Half Staff – Nancy W. (Wicky) Fritch

Nancy W. (Wicky) Fritch, 77, wife of the late Ralph G. Fritch, of 21 Eden Road, formerly of Melrose, died on Saturday night at the Hunt Nursing Home in Danvers.She was born in Rockport on Dec. 23, 1923, daughter of the late John and Bertha (Snow) Wicky.

Mrs. Fritch was a graduate of Rockport High School and also a graduate of Boston University.

She was employed for several years as a secretary for the Boston and Maine Railroad. Mrs. Fritch lived in Melrose for many years where she was an active member of the Highlands Congregational Church and the Kappa Delta Psi.

She moved back to Rockport in 1987 and was an active member of the Rockport Rights of Way Committee and the Sandy Bay Historical Society. Mrs. Fritch was a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club where she enjoyed sailing and racing in the Flying Scot class with her late husband.

She enjoyed needlework and taking her grandchildren to the Whistlestop Mall for ice cream.

Mrs. Fritch is survived by a daughter, Pamela F. Jacobson of Rockport; a son, Stephen G. Fritch and his wife Nancy (Elson), of Saratoga Springs, NY; four grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Jacobson, Peter William Jacobson, both of Rockport, Emily Boyd Fritch and Meredith Gifford Fritch, both of Saratoga Springs, NY; two brothers, John F. Wicky and his wife, Pauline of Rockport, and Phillip A. Wicky of Rockport; and a niece, Susan Wicky Brunelle of Rockport.