Nancy (Robery) Stanley at 86

Nancy (Robery) Stanley, 86, of Holliston, MA passed away peacefully on August 1, 2022. Born in Braintree, MA on July 20, 1936, she was the daughter of Raffaela (Eanieri) and Alton Robery.

Nancy graduated from Braintree High School and began her career as a secretary at the telephone company. She met Richard Stanley while on vacation in Connecticut and the two married in 1962, at which time they moved to Holliston, MA where they lived together for over 58 years and raised their two children.

Nancy enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading, music, watching sports, politics, and time spent with family and friends. She was a devoted member of the First Congregational Church of Holliston, spending her time on many volunteer projects to help those in need.

Nancy became a real estate agent in the mid-80’s and worked for over 10 years at Century 21 Circle in Holliston. She enjoyed helping people find their perfect home and cherished the relationships she gained from her work there.

After retirement, Dick and Nancy purchased a home on Sokokis Lake in Limerick, Maine where they loved spending summers with family and friends. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and very proud of her family.

Nancy is survived by her two children, Steve Stanley and his wife Verna of Medway, MA and Amy Stanley Whitmore and her husband Bill of Standish, Maine. Nancy also had four grandchildren; Jake Stanley and his wife Jenny; Billy Seidel and his wife Hannah Godbey; Julie Seidel and Jenn Stanley, as well as a great granddaughter, Rhea Stanley. She is also survived by her sister Phyllis Lyons and her husband Harvey of Braintree, MA, as well as nieces and nephews

Nancy is predeceased by her husband, Dick, and her sister, Norma Adams.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00am at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, MA, 854 Washington St., A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Holliston, MA.


Chesmore Funeral Home

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  1. John and Denise Cronin on August 6, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Denise and extend our deepest sympathy to the Stanley family. Nancy was our first Holliston neighbor thirty years ago when she helped us find our home. Just a phenomenal person! Her kindness, humor, and love of Holliston shined through all the time we knew her. Peace to you, Nancy was a great person!