Nancy Ireland, who worked in the Development Office at the College from 1966 to 1986 and was elected an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association following her retirement, died on July 28, 2006, in Brunswick, Maine.
Born on October 2, 1920, in Portland, she attended the Waynflete School, the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, and Smith College, also in Massachusetts. She worked for the Museum of Modern Art in Boston and for three newspapers on the North Shore in Massachusetts and for two years was executive secretary for cartoonist Al Capp. She also played in summer stock at the Red Barn Theater in Westboro, MA, and was active in community theater programs in Worcester and Winchester, MA. She was a member of the festival chorus in Worcester and played the guitar and sang in several coffee houses in Boston and Cambridge. In Brunswick she was an outreach volunteer for Senior Spectrum and a volunteer court advocate for Family Crises Services. She was also instrumental in finding and funding a shelter for battered women and children in Bath. She was a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force and the Sagadahoc County Community Justice Project and was also a Hospice volunteer. Surviving are two sons, Donaldson St. Clair Moorhead II of Harpswell and Elliott I. Moorhead of Aptos, CA; a sister, Mary Louise Cobb of Brunswick; a brother, William D. Ireland, Jr. ’49 of Vero Beach, FL; and three grandchildren.