Jean “Peg” Bunn of Gilmanton, NH passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Pheasant Wood Nursing Home in Peterborough on Saturday, January 25, 2014 after a period of failing health. Her family is comforted by knowing she is with her Lord Jesus in heaven and we will one day be with her again.
Peg was born in Newark, NJ on March 10, 1918, daughter of the late Brua and Florence (Johnson) Hollenbeck. She grew up and attended schools in Montclair, NJ later graduating from Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing where she began her career as a Registered Nurse. Peg served in the US Naval Nurses Corp during WWII. She married her late Husband Norman Emmett Bunn and raised her family in New Jersey moving to NH after she was widowed. She lived in Harrisville, NH for many years before moving to Gilmanton, NH to live with her daughter Kathie and her husband Bill Miller.
Peg loved nursing and her career covered a broad spectrum. She served in the US Navy during WWII, at Overbrook Hospital in NJ, Brattleborough Retreat, VT, Cheshire Hospital in Keene, NH, the former Beech Hill Hospital in Dublin, NH and the former Monadnock Christian Nursing Home (now Good Shepherd) in Jaffrey. After officially retiring she continued her nursing care in private elder care.
Peg enjoyed making baby quilts, and hosting meals with people she loved. She was a caring, fun loving person who’s joy was loving and serving her Lord Jesus Christ, family , and friends whenever and however she could and for as long as she could. She was active in her church, Jaffrey Bible Church where she was a member for many years, and later was a member of Evangelical Baptist Church in Laconia, NH. She will always be remembered for her loving heart which shined through her beautiful smile, and her great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Peg is survived by her son, Norman E. Bunn Jr. and his wife Charlene of Dublin, NH, her daughter Kathleen B. Miller and husband William of Gilmanton, NH, her daughter Karen B. Folley and husband James of Bennington, NH; her grandchildren Bethany Miller, David Miller and wife Laurie, Erin Miller, Lyman Deliguouri III and wife Jody, Danielle Passerello and husband Michael, and granddaughters in love Cierra Folley and Bobbie Jo Hunt; her two great grandchildren, Anthony Passerello and Liliana Deliguori; her brother Arthur “Jed” Hollenbeck of Harrisville, NH, and her sisters Ruth Dailey and Carol Hollenbeck of Jaffrey, NH, plus many nieces and nephews. She was adored by all.
There will be calling hours at Cournoyer Funeral Home in Jaffrey, NH (www.cournoyerfh.com) on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 5-8 PM. Family and friends are also invited to her funeral service which will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 11 AM at Jaffrey Bible Church, 133 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision (www.worldvision.org) a Christian organization which Peg supported for 30 years that feeds and educates needy children in the US and around the world. Another option is for an individual or a family to sponsor a child (information on how to do so is on the website). This is one way we can carry on Peg's legacy of love.