Nancy Altrui

Nancy Altrui, one of the founding members of the Connecticut Valley Driving Club, passed away on Wed, Jan 25, 2012, at the age of 83. Nancy was, by all accounts, a real character. Stories abound of her exploits, and of course, many of those are horse-related. Nancy and her Morgan, Bay State Heather, were frequent participants at Mary Jean Vasiloff’s annual Morgan Versatility Event, where the pair would road-trot at speed around the rail. She also adored her American Saddlebred, Danny, who she rode into the hills when she could. She kept our hearts in our throats when she wheeled her truck and trailer into position, waving off any offers of assistance. She was passionate about the CT Horse Show Association, and about the variety of ways we can enjoy our equine friends, including saddle-seat riding, therapeutic programs, competitive trail, and, of course, driving.Nancy had many friends in our club and we are sorry to lose her “GO – DO!” spirit.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 9:00 am at St. Mary Church in Branford (Cedar Rd exit off I-95). Burial of her urn will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Cards of condolence may be sent to Nancy’s son and his family at: Christopher Altrui, 22 Swift St., Branford, CT 06405.

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