Florence A. Ingersoll
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lorence A. Ingersoll, 85, of Hanover, NH, died August 6, 2021 at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover, NH.
Florence was born November 24, 1935 in Providence, RI to Franklin and Florence (Corbishley) MacCombie. She graduated from Case High School, Swansea, MA in 1953 and attended Katharine Gibbs School in Providence, RI, working as secretary for the President of the school upon graduating. Florence became an active member of the Seekonk, MA Congregational Church playing the organ and accompanying the church choir, along with advising the Youth Fellowship Group where that group took skiing trips to Sunapee, NH. In 1969, she and her family moved to Sunapee, NH where they owned and operated Four Seasons Lodge until 1977. Here, she became the organist at the South Congregational Church in Newport, NH and was the pianist for the Area Choir concerts. It was also during this period of time where Florence re-acquired her bookkeeping skills and met John Ring, CPA in Claremont, NH.
After the lodge she moved to Perkinsville, VT to a dairy farm. As she was not a farmer, it was here that John Ring and Florence became business associates and she started her own successful bookkeeping business (Fuller's Bookkeeping) that she operated up until 2018. She became a member of, and President, of the Springfield Vermont Rotary.
In 1992 Florence moved to Claremont, NH, where later she met and fell in love with Richard Ingersoll marrying him on September 20, 1997 in Lebanon, NH. Florence joined the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. She loved playing the piano at the church for Dartmouth students staying on campus during the "holiday meals event" that the church provided for these students. Florence learned of Wheelock Terrace, playing the piano there for residents that provided great comfort for them. In the same period she played the piano at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital's Main Rotunda, where she lifted hearts and brought countless smiles to everyone who walked by. Florence and Richard lived a fairy tale life in Lebanon, traveling on family adventures, until his passing in 2013. The musical renditions from the piano she played from that day on were filled with emotion and love that others could feel and hear.
Florence moved into Wheelock Terrace in the spring of 2018, and up until recently, continued to play the piano for the residents and staff there that brought humming, singing, and memories for all who heard her music. The Wheelock Terrace staff cannot be thanked enough for the care they provided during her time spent there.
Florence was predeceased by her first husband, John R. Fuller Jr., her second husband, Richard Ingersoll, her sister Marilyn D'Antonino, and her brother Bruce MacCombie. She is survived by her six children, Richard Fuller and his wife, Evelyn, of Prescott, AZ, David Fuller and his wife, Candy, of Perkinsville, VT, Jacqueline Lampiasi and her husband, Santo, of Claremont, NH, David Ingersoll and his wife, Susan, of Indianapolis, IN, Donald Ingersoll of Lebanon, NH, and Greg Ingersoll and his wife Kelly Mahony of Concord, NH, her three sisters, Helen Chase of Albuquerque, NM, Barbara Enos of Madbury, NH, and Patricia Patesel of N. Kingston, RI, and her sister-in-law Turi MacCombie of Amherst, MA and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Florence had such a love for the piano that arrangements have been made at the Upper Valley Music Center for a financial assistance fund in her name to help piano students taking piano lessons. Mailing address: UVMC, PO Box 826, Lebanon, NH 03766 or at uvmusic.org/support
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH. An online guest book can be found at rand-wilson.com