NORMA JEANETTE HUCKINS

Norma Jeanette Huckins

February 24, 1928 – September 8, 2017

Norma Jeanette Huckins, lover of time spent with family and friends, returned home to her Lord on September 8, 2017.

Jeanette was born on February 24, 1928 to Montford and Norma Condon in Litchfield, Maine. She grew up on multiple homesteads between Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire as her father traveled for employment.Norma Huckins (002) 2nd pic

She married the love of her life, Edwin, in 1951 and went on to enjoy 65 years of marriage. Over the years, their family grew to five with the additions of Stanley, Judy, and Joe. As time passed, grandchildren arrived to include Becky, Mandy, Jessica, Josh, Joe Jr, and Nick.

The cornerstone of Jeanette’s life was her faith. She and the family worshipped at the New Hampton Community Church for over 60 years. She was a member of the New Hampton Grange as well as a 4-H leader teaching young people to cook. Many summers she also worked as a pastry cook at the Inn on Newfound Lake. Additionally, she prepared meals for children at the New Hampton Community School for several years.

While Jeanette wore many hats over the years, the one that seemed to fit most perfectly was the one of being a mom.  She and Ed welcomed many children into their hearts and home on the farm. Some would stay for a short while and others became integral parts of the family into adulthood.  Marsha, Paul, Rick, and Doreen now have families of their own to include Ben, Jeremy, Schuyler, Alastair, Laura, Erica, and Travis.

In addition to her brother Dave and her sister Virginia, Jeanette was predeceased by her sons Stanley and Joe.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Visiting Nurses Association/ Hospice House.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5 to 8pm at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Avenue, Ashland.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the New Hampton Community Church, Main Street, New Hampton. Burial to follow in the New Hampton Village Cemetery. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com.