GRAFTON, Mass. – Nancy A. Carroll Turpin of Grafton died Jan. 9 at home, surrounded by her family, following a two-year battle with cancer. She was 76.
A resident of Grafton since 1960, Turpin was a retired police dispatcher for the town.
She was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Worcester to Edward B. and Blanche Moore Carroll. She attended the former Commerce High School in Worcester and was a restaurant owner and caterer before joining the police department.
A member of the Grafton Police Association, Turpin enjoyed trips to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, with her family and traveling with her sister. She also enjoyed bowling and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and caring for her grandchildren.
Turpin is survived by her husband of 56 years, George A. Turpin; six children, Deborah Duval, Pamela (Kevin) Bellino, George Turpin Jr., Jodi (Tom) Nicalek and Mandy Maynard, all of Grafton, and Nancy D’Auteuil, of Sutton, Mass.; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a brother, Edward Carroll Jr., of Worcester; a sister, Sheila Moffat, of Sutton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Heather Moss Turpin; and a granddaughter, Pier Marie.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church of St. Mary in North Grafton. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.