VIDEO: REMEMBERING NANCY GRIFFITH, 1934 — 2013
The woman who was the first person to get relief supplies to Manu’a after Cyclone Ofa has passed away in New York where she was visiting her son and grandson.
World-class sailor Nancy Griffith who aboard her tall ship “Edna” brought much needed food and fuel to Tau, Ofu and Olosega just days after the cyclone swept through the islands in early 1990, was 79 years old.
When she was not sailing Nancy lived most of her adult life on the Big Island of Hawaii where she raised award winning Kona Coffee.
Her family is creating a book of memories, to be shared at Nancy's farewell gathering on November 2, and would be grateful for any stories or remembrances from American Samoa or anywhere in the world. Please email your story by October 18 to Marilyn Azevedo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The farewell for Nancy will be November 2 at 10:00 AM, at the Keoua Canoe Club in Honaunau, Hawaii.
Nancy Griffith is survived by her son, Robert “Teno” Griffith, daughter Fiona Griffith and stepdaughters Melouise Pfeffer, Marilyn Azevedo and Maureen Rohwer.
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