Thursday, February 10, 2005

Hannah E. Foote - R.I.P. 

The lovely Mrs. Prince has been in New Hampshire this week due to the untimely death of her niece, Hannah. The funeral is today. The obituary below is from the Concord Monitor.

God speed Hannah. She will be missed by many.

Hannah E. Foote - Was a dedicated therapist and new mother

OW -- Hannah Elizabeth Foote, 33, a resident of Bow, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a short battle with breast cancer.

Hannah was born in Concord Hospital, May 3, 1971, the daughter of Morris C. Foote Jr. and the late Anne Louise (Lindemann) Foote of Bow.

Hannah graduated from Bow Memorial in 1985, followed by Concord High School in 1989. She received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy (OT) from the University of New Hampshire in 1995.

Hannah was an independent, strong, intelligent and generous person in all areas of her life. Once finished with school, she decided to leave the Bow area to visit her brother, Anthony, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and begin her OT internship in Pueblo.

After completing her internship, she found her first therapy position working for Nova Care. Following her dream to work in outpatient care, she found an opening at Memorial Hospital in CSC.

During her eight years in the Colorado Springs area working as an OT and enjoying the picturesque Colorado countryside, she fostered many treasured friendships. She loved Colorado and all of its outdoor activities. There isn't a photo album from the Red Rock State that doesn't have a picture of her with family and/or friends on skiing trips, camping trips, mountain bike rides, horseback riding, white-water rafting and/or rock climbing.

Hannah had an unwavering passion for life, a lesson learned early from the loss of her mom. She lived every moment to the fullest.

While in Colorado, she purchased her first home, a major feat for a single woman from New England. Once she settled into her new home, she began taking trips to visit friends and experience the world. Some of the places she visited included the surf and sandy beaches of Hawaii, the Alaskan frozen tundra, the rolling hills of the South Korean peninsula and the historic sites of Europe.

After she quenched her thirst to see the world, she decided it was time to move back home. In 2002 she loaded up the bright yellow, 36-foot Hertz box truck with her entire house and her "big headed" wolf, Nama, and made the move home. Within a month of arriving she landed a dream position working as an OTR specializing in hand therapy at Derry Sports and Rehab in Derry. While living in a close family friend's second home, she began planning for her own personal "dream home."

Anyone who knew Hannah realized how intent she was on making this the perfect home. From planning for fengshui to choosing the proper flooring and kitchen appliances to how to best utilize the kitchen space to what color to paint the walls and trim to bathroom fixtures, she planned everything down to the final detail. With many long hours and many lengthy discussions with her contractor, she finished her dream home just prior to Thanksgiving of last year. To her pleasure, she was able to host the Thanksgiving dinner at her home, with everyone from her family present.

An especially precious moment happened on this Thanksgiving: Her boyfriend of three years proposed to her. A complete and wonderful surprise to both families! At Christmas, she beamed with pride and joy as she again welcomed everyone into her new home. The final miracle in Hannah's life that touched everyone was the birth of her child, a miracle that even the hospital could not explain. Emma Anne, a one-pound, 10 ounce, 12-inch long beautiful baby girl.

Although the Lord has taken her from us early, she lived a full and wonderful life, never wasting a moment.

Hannah is survived by her father, Morris; her brothers, Anthony and Jeffery; her fiancée, Christopher Normandeau; her daughter, Emma; her stepson, Benjamin; and cousins, aunts, uncles and too many close friends to attempt to mention.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susan B. Coleman Breast Cancer Foundation; or to Bow Mills Bank and Trust, c/o the Emma Anne Normandeau education fund.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Jon Wesley Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord.


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