Obituary: Nancy B. Doolittle

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 2:00pm

Nancy B. Doolittle, 63, of Block Island and Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2013 in Naples. Nancy was born in Providence, R.I., to Gilbert J. and Harriet Butterfield on April 3, 1950. She graduated from the Wheeler School in Providence and earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from Harvard and continued studies at Brown University.

Nancy is survived by John T. Doolittle, of Block Island and Naples, Fla., and sister Susan Hathaway-Blois of Westboro, Mass. She was the sister of the late Carol Butterfield.

An elementary school teacher in Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 27 years, Nancy also taught English as a Second Language in Providence and Block Island. Nancy was a friend of the Block Island Free Library and requests that any gifts in her remembrance be given to the library.

A family memorial service will be announced.