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Nancy L. (Frey) Damon

Nancy L. (Frey) Damon, 88, of Eagle Hill, Ipswich, died Friday, April 29, 2022 in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Damon, Jr. who passed in 1991.

Nancy was born in Pittsburgh, PA on January 18, 1934, one of the two children of the late V. Paul Frey and Helen L. (Arnold) Frey, and had lived in both PA and CT. She graduated from Grace New Haven Nursing School and started her career at Grace/Yale New Haven Hospital. She met her husband on a blind date, married in 1959 and moved to Ipswich in 1963 where they have since resided and raised their family.

Nancy was employed as a registered nurse at former Cable Hospital in Ipswich later going on to work at Beverly Hospital from which she retired from the Surgical Day Care Unit. Later in life Nancy served as a tour guide and volunteer at Castle Hill, served as a Worthy Matron with the John T. Heard Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, was a volunteer at the Senior Center and served on the Vestry at the Ascension Memorial Church.

Nancy was a proud Ipswich resident where she enjoyed her wonderful days at Eagle Hill and the beaches, and boating.  She also enjoyed traveling, playing tennis and loved Boston sports. Most of all Nancy loved sharing her life with her family and friends. 

She is survived by two sons, William M. Damon and wife Joanne of Salisbury, Paul E. Damon and partner Janice Coughlin of Ipswich; two daughters, Susan D. Hein and husband Daniel of Salem, NH, Cynthia L. Cappos and husband Stephen of Oxford; seven grandchildren, Kristin Foley and husband Zachary, Michael Hein, Kenneth Hein, Christopher Damon and wife Corey, Laura Miglionico and husband Tony, Drew Cappos and fiancée Andreana Tonelli, and Lee Cappos.  She is also survived by nine great grandchildren, Raelyn Reynolds, Connor Damon, Caroline Damon, Chelsea Damon, Giavanna Miglionico, Autumn Foley, William Foley, Lielle Cappos, and Luke Cappos, and three nieces, Samantha Swartz, Gretta Klosevitz, and Jenni Klose. She was the grandmother of the late Bethany Damon, formerly of Exeter, NH and sister of the late Susan Swartz and husband Robert Klose formerly of Sebastopol, CA.

Her funeral service will be 10 am Friday, May 6 in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich.  Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, 4 to 7 pm at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to the
American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.


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