AMerican Veteran 11

Nanette Marie (DesRosiers) Vickery

January 4, 1947 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 74)


Nanette Marie DesRosiers Vickery the woman with a contagious smile. An ambassador of good 
will, giving back to the community and charitable causes. She was the very proud President of 
the Middleboro Emblem Club #98. A patriotic soul who adored the red, white, and blue, along 
with veteran needs and support along with placing flags at the cemetery in their honor. The 
patriarch of her family. Nanette loved hats that made a statement, the bigger the better. She 
loved to cook, well known for her American chop suey, as well as enjoyed her occasional fish 
bowl. She would eagerly partake in parades with floats, and boy, she knew how to work a 
microphone. She equally enjoyed Christmas and making festive centerpieces. She loved her red 
convertible, even in the winter with the heat on and gloves adorned.  

Nanette was the adored mother of Audra Katherine Chapman (husband Michael E. Chapman). 
Beloved Mimi to Alexandra (Allie) Katherine Peterson. She was the oldest sister to Catherine 
(Nanny) H. DesRosiers, Damon J. DesRosiers, Alfred “Dewey” DesRosiers, Kevin A. DesRosiers 
and the late Brett M. DesRosiers. Daughter to the late Alfred V. DesRosiers and Catherine 
(Kitty) Allen DesRosiers. Nanette leaves behind her significant other, John O’Leary. Her late 
long-term partner (a stepfather to Audra), Edward (Teddy) Crossman. We must mention her 
long-term  four legged companion, Theodore, her dog who will join her, as well; she leaves 
behind her bird, Ichabod.  She leaves a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and a 
host of close friends who will miss her dearly. 

The family will honor Nanette’s life in a private service and then will have a Celebration of Life 
at the Middleboro Elks Club, 24 High Street Middleboro, MA off I-495 Exit 4 at Noon, Friday, 
September 24, 2021. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to continue Nanette’s passion of 
giving back to the Middleboro Lodge of Elks #1274, 24 High Street, Middleboro, MA 02346, or 
to your local food pantry (Middleboro Food Pantries are: Sacred Heart Outreach Pantry 
or Please have the 
charity send acknowledgement to Audra Chapman, 9 Tower View Road, Middleboro, MA 02346.








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Celebration of Life
September 24, 2021

12:00 PM
Middleboro Lodge of Elks
24 High Street
Middleboro, MA 02346

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