Nancy M. Bartlett, 65

BERLIN, CONN. — Nancy Medbury Bartlett, 65, of Naples, Fla., died Dec. 28, 2013, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. Nancy passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home, while surrounded and cared for by her family and loved ones. Words cannot express the sorrow felt by family and friends at the loss of their beloved Nancy.

Nancy was born on April 20, 1948, in Hartford, Conn., to Elizabeth Ibell Medbury (of West Hartford, Conn.) and Dr. Sawyer Eldredge Medbury (of Putnam, Conn.). Nancy’s mother, Elizabeth Medbury, was the proprietor of the Bridgton Book House formerly located on Depot Street.

Nancy is predeceased by her second husband, H. Lawrence Bourland. Surviving Nancy are her two daughters, Tracy Williams and her husband Brian, owners of the Village Tie Up in Harrison, and their three children, Colby (15), Jackson (13), and Emma (10); and Sarah Manzo and her husband Robert of Berlin, Conn., and Sarah’s children from her first marriage, Sawyer (14), and Hudson (9), and Sarah and Rob’s two boys, Anthony (3), and Walker (4 months). Nancy is also survived by her brother Bret Medbury and his wife Laura of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and her sister Marilyn Sames and her husband Rufus of Greene. Also surviving Nancy is her first husband, longtime friend and father of her two beautiful daughters, Robert W. Bartlett Jr. of Bridgton.

Always the “rock,” Nancy was the driving force behind family time. Nancy planned annual family vacations to Long Lake in Maine, organized a very special mother-daughter-sister trip to Boca Grande, Fla., and a trip to Disney World with Larry and his son and grandsons and Nancy’s two daughters and their children in 2004. Nancy’s family will forever be indebted for the time and love she gave them.

A luncheon in celebration of Nancy’s life will take place for all family and friends of Nancy and her daughters at Shuttle Meadow Country Club, 51 Randecker Lane, Kensington, Conn., on Jan. 17, 2014, from 12 to 3 p.m. For those who plan to attend, the family kindly requests that an e-mail be sent by Jan. 10th to so the proper accommodations can be arranged. A private burial will be in the spring of 2014 in Bridgton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s honor may be made to The Jimmy Fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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