Lucy Hann

1915 – July 11, 2004

TROY, NY – Lucy E. (Vadnais) Hann, of 15 Viewpoint Drive, Troy, NY, died Sunday (7/11/2004), at Samaritain Hospital. She was a longtime summer resident of the Rustic Ridge in Northfield, MA. She was born on August 10, 1915 in Holyoke, MA, and educated in Springfield, MA.

She was a Red Cross nursing volunteer during World War Two and was active in women’s organizations in Springfield during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. She was a former president of the East Springfield Women’s Club. After moving to Troy in 1951, she worked briefly for Welcome Wagon, and for many years as a medical secretary in the offices of Dr. George Riley and Dr’s. Van Auken and Tomlinson on Burdetts Ave. She was a member of the Troy Women’s Club, the Ilium Literary Club, the Siena Opera Club, and the First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh. She loved opera, traveling, a good bridge game, lively political discussions and fashion. Until recent years, she swam daily and enjoyed synchronized swimming and diving. Her biggest love, however, was her family.

On July 17, 1935, she married John H. Hann, Jr. in Keene, NH. He died on January 15, 1991. Survivors include a son, John III and his wife Nancy of Winchester, NH; two daughters, Lillian Hann Young and her husband Richard of Fairfax, VA, and Dr. Lucy Hann Livingston and her husband Philip of New York City; a sister, Dorothy Whittemore of St. James City, Florida; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vadnais of Southwick, MA; eight grandchildren: Susan Mangano, David William, and Daniel Young, John, R., Sarah and Stephen Hann, and Philip Livingston; five great-grandchildren: Daniel and Melissa Mangano, and Eric, Abigail, and Lucy Young; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be private in Northfield, MA. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to The Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield, MA 01360. The family would like to thank the Seton Home Health Care Service, the neighbors on Viewpoint Dr., and her friend, Geneva Pompey for all their care and support which allowed her to live alone and enjoy her cherished westward view of the river, sunsets, and city lights.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, MA 01360.