Celebrating the Life of Jeanette LaFrance

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Celebrating the life and lasting legacy of our beloved friend and colleague, Jeanette LaFrance, who passed away last week after a battle with cancer.

Jeanette has been with the organization for over 30 years, starting in the kitchen and most recently spending the past 19 years in the Room Service Office. She has made many friends here at SNHH over the years and will surely be missed by all.

Her services will be held this Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd. For more information on her services please click here.

We invite all of those who wish to share a memory, story or tribute, to leave your thoughts on this page to be shared with her family and as a lasting tribute to honor her passion and commitment to Southern New Hampshire Health.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Nutrition Services
    Jeanette has been the rock of the Nutrition Department. We always knew that if there was a question, Jeanette would have the answer. Patients often expressed how helpful she was in guiding them to make appropriate food choices within their prescribed diet. Jeanette had the biggest heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Her presence is already missed by all within the department. Prayers are with her friends and family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  2. Nutrition Services
    Jeanette was the rock of the Nutrition Department. We always knew that if there was a question, Jeanette would have the answer. Her years with the organization have made her knowledge invaluable. Patients often expressed appreciation in how she was able to help them make food choices within their prescribed diets. Jeanette had the biggest heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Prayers are with her friends and family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  3. Nutrition Services
    Jeanette was a wonderful asset to the nutrition department and her loss is greatly felt by everyone who knew and loved her. Her many years at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center showed how truly dedicated and committed she was to the organization. Jeanette was a fighter and she fought hard during her short battle. Her determination to win the cancer battle was inspiring. While she was called to a more peaceful place, her legacy will live on in those who knew and loved her. Sending prayers to her friends and family. Rest in peace Jeanette, and fly high with the angels.

  4. Director, Food & Nutrition Services
    For nearly 40 years, Jeanette has served the greater Nashua community through her employment at SNHMC. As a young women she began her career in Food & Nutrition Services working in the kitchen and eventually progressed into her role as the Nutrition Services Coordinator for our room service dining program. Jeanette was the voice of room service and if you spent any length of time in the hospital it is likely you spoke with Jeanette when ordering food. She cared deeply for the people she served and was as dedicated to her work and family as they come. She had conviction and always sought the best for her patients. She advocated for her coworkers and was never afraid to speak her mind. Jeanette dedicated her career to helping to heal others through food and nutrition spanning 4 decades of service. The imprint on the lives of the patients and colleagues whom she has touched is immeasurable and will remain as part of her lasting legacy here at SNHMC. Although we struggle to understand and mourn her loss today, may we rejoice in her promotion to glory alongside her angels whom have gone before her and hold close the time we spent with her doing the work she loved. May we honor her memory by continuing to serve our patients and care for each other in this same way. Rest in eternal peace, Jeanette. Job well done!!

  5. Rehab-Speech Pathology
    In my job as an SLP I spoke to Jeanette daily to order food for our swallowing disorder patients. She was kind, knowledgeable, and patient. We in Speech Pathology will miss hearing her voice and we will miss her assistance. She was a great asset to the Nutrition Department and she will be missed dearly. Rest In Peace Jeanette.

  6. Pediatrics
    We sometimes care for kiddos whose parents are absent during their hospitalization, leaving the pediatric nurses to guess what to feed them. Toddlers tend to be picky eaters in general, but Jeanette always offered great suggestions to feed these little ones. I’ve appreciated her passion for food service and the patients, and her willingness to send up “other options” when the kids threw their mac and cheese on the floor 🙂 Thank you for the legacy you left through your dedication to this organization, and to our patients, Jeanette!

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