In Memory

Genevieve Ames

Genevieve Ames

"Genevieve Q. "Geney" Ames, 57, of Washington Pond Road, Marlow, NH, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at her home, following a courageous fight against cancer. She was born in New York City, New York, October 25, 1948, the daughter of Oscar Q. and Martha M. (Brauer) Ames. She was a 1966 graduate of Roosevelt (NY) High School and in 1968, she received an Associate Degree in Horticulture from Alfred State College in upstate New York. After college, she traveled throughout the United States and lived in Nebraska, Colorado, in Wyoming, where she worked on a dude ranch, and in Connecticut where she worked at White Flower Farm. Above all, Geney loved the outdoors, gardening, metal detecting, hiking, camping and kayaking. After spending many happy summer vacations in Marlow during her yourth, she moved there permanently 30, years ago. She helped build her own house which her cousin Eileen calls "beautiful, original, and totally unexpected." Her cousin Nancy says "it was magical, everyone became a flower child when they walked through the door". Mrs. Ames was a talented horticulturist, maintaining the gardens at the Colony Mill Market Place in Keene, NH, for many years. A gifted artist, her colorful paintings reflect her lifelong connection with nature. Two places were dear to her heart, her camp overlooking Ashuelot Pond, and Harbour Island in the Bahamas where she spent a few weeks every winter for over 20 years and where she developed a special bond with the people, the music and the sea. Geney was a devoted daughter who took care of her ailing parents. She made lifelong friends, who reminisce about her gentle stillness, her comfort with silence, her open heart, as well as her independence and strong convictions. She is survived by a sister, Martha J. Cusati of Bradenton, Florida, a brother, Oscar Q. Ames, Jr., of East Hampton, Long Island, New York, 2 cousins; Eileen Conrad of Santa Barbara, CA and Nancy Beaver of Jacksonville, FL, and an aunt, Betty Eppler of Jacksonville, FL. Her 2 beloved cats, Bebe and Scott Boy, were with her until the end. A celebration of Geney`s life will be held Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 2:00 PM in the Odd Fellows Lodge in Marlow, NH. Friends are welcome. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Ames` memory to Home Health Care, Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431-0564., or to the Marlow Historical Society for the Liberty Elm Project, c/o Candice Wiggum, 158 NH Route 123, Marlow, NH 03465. The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH is in charge of the arrangements. "

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05/14/15 07:06 PM #1    

Lisa Capraro (Landi)

Norman, thank you for posting this information about Genny Ames. We were friends since PS 28.  We had so much fun as children, at each others houses, with Mary Peruso, Linda Capasso, Lydia Agnello, Nancy Able, Sue Posmentier, Nadine & Lisa Saragusa Ginger Govoni & our other friends after school.  We were "The Dixie Cups" !  Those were simple times...Moms didn't work, in most cases didn't drive either, except for our wonderful Girl Scout leader, Mrs Able...who drove us to our GS cabin for meetings. I am so sad to learn of Gennys passing ... She was a sweet, soft spoken girl, who laughed at all our antics. We lost contact after HS, as we all went our separate ways. Now with our upcoming reunion & Facebook, we are all reconnecting again, & reaching out, maybe for our youth again. In doing so, we realize how many friends we have lost along the way. Today I also learned of another childhood friend who passed away, besides Ginger & Genny...Kenny Bringer. I posted a few old class photos from school 28 a while ago, & realize that our class of '66 is getting smaller...I've been reminiscing a good part of the day, about the friends we will not see again, but looking forward to seeing those who well friends...& take care...hope to see you in 2016 . With love,  Elissa ( Lisa, Lissi, Lis...even those who called me Cricket !)

05/16/15 09:09 AM #2    

Larry Barnett

I had such a crush on Genevieve in High School but never really spoke to her because I was too shy to say anything at school.  I used to go by her house on Chipewa Rd on occasion to see if she was outside, but never did see her.

For several years, I had tried to locate her because she wasn't registered on Classmates or here, but could not.  Thanks to Norman for picking up the trail and finally coming up with the answer.  Not the result many of us would have wanted, but at least we got to find out about her since school.

Rest in peace.

07/26/15 11:11 AM #3    

Letitia Autuori (Hermida)

I do remember Genevieve really well. Fondest condolenses go out o her loved ones. She was a soft spoken gentle person who had many friensds. She will be fondly remembered

07/27/15 07:19 PM #4    

Ellen Singer (Rifken)

I send my condolences to her loved ones. Such a young age to pass away. I do have some very fond memories especially from PS 28. Yes Mrs.Able did take us to the GS cabin & we had grand ole'times.

08/29/15 12:14 AM #5    

Mary Peruso (Creadore)

Ahh . . . Genny Ames . . . . I had lunch with Genny every day in RHS.  Our long friendship began in P.S. 28.  A sweet girl with a terrific sense of humor who was a wonderful audience for some of her very silly of them being me.  So sorry to hear of her passing.  I hope Genny is smiling down on this post.

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