Anne Virginia Brackett Hussey
GREENLAND - Anne Virginia Brackett Hussey, 81, of Greenland took her final passage from this world Tuesday, December 18, 2012. She died peacefully surrounded by family members. She was born October 31, 1931, to Emma (Gilmore) and Eugene A. Brackett, of New Castle. They later moved to Exeter where she spent summers working as a camp counselor at Camp Lincoln and later graduated from Robinson Seminary. In 1952, Anne Graduated from N.H. Nursing School in Concord, whereas she pursued a career as a nurse at Portsmouth Hospital and later at Portsmouth Middle School.
In 1953, Anne married Robert M. Hussey and together moved to Greenland to start a business and raise their family.
Anne also received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from UNH and earned her Master's Degree from USM in Gorham, Maine. In leisure, she camped summers by the New Hampshire lakes, or otherwise traveled with friends, notably Suzanne Reynolds of York, Maine. When not out in the world, she took the world in, opening her home to exchange students from around the globe.
Anne Hussey was strong-willed, intelligent and never had issue speaking her mind, as she believed minds are conquered not by force, but by one's ability to convey greatness. She was a trove of morals and traditions, arts and histories, and loved to share this wealth of information with whomever she spoke (and however willing they may have been to listen). She was as much the force of storm as she was the sunlight cutting through, and her nature, as much as her wisdom, carries on in her family, in her friends, and in anyone who shared a long conversation and homemade doughnut.
As mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she raised a proud family. She lives on through her children - Robert and wife Charlotte, Eileen and husband Robert, Stephen, David, Christopher and wife Tracey, and Sharon and husband William; and her 13 grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren. Her memory persists among those she drew into her community, those to whom she served as second mother, particularly Carlos Aniento of Zaragoza, Spain, often referred to as her seventh child.
For now, she travels into the embrace of those who died before her, her parents, her husband Bob, her sisters Helena Brackett Kells and Margaret Brackett Collins, her great-granddaughter Hazel Durgin, and others she would name in passing. It is a journey she knew one day she would take, and she did her best to prepare.
Per her request, there will be no funeral services, but rather a happier celebration of her life, for family and friends to be held this Saturday, January 5 at Bramber Valley Golf Course Restaurant of Greenland, N.H. from 1 to 5 p.m.
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