PORTLAND – Nancy M. Dacar, 87, of Portland passed away peacefully on Monday evening March 14, 2022 at Maine Medical Center.
Nancy was born May 17, 1934 in Portland, the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Steeves) Storey. She was educated at Scarborough Schools and graduated from the ‘Redskins’ class of Scarborough High School in 1951.
After graduating, Nancy worked at Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. for a short time. In 1952, she enlisted in the United States Navy and served until her honorary discharge in 1954. After the Navy, she settled in Newport, RI, working among other things as a waitress.
In 1958, she gave birth to her only son, Daniel L. Dacar. Shortly after, the two returned to Maine. Nancy took a job with the New England Telephone Co., “Ma Bell”, in the accounting department where she worked for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1988.
She loved antiques, photography, gardening, garage sales, sewing, puzzles, scrabble, knitting and crocheting, and country music. She was an avid 10 pin bowler for many years. She has knitted hundreds of pairs of mittens for school children and many Afghans for the Togus Veterans Hospital in Augusta. Nancy also knitted many sweaters and sewed clothes for her family members.
Nancy was a late New England sports fan who enjoyed watching and even scoring Boston Red Sox games as well as Boston Bruins games. She closely followed the Maine Mariners AHL hockey team, attended many games and witnessed their first Calder Cup victory in 1978.
Nancy was an active member of the Westbrook American Legion Post 197 where she held many positions. She served as Warrant Officer, Aide to the Department Commander and, her proudest position, Post Commander. She greatly enjoyed all the tasks, activities and friendships associated with her time at Post 197. When she left Westbrook to be closer to her family, she was transferred to Portland American Legion Post 17 where she earned a another great and loyal group of friends. . She treasured the many wonderful moments and friendships of her Post 17 visits. Nancy was a member of the Paid Up For Life Legion.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Linda M. Bonneau, Priscilla J. Eaton and her brother, Calvin L. Storey.
Nancy is survived by her son, Daniel and his wife Lisa Dacar of South Portland; grandson Alec Dacar of South Portland; sister, Sally Hartman of Hampden; cousin, Pam Barker of Freeport; as well as many loving nieces and nephews; his extended family and many great friends.
A one hour visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Hobbs Funeral Home 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, ME 04106. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Reception to follow at Hobbs Hospitality Center in South Portland.
The family would like to give special thanks to the loving care the staff at 75 State Street have given Nancy over the past year.
For online condolences and in lieu of flowers, please visit http://www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
Obituary: Michael Lane Cohen