Rae E (Davis) Hanney went to Heaven unexpectedly on August 24th, 2019 at the age of 77 after a brief stay at the Highlands Short Term Rehab Center in Fitchburg, Ma.
She was born in Brockton, Ma. on July 19, 1942 to Alice Geraldine (Morse) and Raymond L Davis. She lived in Leominster most of her life, attending St Leo’s School, May A. Gallagher and Leominster High School as well as furthering her education at Mount Wachusett Community College. Prior to her retirement she managed Route 2 Store It in Leominster, Ma. and PMI, Co. in Devens, Ma.
She leaves her 5 children, Francine Leger, wife of David of Leominster, Ma., Robin Sellars of Fitchburg, Ma., Kelly Bond, wife of Allen of Gardner, Ma. with whom she resided the last several months, Lawrence J. Hanney, Jr., husband of Deborah of Leominster, Ma. and Christine Hanney of Leominster, Ma. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Heather Murphy-Lessard and Janice Willard of Leominster, Ma., Danielle Lessard of Tolland, Ct., Sarina Combs of Chicago, Il., and Sarah, Gabrielle and Nathan Bond, Alec Hanney, Owen and Myles Avallone of Leominster, Ma. as well as 5 great-grandchildren, Lucas and Kendall Willard, Samantha Combs, Eavan Murhpy-Lessard and Sam Montgomery.
She has one living sister, Judith (Davis) Smart of Leominster, Ma. She was predeceased by her brothers Robert and Paul Morse, sisters Beverly and June Morse, Shirley (Morse)McGinnis, Linda (Davis) Kohlstrom and Kathleen (Davis) Gallien. She was also predeceased by her ex-husband and father of her children, Lawrence J Hanney. They were married for almost 40 years and remained in each other’s lives after being divorced.
Her greatest joy in life was being surrounded by her family. Rae was a kindhearted, loving, selfless woman was willing to help anyone in need. She always put others before herself. It was very important to her that her children were raised to be empathetic and to understand and accept diversity and to treat others the way they wanted to be treated.
She spent countless hours at practice fields and games watching her children and grandchildren participate in drum corps and sporting events and never missed a chance to attend.
In her earlier years she had a talent for painting, sewing and crocheting. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was a competitive Scrabble player. She felt at peace being surrounded by her collection of angels and very much enjoyed her animals, jewelry, chocolate, reading and the music of Elvis.
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