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Amy Thorndike

December 8, 1933 May 4, 2024
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Amy Frye Thorndike, beloved mother, educator, and nurse, passed away on May 4, 2024, at Hunt Rehabilitation Center in Danvers, Massachusetts, succumbing to complications of Dementia. She was born on December 8, 1933, in Wilton, New Hampshire. Amy's life was a tapestry of compassion, education, and dedication to her family and community.

Amy's educational journey was marked by a quest for knowledge and a commitment to excellence. She attended the High Mowing School, Concord Academy, and LaSalle College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Continuing her academic pursuits, she obtained a Master's degree from Wheelock College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University.

As a teacher of kindergarten in Massachusetts and Florida, Amy nurtured young minds with warmth and creativity. Later, she transitioned to nursing, specializing in obstetrics, labor and delivery, and neonatal intensive care. Her tireless dedication to healthcare spanned hospitals across the North Shore of Boston and Central Maine, where her expertise and compassion touched countless lives.

On October 24, 1964, Amy married Richard King Thorndike III, embarking on a shared journey filled with love, laughter, and adventure. Together, they resided in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, and several homes in Maine, creating cherished memories and nurturing their family.

Amy's legacy lives on through her children David, Amanda, and Eliza, and her grandchildren Samuel, William, John, Amy Grace, and Krissa. She is also survived by her sister Betty Backaberg of Wilton, New Hampshire, Daughter in Law Karin Thorndike, and Son in Law John Thissell. Amy's family was her greatest joy, and her unwavering love and support enriched their lives immeasurably.

Beyond her professional accomplishments and familial roles, Amy was an individual of diverse interests and passions. She found solace and joy in the company of her horses, dogs, cats, and birds, and her love for music, art, and gardening illuminated her days.

In honoring Amy's life, a private family graveside service will be held in Wilton, New Hampshire, where she will be laid to rest alongside her loved ones. While she will be deeply missed, her spirit will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Amy Frye Thorndike's legacy of love, kindness, and dedication will forever resonate in the hearts of those who were touched by her presence. May she rest in eternal peace.

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11:30 AM 5/9/2024 11:30:00 AM
Vale End Cemetery

Isaac Frye Hwy.
Wilton, NH 03086

Vale End Cemetery
Isaac Frye Hwy. Wilton 03086 NH
United States

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