Nancy A. (Tott) Santry, age 76

of Quincy

Nancy A. (Tott) Santry, age 76

Nancy A. (Tott) Santry, age 76, a longtime resident of Quincy, died suddenly, Friday, January 6, 2023 at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born in Braintree, to the late Herman W. and Virginia M. (Sylvester) Tott. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Braintree High School.

She lived in Quincy for over fifty years.

Nancy began her career as the community outreach coordinator for the former American Cable Systems and later went on to work as an executive assistant for Stop & Shop for twenty years.

Nancy was a talented photographer and turned her hobby into a business venture when she founded Nancy A. Santry Photography in 2000. Specializing in New England scenes, her photographs won many art show honors.

Nancy was an active member of the Quincy Art Association, Hull Artists Studio Connection, and South Shore Camera Club.

She loved travelling both domestically and internationally with her late husband, George, as well with family and friends. Nancy was also an avid reader and enjoyed participating in book clubs. She also enjoyed visits from her Grand Pug Charlie. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many good friends.

Beloved wife of the late George Santry.

Devoted mother of Dan Santry of Salem, Bill Santry, and Jen Santry, both of Quincy.

Dear sister of Sandra M. Genoa and her husband David of Southport, N.C.

Nancy is also survived by several nieces, nephews, in-laws, and many dear friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, January 14, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation prior to the service from 9 – 10 a.m. Interment at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Hull Lifesaving Museum, P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045.


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  • Nancy was an amazing woman I met her soon after I began my great friendship with her daughter Jen she was so friendly welcoming and loving so easy to talk to the minute you met her you loved her❤️ she will be remembered greatly for her loving and selfless ways .RIP Nancy I will always admire you and 😍 🙏🏻

  • Dear Dan, Bill and Jen
    Losing a mother is always so very hard, but I pray that you will find memories of her a comfort and that it becomes easier each day to smile as you think of her.
    Love and prayers to you all. ❤️🙏
    Fiorella Volpe

  • Dear Danny and Billy and Jenny. My heart ❤ is with you. Nancy was always loveing ,kind and nice to Tina and I. God bless.

  • Bill , Dan & Jen ,
    I am so sorry for your loss !! Your mum was such a. Fun person , kind and caring . Sending my deepest condolences
    Cousin Kim xoxo

  • Nancy was always a nice friend at Stoppie. A pleasure to know !

  • Nancy family my deepest condolences for the loss of your Mum
    She was kind and loving person. Always helpful when I first started using digital camera gave me some great advice. She gave me a Lady bug key chain for my birthday when we were in Italy.
    It has never left my key chain ! Memories never dies God Bless

    over us

  • Condolences to Nancy’s family. She was a talented and wonderful lady. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Nancy was the definition of a lovely person. We’re glad we had the chance to meet her. She took a photo of us at the paragon carousel that is a treasure to us. I’d like to think her spirit is with her beloved and her mama. Thinking of her family with love and sympathy.

  • Nancy was a member of our Book Club at the Senior Center and we will miss her wonderful contributions to our discussions. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Danny, Billy and Jen. I’m so sorry I couldn’t attend your mom’s services as I was in the hospital. Nancy was a great woman and so funny bright. I loved how she would rearrange your house every few months so you never knew what you were walking into! My love and prayers go out to all of you. Peace.

  • To the Santry family. I’ve been in the travel industry my entire career. I actually met George and Nancy back in 1996. It was a joy to know both of them. Sorry I didn’t know this had occurred or I would have been there. I will always treasure great memories.

  • One of my wife, Joan Mischler Hopkins’ best friends, from preschool years on Wilkins Road in Braintree. In her dementia she still asks for “Nancy.” Sorely missed by our family, who frequently visited her in Quincy during trips from Rochester NY. We have her photo seascapes hanging in our bedroom!