Newbury - Nancy Elizabeth Little Streeter, 70, of Newbury, passed away on April 23rd after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones at the time she passed.
Nancy was born on July 14, 1952, to Susan Page Little and Justin Brown Little in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Little farm in Newbury, and this instilled a love of animals and nature that she carried throughout her life. Nancy graduated from Newburyport High School in 1970 and attended Windham College, where she studied English literature. She had a love for books and spent countless evenings reading in her favorite chair. After graduation, Nancy worked at the Grog restaurant, and many of her deepest and longest-lasting friendships were made while working there. Later she opened the Eureka toy store in the Tannery, and its jungle-animal wrapping paper became a staple of birthday parties in the area. Eureka's guiding ethos was that learning could be fun, and this was a sentiment that Nancy held dear.
After her retirement, Nancy took up quilting, and many of her friends and family were gifted her beautiful creations. Another great passion was her gardens, and every year from spring to the end of autumn the landscape around her home on Boston Road was bursting with color and life. She also took great pleasure in providing for the birds of Newbury, and the feeders outside her house were constantly busy.
In 1986 Nancy married the love of her life, Daniel Streeter, with whom she raised her three sons Alec, Justin and Silas.
Nancy was a wonderful mother, the best any child could have asked for, and she supported her sons unconditionally in all their interests and endeavors. She was a selfless caregiver to those around her, and a pillar that could always be leaned on in times of need.
Nancy was predeceased by her father, Justin, and her brother, Michael, and is survived by her mother Susan, her sisters Martha and Susan, her husband Dan, and her three sons, along with many nieces and nephews. Her memory will be cherished always.