Nancy Rich Woods

Nancy Rich Woods, born September 15, 1923, passed away on November 6, 2022.  She was the daughter of Stephen A.H. Rich and Mary Helen Streeter Rich of Belmont. She graduated from Belmont High School in 1941 and from Simmons College in Boston in 1945. At Simmons she majored in dietetics, was president of the senior class and active in student affairs.  During World War II she volunteered in Boston, including playing the piano in hospitals and for the military.
In 1945 she moved to West Hartford, Conn., where she married, raised three children and worked as a dietician in the public school system.  She did volunteer work and was an active member of the Junior League of Hartford for many years.  She enjoyed music, bridge, tennis, golf and her many friends.  Her greatest love was her family.
In 1974 she moved to Chatham and became a dental assistant and office manager for her future husband.   She was president of the Cape Cod Simmons Alumni Club and a member of Monomoy Yacht Club, Eastward Ho! and The First Congregational Church of Chatham.  She and her husband, Dr. Carlton Woods, retired in 1991 and moved to The Villages in Florida.  As a couple they continued to be active in the church, playing music for others and enjoying many friends.  In 2010 they moved to Ann’s Choice in Warminster, Pa. where Nancy loved competing in bridge, entertaining on the piano and having dinner with family and friends.
Nancy was predeceased by her first husband, Merritt W. (“Dutch”) Treat, Jr., her second husband, Dr. Carlton M. (“Bud”) Woods, Jr. and a stepson, Carlton M. Woods, III.
She is survived by her three children: Susan T. Cartnick of Farmington, Conn.; Steven R. Treat and wife Elizabeth B. Treat of Dresher, Pa.; and  Sarah L. Treat and her wife Gayle Shaw of Windham, Maine. She adored her five grandchildren and their spouses: David and Lily, Katie, Jim and Vanita, Chris and Kim and Emily and Wayne.  She was blessed to have 10 great grandchildren: Oliver, Ava, Walter, Miles, Raina, Asha, Sadie, Grace, Aria and Luke.
She will be forever remembered for her kindness, resilience, compassion, dedication and love of family.  She was devoted to many friends and always willing to lend a hand.
Nancy’s burial will be in Chatham during a family reunion this summer.