Nancy Trecartin Marvel died peacefully on March 3 in Cohasset. She was 96.

She was born to Natalie (Pohlé) and John Trecartin in Montclair, N.J., on Oct. 31, 1918. Nancy graduated from Beaver College in Glenside, Pa., and Montclair Art School. She was married to Andrew Marvel, who predeceased her in 1995. They lived in North Caldwell, N.J., before moving to Chilmark in 1971.

Nancy was an award-winning watercolor artist who participated in many art shows on her beloved Martha’s Vineyard. She was a long-term volunteer at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, an avid birder and gardener.

She is survived by her daughter Christine Marvel Hotarek of Scituate, and her son Andrew Marvel of Weston. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Michael Hotarek of Norwell, Amy (Hotarek) Garber of Canton, Stephanie (Marvel) Allison of Cohasset, Jenna Marvel of Boston, and Julia Marvel of Weston. She also leaves four cherished great-grandchildren, Kyle and Katherine Hotarek of Norwell, and Andrew and Paige Garber of Canton. She is also survived by her brother John Trecartin and family of Montville, N.J.

There will be a celebration of her life on Martha’s Vineyard in the late spring. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Massachusetts Audubon Society or The Trustees of Reservations.