Nina Jordan Obituary – Foster’s Daily Democrat

Nina Jordan, 83, Exeter, New Hampshire

Born Rosina Michela Capra on 10/15/1938

Daughter of Peter Capra, of Felizzano Italy, graduate of Yale 1926, executive director of the Boys Club of New York; and Rose Pepe Capra of Waterbury, CT, graduate of St Elizabeth College, NJ, social worker in New Haven, CT.

Grew up in New Rochelle. NY during WWII, where she collected for Community Chest and Red Cross and graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart (HS), Manhattan, class of 1956.

Married Bart Jordan in 1958, divorced in 1977.

Attended Wheaton College, Norton Mass and graduated from City College, Queens, NY in Elementary Education, 1968. Moved with family to Durham, NH in 1969 and taught 1st and 2nd grade for Oyster School District River for 30 years. She earned a Masters in Counseling from UNH in 1983, furthering her effectiveness as a lawyer and mediator while serving as Legal Remedies Chair for the NAACP of Portsmouth NH.

Ms Jordan was a reader at St Thomas More Church. His affiliation with the Buddhist faith began at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket NH and then continued as a disciple of the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh in Escondido, CA. She also attended Quaker meetings.

She lived in Lee NH for 50 years until 2019 when she moved to Riverwoods in Exeter where she continued her advocacy through Exeter’s Inclusion Committee and Race Unity team. Loved travel and nature, especially swimming and kayaking.

She is survived by her son Conrad Jordan, an attorney practicing in the New York metropolitan area and living in East Hampton, NY with his wife Dianne LeVerrier and loving grandchildren Ayla and Cali.; and by his daughter Michela Jordan Katz, a social worker in San Diego, CA until her recent return to Lee, NH. She is also survived by her brother Peter Capra, his wife Kathleen and their children.

Her children are still deciding when and where to hold a celebration of service/life.

Mrs. Jordan will be fondly remembered for graciously pursuing justice, tolerance, enlightenment, conservation and service.

The Cremation Society of New Hampshire was in charge of the arrangements. To view a tribute online, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, please visit

Posted July 21, 2022

Published in Portsmouth Herald/Foster’s Daily Democrat/Seacoast Sunday, Portsmouth Herald/Foster’s Daily Democrat/Seacoast Sunday

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