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“To the Boyd-Martin family...may God comfort you and bring you peace during this time of bereavement. J5:28,29 ”
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“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
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“Dear Maria and Family;I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure however that your mother is at peace now and will be watching over all of you. ”
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Nancy Hayes Boyd-Martin, age 82, died peacefully on November 29, 2015 in Avon, CT. Our beautiful, loving mother was surrounded in her last days by her family and friends. Born on July 29, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to Joseph Embry Boyd and Jessie Reynolds Boyd, Nancy grew up in Atlanta with her two older brothers, Joseph Embry Boyd, Jr. and William Lester Boyd whom she dearly adored. She attended The University of Georgia and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Nancy was formerly married to Paul Daniel Martin, of Atlanta, in 1952. Following her passion for teaching young children, Nancy pursued her career in early childhood education, specializing in Montessori education. For many years, she was a Montessori school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia which later led her to opening Montessori schools in Louisville, Kentucky and Tallahassee, Florida where she served as Director for both schools. Nancy was also a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, and active with First Presbyterian Church's Circle Prayer Group and Musica Sacra choir. Carrying on her mother's tradition, Nancy was a long time member and former president of The Decatur Book Club, enjoying generations of lifelong friendships. Some of her favorite pastimes included her fond appreciation of music and art, sailing, entertaining, teaching etiquette and art classes, sharing family traditions, rooting for the Atlanta Braves, but most of all, spending quality time with her family. Nancy's "treasures" were her two daughters and four grandchildren and anyone who knew her, knew Nancy was passionate about them, as she always relished their time together. Nancy had the ability to recognize the beauty in life, which she so caringly shared with others. Known to her family as "Baaba", she will be remembered for her unconditional, dedicated love to her family and will be greatly missed by the many people she touched. Nancy is survived by her older brother William Lester Boyd of Austell Georgia, two daughters: Cynthia Reynolds Martin of Columbia, South Carolina and Maria Martin Mascoli of Avon, Connecticut, her son in law, Gregory Joseph Mascoli, four grandchildren, Matthew, SarahKatherine, Andrew and Caroline Mascoli, two nephews: Bill Boyd and Lester Boyd, nieces Wynelle Waters and JoAnn Aycock. A celebration of Nancy's life will take place at a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 5, 9:30 A.M. at the Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the funeral at Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. To honor Nancy's life, contributions may be made in her name to Musica Sacra, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 1328 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309.