Obituary from Duckett Funeral Home of J. S. Waterman:
Nancy Willis Holmes, 89, of Needham, passed away Aug. 1, 2013.
A graduate of Windsor School and Vassar College, Nancy was an avid tennis player and summered at Squirrel Island, Maine. She loved to sing and was involved with many chorus groups through the years. She was also a lifelong patron of the Boston Symphony. She had several local charities that benefitted from her generosity over the years.
She is survived by her two children, Elizabeth B. W. Hastings and her husband Ripley, of Weston and Jay Willis and his wife Deborah, of Saunderstown, R.I.; her brother, Nelson Dingley Hooe and his wife, Susanne, of Westwood; and her six grandchildren.
Donations can be made to either The Squirrel Island Library or the Squirrel Island Chapel Association. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the First Parish Church of Weston, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston 11 a.m.