Nancy Muir Pearce


Nancy Muir Pearce of Old Lyme, Connecticut, Edgartown, and New York died on November 9.

She was born in 1921 in New York City. A lifelong abstract painter and interior designer, she was married to Malcolm Muir Jr. for 46 years, until his death in 1984. Subsequently she married his childhood friend, Richard I. Pearce.

She is survived by her brother, C. Maury Jones of Princeton, N.J., and three children: Katharine Muir of New York, Andrew Muir of Edgartown, and Morgan Muir of Oakland, Calif. Her son Malcolm Muir III predeceased her. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Lida Moore Musso, Sarah Moore Rauch, Nicola Muir Fabens, James Joseph Malcolm Askin, MacDonald Andrew Pellessier Muir, Elizabeth Kelly Pellessier Muir, Eliza Curtis, and eight great grandchildren.

There will be a private burial on Martha’s Vineyard and a memorial service in New York in January.