Nancy C. Philbrook


SHELBURNE, N.H. – Nancy C. Philbrook, 85, of Shelburne, N.H., passed away on Thursday, July 5, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway.

She was born in Bangor, on Nov. 17, 1921, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Helen M. (Day) Philbrook, and has resided in the area all of her life. She was a graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel, and the University of Maine at Orono.

She was a member of the Gorham Congregational Church, UCC, and a 65 year member of the Winthrop Grange in Shelburne. She had been employed as a research chemist for the Brown Co. She was owner of the Philbrook Farm Inn, where she spent many years cooking wonderful things for her guests and neighbors. She was a member of the Shelburne Planning Board, a past president of the Gorham Women’s Club, and member of the Supervisor of the Checklist Committee for 48 years. She was also member of the AOPi Sorority. She dispensed love and compassion with as much care as she baked her cakes and pies. She had offered her home to various groups for meetings and fundraising events. She had a great love for horses, and gave riding lessons.

Members of her family include her sister, Constance (Philbrook) Leger; a niece, Ann Leger; a nephew, Lawrence Philbrook Leger, all of Shelburne, N.H.; and many cousins.