It is with heavy sadness and enduring gratitude for her life and love that the family of Nancy Dill announces her passing on June 9, 2021.
Cherished memories of Nancy will be shared by her brother David Adams and his wife Toni, of Bethlehem, PA; by her four children, Terry with her husband Jim Collins, Wendy Mooney, Adam Bergendorff with his wife Joy, and Gail with her husband Tom Sinclair. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. In her passing, she joins her beloved husband, Fred Dill, Sr., sisters Flora Alford and Laura Quinn.
Nancy was born on March 23, 1936, in Oxford, New York. She attended Oxford Academy and graduated from Cornell University where she met her first husband, Robert Bergendorff. She & her family settled in Brewster in 1963. The marriage ended in divorce in 1977. Nancy married Fred Dill, Sr. in 1991 and lived with him in Carmel until his death in 2004.
Nancy’s life was shaped by her strong faith and commitment to helping others. She served on the National Advisory Board of the Guidepost Foundation, was a founding member of the Putnam County Prayer Breakfast, was a member of the Putnam Hospital committee and an active supporter of the Salvation Army. She also served as an original board member of Country Bank Carmel. Nancy’s contributions to the local community were recognized in 2009 when she was made an Honoree of the Putnam Hospital Gala.
Many residents of Putnam County will remember Nancy as the host of the radio program “Positively Good News,” which aired on WPUT from 1979- 1986 and then on cable television from 1990-1993. What they may not know is that the show began after Nancy made a call to the station asking why they did not feature more uplifting news about the community. Inspired, no doubt, by her infectious optimism, the station invited her to create and host the show herself. Nancy rose to the challenge. As someone who loved talking to people and learning about their experiences, she was a natural-born interviewer. The program was a showcase for her love of community and her personal warmth.
Nancy loved gardening and travel. One of her most memorable trips was to Israel in 2007. The journey was a reaffirmation of the faith that gave her the strength to overcome hardships and to enjoy life to the fullest.
A service was held on Monday June 14, 2021, at 11am at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. Interment was private. Visitation was held on Sunday June 13, 2021, at the funeral home from 2pm-5pm.
Nancy will be sorely missed by her family, friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Salvation Army. Her family wishes to acknowledge and thank the administrators and staff of Filosa Nursing and Rehabilitation in Danbury, CT for their kindness and loving care.