Deborah H. (Healy) Hauser, 60, of Gilmanton passed away peacefully Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Pleasant View Center in Concord after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Born in Concord July 19, 1952, Debi was the daughter of John J. and Jean (Potter) Healy. She lived in the Concord area most of her life, graduating from Concord High School in 1970.
After school, Debi worked for a variety of employers, including the NH Department of Transportation and Hills' Sporting Goods. Debi was most recently employed by Brine's ESC Team Sales (previously Everett Team Sports) in Concord, where her love of sports and outgoing personality were valuable assets.
She was baptized and raised in the Catholic church, later becoming a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord.
Debi had wonderful memories of her childhood days, spending time with her maternal grandparents on the campus of St. Paul's School.
She was "daddy's little girl" and adored her father, "Tarzan" Healy. Debi grew up on the courts of Bow Brook Tennis Club and she and her father played in many father-daughter tennis tournaments. She was a championship-caliber player for the Concord High School tennis team.
Her sense of humor and amazing gift for making people feel welcome brought her many friends. This was never more evident than at the recent tribute night for Debi sponsored by the Red Blazer Restaurant and Pub. Hundreds of well-wishers attended to show their support and love for Debi.
She was always happy and content when she was able to work on her tan at the beach. But, her greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted and extremely loving mother, and she had a very special relationship as "Bunne" with her granddaughter. She delighted in remembering Jay's time at New Hampton School and diminutive Lindsey's toughness on the soccer field. Although Debi's illness prevented her from attending Camryn's "graduation" from pre-school, she proudly displayed the cap & gown photo and dreamed of the great things to come in her granddaughter's life.
Debi is survived by her son Justin (Jay) A. Hauser of Henniker; her daughter Lindsey E. Hauser and her granddaughter Camryn R. Paiement, both of Gilmanton.
Calling hours will be held Friday, January 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a funeral service to immediately follow, at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Debi's name to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH or the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.