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A Life: Ann James ‘would do whatever was needed’

A Life: Ann James ‘would do whatever was needed’
HANOVER — Longtime Occom Ridge resident Ann James, as she often did, volunteered at Maynard House on South Street in early March and delivered her last batch of cookies there soon after.The house, which offers a home away from home for patients...

Ann James, 92, of Hanover, says goodbye to Maynard House Executive Director Elizabeth Clarke, right, after dropping off her weekly delivery of home-baked cookies in Hanover, N.The hostel, now in its 40th year, has been re-named Maynard House in honor of Mary Maynard Hitchcock., center left, and Raja Laxmi, of India, center right, said their goodbyes on Laxmi's last day at Maynard House in Hanover, N.(Family photograph) By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer Published: 9/20/2020 9:02:40 PM Modified: 9/20/2020 9:09:01 PM HANOVER — Longtime Occom Ridge resident Ann James, as she often did, volunteered at Maynard House on South Street in early March and delivered her last batch of cookies there soon after.

“We all did volunteer work,” she told the Valley News in a 2018 interview about Maynard House’s early days.She became a mother-like figure for Darcy Curran, who has been the resident manager at Maynard House for three years.

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