Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Hale Nadeau, 36, died Monday, January 14, 2013 with her mother at her side in DeLand, FL. She was born on February 21, 1976 in Northamp-ton, Massachusetts to her loving parents Mary Beardall Hoffmann and W. Daniel Hale. Her family eventually moved to DeLand, Florida where Libby grew up and was joined by her siblings: Graham Hale Pierce and William Beardall Hale. A talented swimmer, Libby was, at one time the fastest swimmer for her age group in the nation. She graduated from DeLand High School and received a BA degree in Education from Stetson University. Eventually, Libby worked as a medical office assistant where her heart-warming smile was infectious and much appreciated by her patients. Libby loved the beach and enjoyed decorating. Libby's greatest gifts to her family are three adorable and much loved children: Jordan E. Smith, Collin M. Nadeau, and Kamryn A. Nadeau. She left us too soon. She is survived by her children, her parents Mary Beardall Hoffmann and Dr. W. Daniel Hale; her stepparents Fred Hoffmann and Kim Norman; her sister Graham H. Pierce and her husband Eric and three sons, North Carolina; her brothers, William B. Hale and his wife Katherine, Tennessee, Jason Hoffmann, Brad Hoffmann, and Kurt Hoffmann; grandmother Mary F. Beardall, Winter Park; the father of her children Micheal Nadeau and the rest of the Nadeau family of DeLand, the Beardall & McLeod aunts, uncles and cousins in Orlando including uncle John Beardall who was constantly by her side during her months in the hospital, the Baggett family of Georgia, the Norman family and Dianne Dixon, her godmother of DeLand. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, Friday, January 18 at 7:00 PM. Memorial donations can be made to the Nicaraguan Mission Team of First Presbyterian Church of which Libby was a past member or to the Libby Hale Nadeau Depression Outreach Fund. You are welcome to share your memories with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 17, 2013