Nancy Connely, undated.  Courtesy of Sarah Blanchet Born: December 9, 1922

Died: November 12, 2008

Married: Albert Van Nostrand

Children: Christie Sarles; Douglas; actress Amy Amy Van Nostrand; Jillian; and Kipp.

Nancy Willard Connely lived next door to Ann Packard, daughter of Dr. Edward N. Packard, when the two girls were growing up in Saranac Lake. As teenagers the two visited Dick Ray at the Trudeau Sanatorium and at the Ray Brook State Hospital; they are pictured on pages 30 and 34 in Ray's book, Saranac, 1937-1940. Nancy was Jeremy Blanchet's girlfriend. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1940, from Smith College in 1944, and from Rhode Island Junior College in 1971, with an associate's degree in nursing (R.N.).

Nancy W. Van Nostrand's obituary was published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in 2008.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 5, 1953

10 Years ago today

Miss Nancy Connely, of 146 Park avenue, was hostess at a sleigh ride party.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 5, 1953

10 Years ago today

Sept. 3 was the the wedding day of Mrs. Nancy Willard Connely, daughter of Mrs. L. F. Connely, of 146 Park ave., and Ensign Albert VanNostrand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy VanNostrand, of Babylon, L. I. The ceremony was performed in the Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 21, 1953

Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. VanNostrand, of Great Barrington, R. I., are the parents of a daughter, Amy, born on April 11. Mrs. VanNostrand is the former Nancy Connely, of Saranac Lake.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 22, 1957

Our Town

By Eddie Vogt

Greetings to . . . Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Van Nostrand and their four children who are in town for about a week. She is the former Nancy Connely of Our Town. He is a Professor of English Literature at Brown University. This spring he started a series of lectures on Sunday mornings over WPDC (tv) in New York. They make their home in West Barrington, R.I.

See also: Dick Ray

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