Nancy Conley died in her home, the Rose Cottage, March 29, surrounded by herfamily.

Mary Nancy Sammon was born in Lakeland, Florida in 1929. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in teaching. After a short spell teaching elementary school in her home town, Mrs. Conley decided to broaden her horizons, moved to Chicago and became a stewardess with American Airlines.

There she met her future husband, James E. Conley. They were married in 1954, and, as his career in broadcasting progressed, the growing Conley family lived in Devon, Pa., and Summit, N.J, before moving to Darien in 1966.

Mrs. Conley’s Florida accent may have faded over the years, but she never lost her southern graciousness, warmth, and charm, her family said. Mrs. Conley loved nothing more than the happy commotion of a house full of grandchildren, her family said. And her little animals, Georgie and Gracie, held a particularly special place in her heart, her family said. A member of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Conley had a deep and abiding faith, and was never far from her well-thumbed copy of God Calling. A longtime member of Wee Burn Country Club, Mrs. Conley enjoyed tennis, bridge, and picnics at the beach with her family and many, many friends.

Mrs. Conley is survived by her four children: Clint and his wife, Deborah, of Concord, Mass., Peter and his wife, Ana Maria, of Miami Beach, Fla., Sally, of Jupiter, Fla., and James, of Exeter, N.H., as well as ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 2 at the Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army, 19 Crescent Street, Stamford, CT 06906.

— by the Family