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Brenda Baggett Valcourt
February 4, 1954 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Brenda Baggett Valcourt, a remarkable woman known for her unwavering love and dedication to her family, passed away on November 20, 2023, with her husband Jeff by her side. Born on February 4, 1954, in Amherst, Ohio to Leslie and Pauline Hiner. Brenda's life was a testament to strength, resilience, and the enduring power of love.
Brenda attended Mount Ida College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she began a journey that would shape her into the extraordinary woman she became. In July of 1976, she married her first husband, William Baggett, with whom she shared four children – a daughter and three sons. Tragically widowed in 1990 at the young age of 37, Brenda faced the challenge of raising four children, all under the age of 11, alone with exceptional grace and strength.
As a mother, Brenda excelled, ensuring that her children knew they were her top priority. She became a driving force in their lives, taking on the role of both mother and father, tirelessly shuttling them to individual sports, school events, and social activities. She had a gift of making each and every one of her children feel like they were unique and special…. Brenda extended her nurturing spirit to others, earning the title of a second mom to many of her children’s friends. Her door was always open, and she made everyone feel welcomed and loved.
Brenda herself was a devoted friend, forming bonds that were strong, solid, and enduring. In Brenda's world, friendships were not mere acquaintances; they were chosen family members who stood by her through thick and thin. The strength of these bonds was such that her children were blessed with a multitude of second moms, women who shared in the joys and challenges of raising a family. These friendships, marked by trust, love, and unwavering support, became an integral part of the fabric of Brenda's and her children’s lives especially at a time needed the most. The family would like to express extreme gratitude to two specific individuals, Denise Valcourt Quinlan and Ellen Baggett for going above and beyond.
Through her open door policy and welcoming kind spirit, Brenda created a space where friends felt like family. Her home was a gathering place, a haven of warmth and acceptance where everyone was embraced as part of the extended family. The impact of Brenda's friendships on her children was immeasurable, providing them with a network of caring individuals who played a significant role in shaping their lives.
In February 2000, Brenda found love once again and married Jeff, marking the beginning of a beautiful chapter in her life. This union brought together two families, and Brenda gained two stepsons, Jeff Jr. and Evan. The family of eight embraced their blended life, creating a world that reflected the love and joy they shared. Brenda and Jeff seized every opportunity to travel, cherishing their second chance at truly living life. Their love for each other was palpable, an extraordinary bond that stood the test of time and anyone around them bared witness to. In recent years, as Brenda faced health challenges, Jeff remained steadfast by her side, exemplifying the depth of their connection.
Brenda's departure leaves a hole in the hearts of all who knew her. She was a woman who loved and was loved fiercely. In their shared grief, the family finds solace in the memories of Brenda's love, memories made and all the little homemade trinkets and notes that she gave out in recent years. Her death leaves a void that will never be filled, but we find comfort in knowing that she is finally at peace.
In honoring Brenda's wishes, there will be no formal services. Instead, a celebration of her remarkable life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice in Brenda's memory.
Survived and lovingly remembered by, her devoted husband, Jeff Valcourt of Salem, NH, her children: daughter, Kimberly Baggett of Methuen, MA, sons, Billy Baggett, and fiancé Paige Haverty of Pelham, NH, Tim Baggett of Methuen, MA, John Michael Baggett of Atkinson, NH, Jeff Jr Valcourt of New York and Evan Valcourt and wife Alicia of Medford, MA. Grandsons Liam and Lincoln Baggett. Siblings, sister Sharon Flynn and husband Ray Flynn and brother, Mark Hiner. Sisters and Brothers in Law, Nieces, and Nephews from both sides of the Baggett and Valcourt Family.
Brenda Baggett's legacy of love, strength, and warmth will endure in the hearts of those she touched. May she rest forever in peace.