbridge. Nancy was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 14 great children.
Relatives & friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, Saugus on Monday. Funeral from the funeral home was on Tuesday followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret’s Church, Saugus. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Stroke Association @stroke.org.