Clare Harwood Nunes, retired teacher of English at Concord Academy, died Jan. 10, 2019, of acute pneumonia. She was 84.
She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Latin and English. She moved to New York City, worked for Oxford University Press, met Geoffrey Nunes ’52, and married him in 1958.
In 1966 the couple moved to Princeton. She stayed at home and raised their three children until 1971, when she entered the doctoral program in English at the Princeton Graduate School. After she earned a master’s degree in 1976, the family relocated to Lincoln, Mass., and she commuted to Princeton, earning a Ph.D. in 1979.
Harwood Nunes then taught freshman composition for two years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 1981 she found her “true calling” as an English teacher at Concord Academy for the next 15 years, which she considered some of the happiest of her life. In 1988 she was the first faculty member selected by the senior class as the graduation speaker. After retiring in 1996, she volunteered as a tutor of high school students.
Harwood Nunes was predeceased by her husband, Geoffrey. She is survived by three children (including Jake ’83 and Maggie Nunes Rogers ’85); and seven grandchildren.
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