NANCY NEWHALL HULBURT

January 4, 2023

NANCY NEWHALL HULBURT

Nancy Newhall Hulburt, 92, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at her home in Leicester, NC. Beloved wife of the late Harris John Hulburt Jr. Devoted mother of Jennifer Jenkins (Steve) of Leicester, NC, Linda Aldridge (David) of Monticello, GA, and Randy Hulburt (Robin) of Fredericksburg, VA. Adored grandmother of Emily Jenkins, Lily Jenkins Ferry (Jamie), Joshua Jenkins (Renee), Jason Aldridge (Tara), Grace Aldridge Foster (Emmanuel), Olivia Aldridge, Julia Aldridge, Daniel Hulburt, Alicia Hulburt, Sean Hulburt, and Aubrey Hulburt, and 4 great grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, and Abigail Jenkins, and Brooklyn Hulburt. Dear sister of the late Patricia Newhall. She will be laid to rest in Wildwood Cemetery in her hometown of Winchester, MA, with a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

Nancy Newhall Hulburt, 92, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at her home in Leicester, NC. She was born October 27, 1930, in Cambridge, MA, to Edward Harry Newhall and Ruth Christine Winn Newhall. She attended Abbott Academy and Mary Washington College where she received a BA in Sociology. She married Harris John Hulburt, Jr. on October 4, 1958. They raised their family in Alexandria, VA, and later lived in Catharpin, VA, Nantucket, MA, Chatham, MA, and Statesville, NC.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, her sister, Patricia Newhall, and cousin, Jason Dade.

Nancy is survived by her children, Jennifer Jenkins (Steve) of Leicester, NC, Linda Aldridge (David) of Monticello, GA, and Randy Hulburt (Robin) of Fredericksburg, VA, as well as 11 grandchildren, Emily Jenkins, Lily Jenkins Ferry (Jamie), Joshua Jenkins (Renee), Jason Aldridge (Tara), Grace Aldridge Foster (Emmanuel), Olivia Aldridge, Julia Aldridge, Daniel Hulburt, Alicia Hulburt, Sean Hulburt, and Aubrey Hulburt, and 4 great grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, and Abigail Jenkins, and Brooklyn Hulburt.

Some of her favorite things were chocolate, cats, the New England seaside, Big Band music, clam chowder, art, reading, colonial history, puns, needlework, penmanship, wrapping presents, cookies, football, current events, politics, and the United States of America.

A few of the things she did not care for were baseball (“sitting around, just waiting for something to happen”), basketball (“just a bunch of squeaking shoes”), long hair on anyone (“oh, look at the hair, for Pete’s sake”), dogs (“they’re just inferior to cats, and everyone knows it”), British accents, incorrect grammar, spicy food, Rock and Roll, shenanigans of any kind, and exercise (“it only wears you out”).

Nancy was scrupulously honest and spoke her mind with forthrightness, brevity, and often a zinger. She was a person of great fortitude, having endured many personal losses and health challenges. She was fond of saying “mind over matter” and “the power of positive thinking,” and when asked about her optimism, once shrugged and said, “Women are cheerful; they have to be.” She will be sorely missed.

She will be laid to rest in Wildwood Cemetery in her hometown of Winchester, MA, with a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

She will be laid to rest in Wildwood Cemetery in her hometown of Winchester, MA, with a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders.

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  1. Aunt, Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt – you leave a legacy of family on the East Coast. Let the Brant Point Lighthouse and the Chatham light be forever in your journey in your after life, Aunt Nancy!

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