MASON TOWNSHIP--Nancy Ann (Spaulding) Buzzell of Mason Township passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the age of 85, with beloved family by her side. \r\n\r\nBorn in Waterville, Maine on December 24, 1935, the daughter of Ralph and Alice (Craig) Spaulding. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1953, and lived most of life in Benton, Maine. \r\n\r\nNancy will be remembered as a nature lover, as she frequented her beautiful gardens, and had a special bond with animals. She enjoyed photographing and pressing her flowers, as well as watching the butterflies, bees, and birds enjoy them too. She was both a talented photographer, capturing her loved ones around her, and an admired seamstress. She was known for her tight stitches and breathtaking art, usually of flowers, teapots or dolls. \r\n\r\nIn her younger years Nancy spent many hours growing vegetables, caring for farm animals and making clothes for her family. In her spare time, she enjoyed horseback riding. In her later years, she was able to travel and work on her family’s genealogy. She was pleased to volunteer her time at the Fairfield Historical Society, where she was a member. \r\n\r\nNancy found peace at her camp in Beddington, Maine where she took many walks, sewed on the porch and strived to teach her children and grandchildren the wonders of the natural world. Many hours were spent playing games, building puzzles and coloring. Nancy was unbeaten in Chinese Checkers by many of her close relatives and was always up for a game of King's Corners, Rummy, or Parcheesi. \r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents; her spouse; a son; and two close friends. \r\nNancy is survived by her three daughters and one son; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; her brother; and three nephews. \r\n\r\nA graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield, Maine at a later date.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Fairfield Historical Society 42 High Street, Fairfield, Maine 04937 or the Wild Seed Project PO Box 4301 Portland, Maine 04101.