Nancy Virginia Weare passed away in Exeter on December 12 of 2017 at the age of 92. She taught at the Brown School in Newburyport for 17 years. She spent 33 years at her family’s summer camp at Plum Island, and after the Parker River Wildlife Refuge was established, she moved to a home on Great Neck in Ipswich overlooking Plum Island.
Nancy was a member of The Ipswich Historical Society, The Museum of Old Newbury, The Maritime Museum, The Sons and Daughters of Old Newbury, and The Friends of Plum Island Light.
In 1993, after Nancy retired, she wrote “Plum Island: The Way It Was.” Her second book was “Anne Bradstreet America’s First Poet Selections From Her Works.”
Both books are out of print but used copies are still available through Amazon. Portions of “Plum Island: The Way It Was” are reprinted on the Historic Ipswich site with permission from her surviving sister. https://historicipswich.org/plum-island-the-northern-end/