An engaged and full life ended when Nancy Jean McVeigh Tesch died.
She recently celebrated her 87th birthday surrounded by those she loved. She died on April 30, 2018 of complications from pneumonia and heart failure. Nancy was born on April 20, 1931 in Superior, Arizona. Her life took her to many places including the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Washington DC area, Germany, and finally Martha’s Vineyard.
Nancy was a long- time resident of the Vineyard and she worked at the Edgartown National Bank for over 20 years.
She loved to travel and visited 49 of the 50 states, as well as many countries abroad. She was active in the Woman’s Club of Martha’s Vineyard and a volunteer at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, both which she thoroughly enjoyed. Nancy was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Nancy had a great sense of humor. She was a good friend and a kind, compassionate and thoughtful person with a zest for life, and a natural curiosity about everything and everyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers James and Charles and long time partner Richard Gale
Nancy will be dearly missed by her children Linde Tesch ( Chicago, IL) Kurt Tesch ( Vineyard Haven, MA) and Lisa Dolan ( Walpole, MA), grandchildren Haley Dolan, Jack Dolan, Olivia Jardin, Rosie DeGregorio and their mother, Tammy Jardin DeGregorio; niece Katie Stanton and her family, Tom, Audrey and Tommy Stanton and dear friend and companion Jack Rollins.
A celebration of her life, a memorial in her honor will take place in June and a more detailed announcement will be posted.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard or the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.
If you would prefer to do something else, consider doing an act of unsolicited,unexpected kindness for someone, in honor and in memory of Nancy.