Nancy L. Nolan, 83, homemaker, secretary

October 15, 2004

Nancy L. Nolan, a homemaker who assisted her husband in his medical practice, died of cancer Wednesday at Oak Crest Village in Parkville, where she had lived for the five past years. The former Ten Hills resident was 83.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, the former Nancy Lines was a 1938 graduate of the old Girls Latin School. Many years ago she was a secretary at Maryland Casualty Co. and Black & Decker Corp.

After her marriage in 1942 to Dr. James Joseph Nolan, a Catonsville physician and former chief of medicine at Bon Secours Hospital, she helped run his office and coordinated professional gatherings for hospital resident physicians at their home. Dr. Nolan died in February.

Mrs. Nolan competed in tennis matches at St. Timothy's Tennis Club in Catonsville, where she was a member and won several championships. She also played golf.

"I can remember my mother playing singles against much younger players in the summer heat, then racing to the grocery store in her tennis dress to fix an early dinner because my father had evening office hours," said a daughter, Mary Nolan Tracy of Klamath Falls, Ore. She gave up the sport about 20 years ago.

Mrs. Nolan was a member of the Valley Bridge Club in Towson and played bridge at Oak Crest.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., where she was a former communicant.

Survivors also include a son, James Joseph Nolan Jr. of Towson; another daughter, Nancy Nolan Stojinski of Catonsville; two sisters, Susan L. Kelly of Towson and Elizabeth L. Griffith of Timonium; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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