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Cary Turner


Growing up in Back Bay, Boston, Cary first came to Nantucket in the summer of 1979 after
her family bought a saltbox in Dionis. She graduated from Emma Willard School,
attended Skidmore College and later returned to Nantucket after graduating from
Chamberlain School of Retailing in Boston. In addition to managing several shops on
Nantucket (including the beloved Best of the Beach,) Cary successfully raised the
capital necessary to become a co-owner of The Westender Restaurant in Madaket, and
subsequently managed the restaurant’s finances and accounting. Cary has also served
as the Financial Secretary for the First Congregational Church.

Cary has been a full-time island resident since 1994 and lives with her husband Jeff, a private corporate pilot and the current chaplain of Union Lodge, and her two island-born teenagers Alden and Jackson. The Turners live in an antique home in Miacomet that they moved from Quaise in 2001 after seeing it up for demolition in the local newspaper. We are
pleased to welcome a seasoned year-round local businesswoman like Cary to our