Acworth, NH – With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Brandy Clemons, 41, at her home on Crescent Lake in Acworth Thursday, February 9, 2017 after a long illness. Brandy was born November 4, 1975 in New Haven, Connecticut to Ward Harding Clemons, Jr. and Brenda (Baronas) Clemons. Brandy grew up in Whately, Massachusetts attending Whately, Frontier Regional and Franklin County Technical Schools. Brandy lived life to the fullest every day, never complaining, always cheerful and loving to everyone. She also spent most summer days at her grandparents Benny and Dotty Baronas' White Birch Campgrounds in Whately from the time she was a toddler. She won the hearts of many campers. She was active in Boy Scouts Crew 1 for special needs in Western Mass., enjoying monthly camping trips, Chesterfield Scout Reservation and travelling to special needs camporees all over New England. She moved to New Hampshire in 2004 with her Aunt Diane and became active in the Special Olympics Cool Cats of Claremont, winning numerous medals in bowling, basketball, swimming, snowshoeing, and bocce ball. She is also a very active member of King's Table, a faith based organization sponsored by Life Fellowship Church of Charlestown, for special need adults led by pastors Mike and Carol Gibson. She loved to travel anytime, anywhere with her Aunt Diane crisscrossing the country three times. The highlight of her trip with her mother and aunt to Universal Orlando and Disney World in May was visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. She also met Scooby Doo in "person" and received lots of hugs. Special thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation and the Life Fellowship Church for sponsoring a "Night to Shine" prom for special needs adults. It was an opportunity for Brandy and many others to experience their first prom with "red carpet" treatment including gowns, tuxes, flowers, limo rides, banquet, band, and photos. Brandy was a Pink Hatter of the Sugar River Chicks Red Hats in Newport. Brandy loved all animals and volunteered at the Lucy McKensie Humane Society as a "cat whisperer" to help acclimate cats to people. Brandy is survived by her mother, Brenda (Baronas) Clemons; her twin brothers, Jason H. Clemons and his wife Sara; their children Jason, Emily and Wyatt; Joshua H. Clemons and his wife Alicia, their children Abigail and Ethan all of Whately, MA; Maternal grandmother Dotty Baronas of Amherst, MA; her aunt Diane Clemons of Acworth; her aunt Mary Baronas of Amherst, MA; her uncle Ray and Lori Baronas of South Deerfield, MA; her great aunt Felicia Baronas and very special friend/companion Tom Lathrop of Claremont, NH. She also leaves extended family Raye Adams of Unity; Bill Gagnon of Chicopee, MA; John Sansone of Auburn, Maine; Frank Evans of Florence, MA and special "sisters" Christina Parrish and Bekah Mazzola of Claremont. Brandy was predeceased by her father Ward H. Clemons, Jr, paternal grandparents Ward and Luella Clemons, maternal grandfather Benny Baronas, special grandparents Charlie and Clara Turner. Brandy's family would like to thank Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical, Dr. Kathryn Hourdequin and Elizabeth McGrath DNP; Lake Sunapee Region Hospice; Special Olympics Cool Cats; King's Table and Life Fellowship Church; Tim Tebow Foundation; Pathways; Scoutmaster Frank Evans BSA Troop11/Crew 1 and the many, many friends who gave her so much love and made her life wonderful. Calling hours will be held Saturday Feb., 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., with a service following at 11:00 a.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Troop 11/Crew 1 BSA, c/o Frank Evans, 120 Maplewood Ave, Florence, MA 01062, or Claremont Cool Cats c/o Beth Lemieux, 519 Jarvis Rd, Claremont 03743. Memorial services will be held Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. with calling hours from 10 to noon at Stringer's Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, New Hampshire. Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield is in charge of arrangements. To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to legacy.com/obituaries/gazettenet.
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