IN MEMORIAM: Nancy Dow Aniston

by Jane Ahrens

Nancy Dow Aniston died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in California after a long illness at the age of 79.  She leaves two children, son John Melick and daughter-in-law Shannon; and daughter Jennifer Aniston and son-in-law, Justin Theroux.  She is survived by three sisters Jean, Linda and Sally.


Nancy was the third daughter of the late Louise (Grieco) and Gordon Dow. For several years Nancy and her sisters, twins Jean and Joan, Linda and Sally attended school on Fishers Island while staying with her grandparents, Louis and Mae Grieco.  At that time Mr. Grieco was a barber on Fishers Island.  Nancy’s sister, Sally, graduated from Fishers Island School in the class of 1961.

Many remember Nancy as a dancer, singer and performer in school plays and church events while attending school here.  She was great fun and a great friend to many Fishers Island classmates.  She continued to be an actress in California performing in some movies and television roles.

She was predeceased by her parents, grandparents and sisters Joan and Martha.

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