Nancy Ann (Johnson) Clarke of South Hadley, formerly of Edgartown, died on June 8. She was 88.

Nancy was born on Dec. 22, 1929 in Lowell. She was the daughter of John H. and Alice L. (Snow) Johnson. She grew up in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School class of 1947. Nancy lived in Tewksbury until the death of her beloved husband, John (Jack) M. Clarke, in 1980. She lived on Martha’s Vineyard from 1987 to 2008 before moving to South Hadley where she resided until her death.

She was a licensed insurance broker and worked for a number of insurance companies in Lowell, Tyngsboro and then Edgartown before her retirement in 1994. After her retirement, Nancy worked part time for the Edgartown Police Department as the E911 Coordinator and desk clerk from 1996 to 2008. She loved her job at the Edgartown Police Department and made many wonderful friends.

She had many special friends on the Island and in South Hadley. She loved spending time with her Wednesday afternoon Stitch and Bitch friends on the Island and with her dear friends and neighbors in South Hadley.

Nancy is survived by her son, Brian W. Clarke of North Eastham and her daughter, Debby A. Clarke and Linda Carbone of Springfield. She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, Ann Grimes, Thomas Johnson, Robert Johnson, Nancy Alyce Abbott and Richard Colter Jr.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was predeceased by her brother, John T. Johnson, her sister, Arlene J. Colter, her brother in law Richard Colter Sr. and brother in law William C. Clarke as well as her niece, Carol MacDonald.

Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation and a special thank you to the staff on the second floor at the Holyoke Health Care Center and to the staff and volunteers at New England Hospice for their unwavering care and compassion.

A memorial service will be held on June 27 at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. on June 27th - calling hours from 2-4, memorial service at 4. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in the Tewksbury Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to: Edgartown Patrolman’s Association, PO Box 1118, Edgartown, MA 02539 or Dakin Humane Society, 171 Union Street, Springfield, MA 01105.