Nancy L. (Salvador) Stefani died on April 13, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. She was 83.
Born and raised in Provincetown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Priscilla (Steele) Salvador. She, in turn, raised five daughters in Provincetown, her family being the most important thing to her.
Nancy was a tomboy at heart and loved playing in her father’s garage and keeping up with the boys in the neighborhood. For a diminutive “pint of peanuts,” she was fierce. She could also play the part of a beautiful lady and was named Miss Provincetown in 1954. She adored her home town and everyone in it, but also enjoyed many adventures abroad and across the U.S.
She served on the Provincetown School Committee for about 20 years in the 1970s and 1980s, and then owned the Blacksmith Shop in Truro and worked at Adams Pharmacy in Provincetown. She taught catechism classes at St. Peter the Apostle Church.
She loved the beach and other simple pleasures, such as walking through town or driving to Herring Cove. She loved her double-scoop strawberry at Lewis Brothers Ice Cream.
Nancy took pride in all she did and had many artistic talents. She will be remembered for the sparkle in her eye and that cheeky smile.
She is survived by her brother, Edward Salvador of Truro and Florida; and her daughters, Lisa Stefani Tulka of South Carolina, Crystal Keyes of Florida, Sherry Stefani Wilkinson of Idaho, and Adrianna and Michelle Stefani, both of Provincetown.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 at St. Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St., Provincetown. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Covid-19 guidelines for gatherings, including face coverings and social distancing, will be followed at the church and cemetery.
The Mass will be live streamed at https://bit.ly/3atYAZF, or go to stpeters-ptown.org and click on “Mass Live Streaming.”
To share a memory or leave an online condolence for the family, visit gatelyfuneralservice.com.