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Honoring Meme’s Memory at Walk for Hospice

I was close to my grandmother, Muriel “Mernie” Boutchie. My brothers, cousins, and I called her Meme.  I was the oldest of seven grandchildren, and she was just 40 years old when I was born. Her life centered on family,

Bishop Fenwick High School Knitting Club Seeks to Heal Hearts of Hospice Patients, Families

I learned to knit in the eighth grade when volunteering at the Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur Retirement Center in Ipswich. I was working toward my Girl Scout Silver Award and a Sister taught me how to create “prayer

Happily Ever After: Even Death Couldn’t End This Love Story

Gene and Helen Galipeau may have lived the consummate love story of their generation.   Both born in 1924, they met and fell in love during World War II. That love grew during nearly 72 years of marriage and culminated

Ipswich Coach Woodworth’s Legacy Lives On

Editor’s Note: Doug Woodworth lived his life in the service of others. A beloved teacher, coach and mentor, he passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on December 13, 2015. Doug’s wife, Maureen, recalls Doug’s vibrant life and the

Helping Hospice Patients by Honoring Papa

Mom’s Spirit Lives in Hospice Auction Sculptures

My mother, Beverly Seamans, was a passionate artist who lived life to the fullest. She was fully committed to whatever she did, whether it was sculpting, staying in shape, or supporting a cause.   Tradition of Giving to Hospice  

A Daughter Honoring Her Mother’s Life Work

“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go,

The Kaplan House: A Place of Solitude and Peace

  By: Susan Hughes from Marblehead   My husband of 31 years, Jay, passed away in August 2014 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after battling pancreatic cancer for two years. The last few weeks prior were spent in the

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