It is with a heavy heart that we share the memorial and funeral details for long-time member, Nancy Dinan, co-owner of Corashire Realty in New Marlborough. She was first licensed in 1966 and a member since 1968. She was unable to attend the Installation ceremony this January to receive her 45 year continuous membership award. She was also nominated for the REALTOR Emeritus Award by the National Association of REALTORS, to be voted on in Washington DC in May of this year. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street in Sheffield, and burial will be in the spring at Corashire Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Full details are included below.
Nancy E. Dinan died March 25, 2014 after a brief illness.
Born in New York City on November 12, 1926 to Arthur Salzmann and Dorothy Preyer, Nancy moved as a child to New Marlborough. She graduated from the former New Marlborough High School and was a graduate of The Scudder School in New York. In 1966 she got her real estate license and formed her own company, Corashire Realty. She was actively involved in the business until her death. She was a member of the Berkshire County Board of Realtors, Fairview Hospital Auxiliary, Rotary Club of Great Barrington, and former member of Save the Mahaiwe, Chesterwood Museum and Bidwell House Museum.
She leaves her husband of 67 years, John R. Dinan whom she married July 6, 1946 at Christ Church Episcopal in Sheffield, MA. She also leaves her son, John R. Dinan, Jr. and his wife Anne Igoe, a daughter, Deborah D. Mielke and her husband Rick, six grandchildren, Jeffrey Pilot, Christopher, Keller, Laura Anne Dinan, Claire Mielke Davenport and her husband Adam and Dinah Mielke. Also, three great-grandchildren, Harper Pilot, Lincoln and Raylan Davenport and two step-great-grandchildren, Holdon and Madeline Davenport, as well as five nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street in Sheffield, conducted by Rev. Anne E. Ryder. Burial will be in the spring at Corashire Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or The Great Barrington Rotary Scholarship Fund through Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.