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Nancy Louise Herron Cherry, 91, Former Darien Resident

Nancy Louise Herron Cherry
Nancy Louise Herron Cherry Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Nancy Louise Herron Cherry, formerly of Darien, died Sunday, June 9. She was 91.

Cherry was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Evanston, Ill., to S. Davidson and Louise Johnston Herron. She attended the Sewickley Academy and graduated from the Ethel Walker School in 1939. In 1943 she graduated Cum Laude from Smith College with a B.A. in history. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the WAVES first as an ensign, then as a Lt. J.G. until the end of World War II. In 1951 the family moved to Darien, Conn., and lived there until 1975. In 1975, they moved to Delray Beach, Fla,, and in 1979, to Hilton Head Island, S.C.

In Darien, she was a member of her community, serving on the education committee of the RTM for six years, the high school building committee, the YMCA fund drive, and began 50 years as a lifetime member of the League of Women Voters. She was a member of the Westchester-Fairfield Women's Golf Association.

Cherry is survived by her sons, Thomas C. Cherry III (Lynn H.) of East Lyme, Davidson H. Cherry (Ann L.) Sandia Park, New Mexico, and Harold J. Cherry of Hilton Head, S.C.; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas C. Cherry Jr.; brother, S. Davidson Herron, Jr.

An informal service to celebrate Cherry’s life will be held at the Cypress clubhouse Saturday, June 22 from 2  to 4 p.m on Ladyslipper Lane, in the Hilton Head Plantation, in the Cypress Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Volunteers in Medicine 15 Northridge Dr. Hilton Head, SC 29926.

The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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