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AUBURN - Mary Anna (Nan) West Hunter, 90, of Auburn passed away on April 24 at the Clover Manor Health Care Facility after a brief illness.

Born in Presque Isle, ME on August 14, 1924 the daughter of Charles F. and Charlotte Collins West she attended local schools graduating from high school in 1942 before attending two years of college and nursing school graduating in 1946. Nan married her husband Dana J. Hunter on December 28, 1946 and together they raised their family. They were married for 45 years before he passed away in 1990.

She worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a registered nurse for 4 years before retiring and raising her family full time. Nan loved to golf and was a Ladies Golf Champion of Presque Isle Country Club, for which she received a write up in Golf Digest. Nan also enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing, bowling and swimming laps in her pool. In her later years, she knit baby sweaters and hats donating many of the items to local churches. Searching out family genealogy was important to her and she made trips to Salt Lake City and Canada to do her research. Nan's passion, however, was to travel the world to places such as Europe, Central America, Africa, and Australia.

Nan is survived by her 3 children Dana J. and his wife Linda Hunter of Little Deer Isle, Debra J. Hunter of MA, and M. Elizabeth Martin of Auburn; 3 grandchildren D. Joshua and his wife Jen Hunter, Katy Hunter, and Emily Martin and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, and a brother George West.

The family wishes to thank the staffs at Clover Health Care and Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care.

A Memorial Mass and Committal Service will take place at a later date in Presque Isle, ME. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207 in Nan's name. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St, AUBURN, 783-8545.

You are invited to express condolences and pay tribute to Nan's life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com
Published on  April 27, 2015
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