PLAISTOW — A woman found unresponsive at Good Pond in Kingston recently died after a cardiac event whereas kayaking, her household wrote in her obituary.
Mary Lou Poirier, 60, was a Plaistow resident for almost 30 years when she died Sept. 5.
Her obituary notes that she labored most recently As a Outcome of the chief assistant to the president and board of directors at Edgewood Retirement Group in North Andover. She additionally served as the director of life enrichment On The power.
Based mostly on her obituary, Poirier beforehand spent 15 years in An identical place with School Yr Overseas. The non revenue group goals To current immersive instructional experiences abroad.
Poirier’s household says she labored alongside Dr. Mary Pearson On The mannequin new Creation Therapeutic Center in Kingston, New Hampshire, and served as secretary of the Haverhill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Kenoza Ave.
“Mary Lou led A lifetime of service to completely differents by way of her work profession, volunteering at church and anyplace else A necessity Might be met,” her remembrance reads. “She was extensively revered for her suggestion to completely differents and was acknowledged as a inventive, resourceful, and unbiased woman.”
Her final act of service, her household says, “was the giving of her organs to bless these in want.”
State investigators with the marine patrol division have praised bystanders who witnessed Poirier’s medical emergency and launched her ashore to carry out CPR.
Relations will fondly maintain in thoughts journeys To ireland, Italy, Israel and Jamaica with Poirier, Alongside Collectively with her love For having fun with piano and cello, faucet dancing, horseback driving, mountaineering And collaborating in Bible research.
The obituary says Poirier leaves behind her husband David Poirier, two sons, a daughter, two brcompletely differents, 5 grandchildren and completely different beloved prolonged household.