December 12, 1931 - April 28, 2018
Nancy Persing Clark, 86, died at Berkshire Medical Center on April 28, 2018 after a sudden illness. A celebration of her life will be held at the Lenox Methodist Church, Sunday May 6, 2018 at 1pm. A gathering for friends and family will follow at Sugar Hill in Dalton, burial will be private. Nancy was a local, West Stockbridge girl. The only daughter, born December 12, 1931 to Dr. William E and Dorothy (Nichols) Persing. She marveled that she remained "Doc Persing's daughter" to this day. Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Reverend William Persing and his wife Anne, and her brother John Persing. Johns wife, her good friend Sharon continues to reside in West Stockbridge. Nancy maintained decades long friendships with girlhood friends, Barb Fiorini, Dot Hotchkiss, Fran Toolin and Mary Genkos. She loved attending the Williams High School class of 1950 reunions. Nancy adored her husband Russell Clark who died in 2001. They were married 25 years and lived every day with gratitude that they had found each other. She always remarked “we put each other first” She will be buried by his side in West Stockbridge. Nancy was easy to be around, and incredibly adaptable. After her husband’s death, she went on to live in Lenox and Granville Ma, enjoying many years with the Ed Roberts family. After her return to Lenox, she loved socializing at the Lenox Community Center. Nancy's nephews Bill and Richard Persing's devotion to her, made it possible for her to remain in her home. Her friend Mary Healy took care of her like she was family. Nancy was well read, loved MSNBC and although a natural optimist, admitted it was a struggle since November 2016. Personally, she kept her peace, was non-judgmental and believed in kindness and inclusion. "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Easter weekend 2018, Nancy moved into Sugar Hill Assisted Living in Dalton. We had hoped for many years of happiness there, but the 4 weeks she lived there were a never-ending source of delight to her. She loved the graciousness, activities, fine dining and support in her new home. She likened it to being on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship. She will be dearly missed by her children Heather (Christopher) Biernacki, Gregory (Amie) Black, Linda (Brian) Dutil, Roberta (Brett) Clark, Russell (Nancy) Clark and Keith Clark. 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Nancy Persing Clark, 86, died at Berkshire Medical Center on April 28, 2018 after a sudden illness. A celebration of her life will be held at the Lenox Methodist Church, Sunday May 6, 2018 at 1pm. A gathering for friends and family will follow... View Obituary & Service Information
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