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NASHUA, N.H. — Betty (May) Marley Nacht, 83, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of East Northport, N.Y. and Townsend died Saturday, April 30, at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Nacht was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, April 5, 1928, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Jackson) May.

Mrs. Nacht was the loving mother of a son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Laura Marley of Littleton, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Kerry and Jim Aho of Raynham, and Katie and Jonathan Wienslaw of Hollis, N.H.; grandmother of Kevin Forrest, Amy Aho Porter, Tara Forrest, Jimmy Aho, Suzanne Aho Yungvirt and Betsy Wienslaw; and great-grandmother of Zachary Porter, Madyson Aho, Nolan Forrest, Jackson Porter, Kate Forrest and Lucy Aho.

She was the mother of the late Linda Marley Forrest of Townsend, who died in April, 2007, and the wife of the late Irving Nacht and Bob Marley.

Mrs. Nacht was the president of Johnson Creative Arts (formerly Elsa Williams, Inc.) of Townsend. Upon retirement, she followed her passion for music, becoming director of volunteers at Indian Hill Music.

Mrs. Nacht was an active member of her community. She was founding member of the Friends of the Townsend Public Library and the Townsend Democratic Committee. In addition, she held the position of president of St. John’s Church Ladies Sodality and of the National Needlework Association.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7, in Camilla Blackman Hall at Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty Marley Nacht Concert Fund, c/o Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., PO Box 1484, Littleton, MA 01460.

The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Townsend Center. assisted with arrangements.