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What is your nickname?

My family fondly refers to me as “Mary” as in “Mary Poppins”, because I am a perfectionist. When I have a job to do, I take pride in doing it to the best of my ability. I go the extra mile, and don’t give up..and I expect that of others.

What is your best quality or greatest strength?

Caring, honesty, and integrity. I truly care about people. I treat people in and out of the office the way I would want to be treated myself, with honesty and integrity! Only by treating people this way are you rewarded with the same, and make friends for years to come.

Who is your favorite hero of real life?

Jackie Kennedy Onasis! She was a woman of great beauty, style and intelligence. She lived her life with grace even at times of extreme adversity.

Who is your favorite music group?

It is hard to choose just one. I have a great appreciation for music, which probably stems from my many years of playing the flute. I played a variety of music, from classical sonatas in my private music lessons to pop/rock in a high school garage band (the highlight of which was playing in my high school talent show). I enjoyed playing in the orchestra of our school plays like “Hello Dolly” and “The Sound of Music” and playing in ensembles at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. I still play on occasion, although I am a little rusty. I really enjoy listening to my son’s band (he plays the electric guitar) as they progress. I like to critique them as they rock in my basement.

What talent would you most like to have?

I wish I could really sing. I like to pretend I can, and start many days singing to my children to wake them up, which drives them crazy! Now if I just had the talent to match the will!

What are your hobbies and interests?

I have been skiing for years. It is one activity my family and I enjoy doing together! I enjoy reading a good book, and belong to a book club with some friends. I have been playing bridge for a few years, and feel like there is still so much to learn! And although I have been attempting to grow orchids for years, I just recently joined the Connecticut Orchid Society to learn from the masters.



“My husband and I met Nancy at an open house in Cheshire. We immediately felt comfortable with her and signed on with her as our agent.

Ten months later due to Nancy’s patience and expertise we are in the home we are happy with even with such a difficult real estate market. Nancy’s expertise saved us from many possible disasters, and when we were too anxious to think clearly she would lead us back on the path to reason.

Nancy is a beautiful person in and out, and we are so thankful to have met her, she is honest, very knowledgeable, and puts making her clients happy a priority. Nancy made this experience a great one, and we highly recommend her to anyone in need of someone who has so many great qualities that make her such a great agent. Frank C. and Victoria P.

“We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the competence and integrity of Nancy Lydell of Calcagni Real Estate…”


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