Nancy Lee (Sahler) Ayers, 76, of Marlborough, widow of the late John C. Ayers Jr. died peacefully on Monday Sept. 24th at Middlesex hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1941 in Salisbury, MD, she was the daughter of Harriet J. (Colvin) Sahler and the late Frederick Sahler. Nancy was a long time resident of Marlborough and had worked as a Registered Nurse at Hartford Hospital until her retirement. Besides her mother she is survived by her son John C. Ayers III of South Grafton MA, a daughter Kathy Spencer and husband Richard of Kensington, a sister Judith Trivits of MD, six grandchildren Matthew, Julia Rose, Hannah, Ainsley, Aiden, and Alex, many nieces and nephews and several dear neighbors. She also leaves her closest friend Ketevan Kuprashvili of Marlborough. She was predeceased by her father, her husband John and a brother Frederick “Skipper” Sahler. A Graveside service will be held Saturday Sept. 29th at 10:30AM in Century Cemetery in Marlborough. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ocean Conservancy at www.oceanconservancy.org.