Nancy Helen Craemer died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in her sleep at her home in Harwich.
She was born on January 7, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late William Craemer, Jr. and Victoria Augusta Zarbounes Craemer. Surviving Nancy are brother William James Craemer, spouse Guy Huggins, sister Valerie Craemer Iverson, husband Marc, niece Dana Victoria Iverson, husband Robert Servatius, nephew Eric Lloyd Iverson, wife Emily Day, and grandnephews August and Luke Iverson.
Nancy graduated from Nether Providence High School, Wallingford, PA in 1966. She earned a BA in Art from the University of Cincinnati, and a MFA in print making from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
While living in Cincinnati she decided to pursue the craft of pottery and began showing her works there in 1977. Subsequently, Nancy moved to Hartford, CT for 7 years before settling on Cape Cod crafting whimsical works which were sold in Boston and the New England area.
She was instrumental in founding and managing the Coastal Craft Gallery co-operative in Orleans in 2009, where she participated until her death. She was an officer in Cape Cod Potters, Inc., and was a driving force in the 25 years that the organization put on the Cape Cod Potters’ Soup Bowls for Hunger which benefited the Family Pantry of Cape Cod.
Nancy was a loving person, who enjoyed gardening, reading, participating in book club, going to shows, plays, and traveling with friends. She was much involved with her sister Valerie’s family as her nephew Eric and niece Dana grew up, and goddaughter Pamela Hunter, the daughter of her dear friend Marcia Kuck, as she grew up.
No date has been set at this time for a memorial service.
In remembrance of Nancy, memorials may be made to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, 133 Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA 02645.