Harriette Dolores Nash, of Montclair, died surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. She was 76.

Mrs. Nash was born in New York in 1944 to Oscar Lurie Scott and Lucille (Hines) Scott, the youngest of four children. 

In September 1967 she married Arnold W. Nash Jr., and they had two sons, Arnold W. Nash III and Marlin L. Nash. 

Mrs. Nash was an avid gardener, an animal lover, a wonderful cook (fish cakes and souse were two of her specialties), an activist and passionate advocate, a selfless volunteer who went out of her way to help those less fortunate and a fashion icon.

She really loved a good garage sale. Her big personality filled the room, and she fiercely loved her family, friends and neighbors. She will be best remembered for her ability to always speak her mind and to let you know exactly what she thought.

Mrs. Nash is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arnold W. Nash Jr.; her two sons, Arnold W. Nash III and Marlin L. Nash; her daughter-in-law, Nicole Nash; her three grandsons, Christian J. Nash, Marcel A. Nash and Arnold W. Nash IV; sister, Charlene Wilson; brother, Oscar Scott; best friend, Shirley Freeman, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sisters, Sonia Waithe and Aurelia McClean, and brother, Walter Scott.

The family is planning a celebration of Mrs. Nash’s life this summer, when they hope COVID restrictions will be lifted enough for a gathering.

Arrangements were by Martin’s Home for Service.