Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon

  • Died: December 25, 2016
  • Location: Newtonville, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anne S. "Nancy" Concannon, 85, longtime resident of Newtonville, MA passed away on December 25, 2016 in Weston, MA.
She was born in Newton on July 1,1931 the daughter of Thomas and Anne (Connolly) Concannon.
She graduated from Newton High School in 1949, and went on to achieve degrees from Framingham State University, 1953, with additional degrees from Boston University and Simmons College.

She dedicated her life to teaching and spent the majority of her career at the Michael Driscoll Elementary School in Brookline. Nancy loved traveling, swimming and water aerobics. She was happiest spending time at her summer home in Pocasset, MA. She would tell you her favorite thing to do would be to read a book in bed while listening to the rain outside her window. She was known for her infectious laugh which could be heard even in her last days.

Her surviving members include her siblings Ruth A. Concannon, Thomas B. Concannon Jr., William Concannon (wife Mimi), and her nieces Kate Concannon, Megan McGrath, Sara DeSimone, Maureen McDonald, and Sheila Butze.

A wake will be held at Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home on January 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 3rd at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Newton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear about Nancy!s passing. In the early 60's she was my mentor and friend st Driscoll School. We taught next door to each other for 3 years. She certainly taught me how to be a good teacher!
Carol Cohen

Posted by Carol Cohen - Lexington, MA   February 01, 2017

To all the Concannon family, I met Nancy when I began teaching at the Driscoll School. She was so much fun and could tell stories with the best of them . She had a wicked sense of humor and a great laugh . I know I speak for all her friends that we have missed her for quite a while and now I feel good to know that she's at peace.

Posted by Ilene Horwitz - Boynton Beach, FL   January 07, 2017

My deepest condolences to all who love Ms.Concannon...I was blessed to have her as my 3rd grade teacher...she has left such a beautiful memory it has lasted 37 years....She is dearly missed.

Posted by Holly Rose - San Antonio, TX   January 05, 2017

Ms. Concannon was by far on of my favorite teachers and left a lasting legacy to all her students

Posted by Beth King    January 05, 2017

Dear Extended Family of Nancy, I found out about her passing from my own mother, who lives in Brookline and herself is 90. She knows how much we all adored Nancy when she taught us in the third grade at Driscoll. To put things in perspective, I am soon turning 66 myself, which seems ridiculous. And each one of the four of us in the Wolf family (Rob, David, Barbara too) basked in the attention, the joy, the hopefulness that was such a part of her classroom and was everlasting, as we grew up and came back and visited with her. Always with a big smile, she conveyed a can-do attitude and abounding love. I know I speak for my many buddies from that class (including Gary Arber and Randy Jones and Bob Maloney) when I say that she made each of us feel great. I can still recall playing the piano for "The Lonely Goatherd" (Sound of Music), while Gary played the goat. Nancy soothed us and prodded us to begin to learn. Today, I'm a rabbi - the liberal type - and wherever I go, I try to impart joy. Know that I carry with me the blessings she imbued. May her memory be a blessing. Very fondly, Joey Wolf (in Portland OR)

Posted by Joseph (Joey) Wolf - Portland, OR - Student   January 03, 2017

Ms. Concannon was a much-beloved teacher at the Driscoll School. I was lucky to have her, as were many others, and carry her lessons and example to this day. Much love to her family; may your memories give you great comfort in the days to come.

Posted by Siobhan O'Riordan    January 03, 2017

My sincere condolences
to the Cocannon family. I remember Nancy well from years in Pocasset where she loved the beach and always a good book. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Meehan - Cambridge, MA   January 02, 2017

Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14. L Ohio

Posted by A friend   December 29, 2016

My deepest sympathy to the Concannon family. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Marie Connolly - East Falmouth, MA - Family   December 28, 2016

Nancy was a heck of a bridge player, And a good teacher. I will remember her fondly.

Pat Colman, Watertown

Posted by A friend   December 28, 2016

To the Concannon Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathies

You are in my thoughts and prayers


Michael Sullivan

Posted by Michael Sullivan - Cambridge, MA   December 28, 2016