Nancy-Marie Vago, 72, of New Milford, died Feb. 3, 2010, at Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford.

Miss Vago was born May 1, 1937, in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Arthur James and Frances Mary Nemety Vago.

Miss Vago graduated from Laurelton Hall Academy and the University of Connecticut, where she received a bachelor of arts degree and was the first woman in the American Institute of Physics, UConn chapter.

Miss Vago began her graduate studies at UConn, studying philosophy and sociology, before transferring to the University of Bridgeport, where she earned a master of science degree in education.

Miss Vago was a teacher of science and mathematics at New Milford High School for 29 years, retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the first Earth Day Festival on the Village Green in New Milford, which was started by her science chairman, the late Larry Kershnar.

After an early retirement, Miss Vago traveled in Britain, driving alone to the OolaPoole, the northernmost point in Scotland.

In later summers, Miss Vago studied at Oxford University and in France, and traveled extensively while there.

Her interests included traveling, education, her cats, people and art.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776 or to the charity of one's choice.