Foundation Honorees

Rebecca Marcantel
1945-2012

Dr. David Marcantel’s beloved mother, Rebecca Marcantel.

Rebecca Bragg Marcantel was married nearly 50 years and was a mother of 6. She was a gifted interior designer & artist. She loved art, music, and her home. All who knew her were drawn to her energy and wisdom. Her Catholic faith, husband Dulvas, 6 children, and 17 grandchildren were her true loves in life!

“God has given us eternal life, and this is in His son.”  John 5:11

Bridget Mahoney Jenkins
1966-2014

Bridget Marley (Mahoney) Jenkins is a Superhero 5K Honoree. Bridget was a 48-year-old wife and mother of two, an active community participant, and a beloved friend to many. She died peacefully on December 30, 2014, at her home in North Hampton, N.H., surrounded by her loving family after a 15-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Bridget was born on January 20, 1966, in Cambridge, N.Y. She grew up in Hooksett, N.H., and attended Hooksett Public Schools. She entered St. Paul’s School as a freshman in the fall of 1980. She excelled as an athlete, captaining the field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Bridget went on to Dartmouth College, where she captained the women’s lacrosse team, earning MVP honors as a senior.

“Bridgey was always thinking about other people, picking out cards throughout the year or shopping for them when something reminded her of them,” said John Jenkins. “She was very thoughtful and loved and cared for everyone.”

Michelle Owens
1972-2016

Michelle Owens, the beloved sister to our very own Julie Owens VanDyke, is one of our race honorees. Michelle was a beautiful, kind, loving woman, with the ever-infectious SMILE.

Michelle may have lost her battle with cancer, but her spirit is still very much alive within those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Make the world a better place by showing YOUR “Smiles for Michelle”.

Meet “Jedi Noah” Larkin
2003-2012

Born to this Earth, Sept 19, 2003 • Born to Eternal Life, May 29, 2012

From the day he was born, Noah was described as a light. An old soul, he was always “smiley” and always kind. He was a thinker. Noah was invited to all of the boy’s birthday parties as well as the girl’s. Everyone who crossed his path knew that he was special and different. He led by example, even at his young age.

Andrew Rypien
1995-1998

Andrew Rypien should have turned 24 this year and been playing with his nephew Mekhi, and hanging out on the lake with his sister Angela, and cheering for his niece Malayah at her volleyball game! He should have been able to attend his sister Amber’s wedding last February. Sadly, he was robbed of his life and they were robbed of having their brother & uncle here with them.

Andrew died of pediatric brain cancer at age 3 in 1998. He is survived by his mother Annette, father Mark, sisters Amber & Angela, and many other friends and family members that miss him every day!

TJ Reilly
2003-2016

Meet TJ REILLY…..
TJ was 10 years old when he was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a rare & untreatable form of brain cancer. Despite this diagnosis, he lived life to the fullest.

So many community members reached out to help TJ’s family create fun, happy memories, and this truly kept the family going.

It is in TJ’s memory & honor that The Over the Moon Foundation reaches out to help other warrior families during these painful times. The “Over The Moon” Foundation was created after TJ’s favorite saying of “I LOVE you to the moon and back!” He said this as long as his mother Krissy can remember.

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