Nancy (Cleveland) Kimon, 89, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts passed away peacefully at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, Massachusetts on Thursday January 16, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter M. Kimon, a native of Athens, Greece.
Born in Medford, Massachusetts to the late Richard M. Cleveland and Ellen (Conneely) Cleveland, Nancy grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, attending Belmont High School and then Pembroke College in Brown University. She went on to complete an Associate in Arts from the College of Practical Arts and Letters in 1954 from Boston University.
While a Junior at Belmont High School, Nancy met her future husband, Peter who at the time was studying Engineering at MIT as an international student from Greece. They married in Cambridge in 1953, and so began an exciting life of adventure and travel and active participation in the communities in which she lived whether in the United States or Europe. Contributing to the betterment of society, Nancy volunteered for causes close to her heart throughout her life that led to meaningful change.
Mattapoisett always held a special place in her heart. From 1939 she began spending her summers on Angelica Point and then Point Connett. In 1986 following the death of her husband, she relocated from Mendham, New Jersey to Mattapoisett to be nearer to her family. She quickly became involved in the community, becoming an active member in the Christian Women’s Club of Cape Cod, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club and the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich, MA. Having a passion for historic Sandwich Glass, Nancy was a Trustee for thirteen years, an officer of the Board for four years and on Accessions Committee for ten years. In addition, she served on various committees including the Centennial Celebration Committee, Board of Advisers and the Strategic Planning Committee and was an important part of the evolution of this institution. In 1991, she restored the Carriage House at the Congregational Church in Mattapoisett, as a memorial to her husband Peter and her father Richard.
Nancy is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Kimon) Brattstrom and her family who reside in Australia, and would like to acknowledge and thank all the staff at Sippican Healthcare Center for the love, support and care her mother received, for which she is truly grateful.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 4-6 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals,, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. A Funeral Service for Nancy will be held on Wednesday January 22, 2020 at the First Congregational Church of Marion at 11 am. A private burial will take place on Thursday January 23, 2020 at Hilltop Cemetery in Mendham, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Nancy’s memory to the Sandwich Glass Museum, P.O. Box 103, Sandwich MA 02563. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.