NANCY BURRIDGE HOFFMANN\nDied from heart failure January 27, 2021 on Spring Island, SC.\nNancy was born in Angleton, TX to Fred and Mabel Burridge, the third of four sisters. She lived there until she headed "North" to college at Southern Methodist University. She was the social chair and president of the Delta Zeta sorority. Her catchphrase while at SMU was to never miss a party. Even if there was a test in the morning, she didn't believe one should waste their time studying, just in case you died in your sleep. She was also the card section designer for the SMU football games.\nAfter SMU, Nancy headed off to Paris to study art under a number of private tutors. That year helped develop her love of travel. When she was young, her father always said, "One can give Nancy a Sears catalogue and a road map and she thinks she has been somewhere and bought something". She traveled the world several times over during her life, loving her trips to India, Hong Kong, Africa and, especially, Paris.\nNancy moved to New York City in 1964 where she met her husband, John. There were married at Saint Thomas Church in 1968 and had 52 wonderful years of marriage. Nancy worked in sales for Monsanto. She co-founded Dollhouse Antics in the late 70s, a miniature store in Carnegie Hill on the Upper East Side. She built dollhouses in her dining room, made much of the furniture and needlepointed rugs on micro-canvases, many of which were copies of Stark and other famous brands.\nNancy was an amazing cook, having studied at the Cordon Bleu while in Paris and perfecting her skills by hosting hundreds of dinner parties. Nancy was also a skilled botanical watercolorist, studying for many years under the discerning eye of Anne-Marie Evans of London. She loved her garden, flower arranging and decorating. She also was an avid bridge player. \nNancy made the most of her time in New York City, Bridgehampton, NY and on Spring Island, SC. She had friends everywhere. She was a member of the Colony Club in New York, The Bridgehampton Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Spring Island Club, The Garden Club of East Hampton and the Women of Saint Thomas Church in New York City.\nNancy is survived by her husband John, her daughter Catharine (Osborne), son-in-law Alan, her grandchildren, William, Grace and Henry; sister Shirley Asel and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Flynn and Mildred Rentler. She will be missed by all. \nIn lieu of flowers, please consider donating in the Memory of Nancy Hoffmann to one of the following organizations:\n \nCarnegie Hill Neighbors\n1326 Madison Avenue, Garden Level\nNew York, NY 10128\nwww.carnegiehillneighbors.org\n \nLow Country Institute\n40 Mobley Oaks Lane\nOkatie, SC 29909\nwww.lowcountryinstitute.org\n \nPeconic Land Trust\n296 Hampton Road\nSouthampton, NY 11968\nwww.peconiclandtrust.org\n\n\n\nPlease check back to this site for an update on a memorial service in the summer of 2021.