Nancy Fleigh Daugherty, 76, died on July 6, 2023. She was born on August 9, 1946, in Hagerstown, MD. Her parents were Margery Eyerly Fleigh and Robert Rouskulp Fleigh of Hagerstown. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Willis Vance Daugherty, Jr. Nancy is survived by her sister, Margery E. Fleigh; her three step-children, Elizabeth Daugherty, Katharine Daugherty, and Willis Daugherty; and by maternal and paternal cousins to whom she was devoted.
In her early years, Nancy enjoyed competitive swimming, and was a member of the Hagerstown Y Girls’ Swim Team as a teen. She had many fond childhood memories of summers at Camp Strawderman in Virginia, where she became an expert at synchronized swimming. In 1964, Nancy graduated from Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. In 1968, she received her B.A. degree from the University of Maryland with a major in American history and literature. From 1968 through 1994, she worked in the Boston area at several telephone companies — New England Telephone, AT&T, and NYNEX — starting as a service rep and rising to become a successful manager.
Nancy met her husband, Will, in 1994, and he won her heart. They were married in 1995. Nancy was an accomplished traveler before she met Will. Together, they enjoyed many trips, cruises, and travel around the world. Nancy was Will’s able first mate on their boat, Sand Iron, after she fulfilled the requirements of the Lifetime Boater Education Program, and they had many sailing trips up and down the East Coast. Will died in 2010, also on July 6th.
Nancy was an avid reader with a special interest in 20th century American history, and was a member of a Williamsburg book group for many years. She played duplicate bridge, and enjoyed and supported the fine arts, especially art and music.
An accomplished golfer and member of the Two Rivers Women’s Golf Association in Williamsburg, Nancy served as its secretary for several years and its Vice-President for a year. She played in the Association’s spring team matches, and one year, helped run one with the theme of “Harry Putter”.
In 2003, Nancy was the first woman golfer to be elected as a full golfer to the Board of Governors of the Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg. During her three year term from 2003 to 2005, she chaired the Grievance Committee (2003-2004), and she co-chaired the Marina Committee (2004). She was a very conscientious worker in all her activities.
In addition to these volunteer activities, over the years Nancy volunteered at the hospital in Framingham, MA, and was President of the Bob Fleigh Foundation of Hagerstown from 2005 until 2014.
Nancy was a kind, generous, smart, intellectually curious, caring, and sweet person, and she knew how to be a good friend. She was known for her wonderful memory: she amazed friends and family when she remembered in detail what they wore on occasions long in the past.
She will be missed by her family and friends, by the Williamsburg community, including Marie Gray and Tracy Kendrick, and by many in Hagerstown, including her good friend Jane Rozes, her godson Jonathan Rozes, and their family.
Nancy requested that there not be a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, friends are welcome to make a donation in her name to one of her favorite charitable organizations: Doctors Without Borders, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, and Jacob’s Ladder, Inc.
She will be buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. May she rest in peace.