IPSWICH – Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth (Knecht) Hallock 82, of Ipswich, beloved wife of the late Orrin Hallock, died peacefully Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Born in Passaic, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Anna (Betzig) Knecht. She was raised and educated in Glen Rock, NJ and was a graduate of Ridgewood High School. She continued her education at Hood College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree.
A lifelong professional educator, Mrs. Hallock taught Special Education at the Howe-Manning School in Middleton and for many years was a Pre-School Teacher at the Village School in Boxford until the time of her retirement.
Nancy and Orrin were loving partners and best friends. They truly had a deep love and respect for each other and have reunited in heaven.
A longtime resident of the Town of Topsfield and the Town of Ipswich, Nancy was devoted to her family. She was the ultimate mother and grandmother and relished her time spent with family. She had a passion for sports, especially baseball and was an ardent New York Yankees fan. She also loved to cheer for the Boston Bruins and enjoyed watching many of their games. She made friends easily and loved her time spent at the Ipswich Senior Center Line Dancing with her friends. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Topsfield. Above all else family always came first. She was often at a game, recital or any event in which they were partaking, supporting her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Julie Shea and her fiancé, Andrew Winde of Hampton, NH and Jennifer Hogan-Caley and her husband, John of Beverly, her son, James Hogan and his wife, Christie of Lawrenceville, GA, her beloved grandchildren, Kappy McRoberts of Birmingham, Al, Mackenzie Lacosste of Spartenburg, SC, Kylie Shea of Portland, ME, Jaymie Shea of Ipswich, Dylan Shea of Ipswich, Ryan Caley of Boston, Megan Caley of Beverly, Lauren Caley of Beverly, and her great granddaughter, Charlotte McRoberts. She was the sister of the late Susan Smith.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service which will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Saturday, May 29th at 1 P.M.. All attendees are required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Nancy’s memory to Saint Jude’s Children's Research Hospital at stjude.org. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com
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