Date of BirthMarch 03, 1931

Ann Douglas Hoagland Obituary

Date of BirthMarch 03, 1931

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Date of PassingJanuary 19, 2016

Ann Douglas Hoagland Obituary

from Boston, New Hampshire, United States

Date of BirthMarch 03, 1931

Ann Douglas Hoagland Obituary

Date of BirthMarch 03, 1931

476 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 19, 2016

Ann Douglas Hoagland Obituary

from Boston, New Hampshire, United States


CONCORD - Ann Douglas Hoagland, age 85, of East Concord and Alton Bay, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Presidential Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Concord after a period of failing health.She was born on March 3, 1931, in Lowell, Mass., to Walter and Virginia ""Ginny"" (Shelton) Douglas, and was raised as their beloved only child.Ann graduated in 1949 from Lowell High School and went on to attend Garland Junior College in Boston, where she earned a degree in Interior Decorating.On June 25, 1955, Ann married Robert ""Bob"" Hoagland at the Baptist Meeting House in Alton Bay. Together they built a home in Concord, raised two children - Heidi and Jon - and owned Hoagland's Auto Body Shop.They loved to make a fun time for their family and friends and were known to play an elaborate prank now and then. Ann took great joy in the happiness of her loved ones and was tremendously generous. Ann was a talented homemaker, designer, gardener, painter, seamstress and fashion enthusiast. Before marriage, she modeled for Cherry & Webb catalogue. She made beautiful clothes for herself, her children, and her grandchildren. She painted in watercolor and oil and planted a beautiful garden every spring. Her creativity seemed to know no limits.Ann was a long-time member of both the East Concord and Alton Bay garden clubs and had a deep knowledge and appreciation of plants. She owned several rescued dogs and was a true animal lover. Ann was an incredibly vibrant woman who lived her life to the fullest, enjoying simple pleasures: the sun sparkling on Lake Winnipesaukee, chatting with friends and family, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Ann was predeceased by her parents; brother Shelton, who died in childhood; husband Bob; and daughter-in-law Linda (Guimond) Hoagland.Left to honor Ann and remember her love and life are Ann's two children, Heidi (Hoagland) Little and Jon Hoagland; her son-in-law, Jerry Little; her son's partner, Sharon Wells; her grandsons, Josh Hoagland and Jesse Hoagland; her granddaughter, Lindsay (Little) Baker; her grandson-in-law, Steve Baker; Wells' daughter, Jillian Palisi; and her two great-grandsons, Baeritt and August Baker..SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 211 N. Main St, Concord, N.H. A committal service will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 N. State St., Concord.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to charities that were meaningful to Ann: The Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, The , and Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County.Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.Messages of condolence may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com.

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