MLA has lost some friends

We’ve lost some friends this winter in the Mascoma Lake Association and can take time to remember and celebrate their contributions.

In November, Gary Gaudette our long-time treasurer, passed away.  Through battling his illness for the past several years, he kept our books and his sense of humor intact.  As anyone who worked with Gary would expect, he left the MLA records ready to hand off and Bob Barr has picked up the task (we will vote him into the office of Treasurer at our annual meeting in July).  Gary’s wife Barbara is planning a celebration of Gary’s life sometime in April in the Upper Valley.

January came with more losses, first our friend George Crowe.  A long-time hockey coach at various schools including Dartmouth and his own training center, summers were spent on the lake.  He and wife Barbara volunteered for whatever was needed in the association and milfoil team.  The family is planning to have a celebration for George sometime this spring in Hanover.

Then one of our newest board members, Paul Hartnagel, passed away suddenly last month.  He and his partner Barbara Gifford moved here in their retirement and both settled in to enjoy the lake and community.  Paul volunteered to serve as MLA vice president in 2017.  A service for Paul will be held May 23rd in East Greenbush, NY.

We honor these three friends in recognition of the contributions they have given and they will be missed.  May they rest in peace.