Hazel Rebecca Enright, age 91, of Calabash and formerly of Framingham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Monday February 8, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, on July 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles Montana and Maria Garfield Montana, and was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Enright; one sister, Doris Polley; and three brothers, Robert, Chester and Kenneth Montana.
Hazel graduated from Framingham High School in 1942. Furthering her education, she then graduated from the New England Baptist Hospital as a registered nurse and worked at the hospital for over 40 years.
Hazel baked cookies for all of her grandchildren during their college years; later she became known as “Cookie Lady” for her love of and dedication to the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, sending baked cookies as a show of her support and promoting others in her community to continue her work.
She loved to play cribbage and other card games. For the past six years, she lived in the Calabash area and was very active in the community, playing golf and bridge. Her entire family treasures her knitted Christmas stockings. She loved, most of all, spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her loving family: Janice DuBose, and husband, Chris, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; Joyce L’Heureux of Ventura, California; Kenneth Enright, and wife, Katherine, of Dedham, Massachusetts; Jane Escott, and husband, Steve, of Calabash, North Carolina; and Keith Enright, and wife, Carmela, of Calabash, North Carolina; 15 grandchildren: Julie Medose, and husband, John; Megan FitzPatrick, and, husband Keith; Scott Enright; Amrit L’Heureux; Dharma L’Heureux; Courtney Aronson, and husband, Matt; Sam Enright; Peter Nelson; Cam Nelson; Geoffrey Escott, and wife, Jaime; Michael Escott; Jill Escott; Jamie Hull, and husband, Isaiah; Arielle DePace; and Susan Enright; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Brunswick Plantation Calabash.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 6, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, 360 Water Street, Framingham, Massachusetts. A reception will follow after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her memory to: the New England Baptist Hospital or your favorite veteran’s charity.
Online condolences may be shared at White Funeral Home and Cremation Service.