heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Brandy Clemons, 41, at her
home on Crescent Lake in Acworth, NH on after a long illness.
born on November 4, 1975 in New Haven, CT to Ward Harding Clemons, Jr. and Brenda
(Baronas) Clemons. Brandy grew up in
Whately, MA attending Whately, Frontier Regional and Franklin County Technical Schools. Brandy lived life to the fullest every day,
never complaining, always cheerful and loving to everyone. She also spent most summer days at her
grandparents Benny and Dotty Baronas’ White Birch Campgrounds in Whately from
the time she was a toddler. She won the
hearts of many campers. She was active
in Boy Scouts Crew 1 for special needs in Western MA enjoying monthly camping
trips, Chesterfield Scout Reservation and travelling to special needs camporees
all over New England. She moved to New
Hampshire in 2004 with her Aunt Diane and became active in the Special Olympics
Cool Cats of Claremont, NH winning numerous medals in bowling, basketball,
swimming, snowshoeing, and bocce ball.
She is also a very active member of King’s Table, a faith based
organization sponsored by Life Fellowship Church of Charlestown, NH for special
need adults led by pastors Mike and Carol Gibson. She loved to travel anytime, anywhere with
her Aunt Diane crisscrossing the country three times. The highlight of her trip with her mother and
aunt to Universal Orlando and Disney World in May was visiting the Wizarding
World of Harry Potter, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. She also met Scooby Doo in “person” and
received lots of hugs. Special thanks to
the Tim Tebow Foundation and the Life Fellowship Church for sponsoring a “Night
to Shine” prom for special needs adults.
It was an opportunity for Brandy and many others to experience their
first prom with “red carpet” treatment including gowns, tuxes, flowers, limo
rides, banquet, band, and photos. Brandy
was a Pink Hatter of the Sugar River Chicks Red Hats in Newport, NH. Brandy loved all animals and volunteered at
the Lucy McKensie Humane Society as a “cat whisperer” to help acclimate cats to
survived by her mother, Brenda (Baronas) Clemons, her twin brothers, Jason H.
Clemons and his wife Sara, their children Jason, Emily and Wyatt, and Joshua H.
Clemons and his wife Alicia, their children Abigail and Ethan all of Whately,
MA. Maternal grandmother Dotty Baronas
of Amherst, MA, her aunt Diane Clemons of Acworth, NH, her aunt Mary Baronas of
Amherst, MA, her uncle Ray and Lori Baronas of South Deerfield, MA, her great
aunt Felicia Baronas and very special friend/companion Tom Lathrop of
Claremont, NH. She also leaves extended
family Raye Adams of Unity, NH; Bill Gagnon of Chicopee, MA; John Sansone of Auburn,ME;
Frank Evans of Florence, MA and special “sisters” Christina Parrish and Bekah
Mazzola of Claremont, NH.
predeceased by her father Ward H Clemons, Jr, paternal grandparents Ward and
Luella Clemons, maternal grandfather Benny Baronas, special grandparents
Charlie and Clara Turner.
family would like to thank Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical, Dr. Kathryn Hourdequin
and Elizabeth McGrath DNP; Lake Sunapee Region Hospice; Special Olympics Cool Cats;
King’s Table and Life Fellowship Church; Tim Tebow Foundation; Pathways; Scoutmaster
Frank Evans BSA Troop11/Crew 1 and the many, many friends who gave her so much
love and made her life wonderful.
Funeral Home of South Deerfield, MA
In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to Troop 11/Crew 1 BSA, c/o Frank Evans, 120
Maplewood Ave, Florence, MA 01062 or Claremont Cool Cats c/o Beth Lemieux, 519
Jarvis Rd, Claremont 03743.
services will be held on Feb.25th at 11:30AM. with calling hours
from 10-12noon at Stringer’s Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, New