Hope P. Heath

  • Born: March 1, 1933
  • Died: July 11, 2020
  • Location: Windham, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hope Crowley Heath passed away at home in Windham, NH surrounded by her family on July 11, 2020 at the age of 87 after a brief battle with cancer.

Hope was born in Old Orchard Beach, ME on March 1,1933 and was raised in Tower Hill in Lawrence, MA. She graduated from Lowell Teachers College and worked as an elementary school teacher until she married her sweetheart, Wallace J. Heath of Eau Claire, WI, on November 19, 1955 at St. Augustine Church in Lawrence, MA.

Hope and Wally spent 64 wonderful years together enjoying life - a life rich with family and friends and full of adventure. They traveled many highways and lived all over the country while raising their eight children before settling in Windham. Hope also was a talented singer and entertainer, performing on the radio as a child and singing and performing in musicals throughout her adult life. Her talents and positive outlook on life earned her the title of Miss NH Senior America in 1994 where she went on to participate in the National Senior America pageant and make many new lifelong friends. Hope was a warm, kind, and generous person who opened up her home to everyone. She enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Europe, exercising, taking walks, singing, and of course, telling stories. Hope will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

Hope was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Crowley and Mary Decker Crowley and her sisters June Traynor and Theresa Pierce.

Hope is survived by her husband, Wally, and their children, Holly Wunderlich, Reed Heath, Belinda Hanke, Todd Heath, Kimberly Link, Troy Heath, Scott Heath, Danyelle Gourley and their spouses, 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held in honor of Hope at St. Matthew's Church, 2 Searles Rd. Windham NH. 03087 on Friday, July 17th at 10:30 am, which will be open to all family and friends. Burial will be held at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH at 2 pm. Social distancing and masks will be required at all times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Senior America, Inc., P.O. Box 116, Allenhurst, NJ 07711.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Hope Wally sorry I was unaware or would have attended the funeral.

Posted by Patricia Platt - Manchester, NH - Friend   September 30, 2020


I'm so sorry to hear about Hope passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are in my prays always remember the good times you had with her I'm so glad I got to know you

Posted by Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH - Friend   September 18, 2020

Troy, Mr. Heath, your beloved wife, I am so sorry.
However I know you have many many beautiful memories.
It's me Dianne. I grew up with Troy. And I love and miss you all.
May your memories prove that "Hope" will forever be with you.

Posted by D Rennard - southampton, NY - Classmate   July 30, 2020

Wally: I was saddened to hear of Hope's passing. She lit up our classes at Focus on Fitness for the 7 years we were in business. She was such a delight and was always smiling and enjoying herself.

Posted by Gloria McClellan - Windham, NH - Friend   July 19, 2020

Dear Friends, I had the pleasure of living next door to the Heath family in Duluth, MN across from Lake Superior. I admired how Hope & Wally managed an always-busy household with gentle strength and laughter (LOTs of it.) Because my dad's Great Lakes Shipping job kept him at sea, I often looked to Hope & Wally and the classy behavior they modeled. What a delight to have witnessed their joy together, and the resulting ripple-effects. Here's to more joy, laughter, and grins ahead! Best wishes, Bill & Celia (my daughter)

Posted by Bill Carter - Minneapolis, MN - Family Friend   July 16, 2020

Dear Wally and family
I am so sorry to hear of Hope's passing, she was a really special lady and I will miss her from our gym classes. I thought she was an admirable woman whom I should try to emulate in every way. I wish I could give her one last hug.

Posted by Jan Taylor - Haverhill, MA - Friend   July 16, 2020

We met Hope and Wally on Christmas day 2019 at Susan's house. Sue and her family and Reid and his family shared a wonderful Christmas dinner with everyone. Hope was a pleasure to speak with and she will be missed by everyone. Marilyn and Don Murdock, Silver Lake, N.H. July 15, 2020

Posted by marilyn murdock - silver lake, NH - Family   July 15, 2020

She was a remarkable lady and a friend for almost 70 years. Though I won't be able to attend the Mass I'm sending my thoughts and prayers for all her family and loved ones, she will be dearly missed.

Posted by Elsa Traynor - Pelham, NH   July 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. She set a wonderful example for us to follow. Her smile and enthusiasm will be missed by many.

Posted by Renette Black - Brooksville, FL - Family Friend   July 14, 2020

Love and prayers for the Heath family. Hope as would be her way, is leading the way for your meeting on the other side. Love you all.

Posted by Karen Littlefield - Edmond, OK - Friend   July 14, 2020

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