April 11, 1967 - March 3, 2021
Elisabeth Perrault Hooper, 53, passed away at her home in Falmouth, Maine on March 3, 2021 after a long battle with inflammatory breast cancer. Liz was born April 11, 1967 to Dr. Thomas S. Perrault, Sr. and Sandra Giles Perrault. She grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts, attended local schools, and graduated from Tenney High School in 1985 where she was an Eagle Tribune and Merrimack Valley conference All-Star in tennis, and a member of the gymnastics team. She attended the University of Maine in Orono where she studied English and Philosophy, and met her future husband, Timothy Hooper. Tim and Liz settled in Falmouth, Maine, to raise their two daughters, Abigail and Amelia. Before her children were born, Liz worked at Hewins Travel Agency and Unum, and then served as Assistant to the President for Daniel Wellehan, owner of Sebago Shoes. This position resonated with Liz as she approached her life from an “executive’s perspective”. Liz’s greatest love was for her family: her husband Tim, with whom she celebrated 25 years of marriage last year; Abigail Elisabeth Hooper, a senior at Merrimack College; and Amelia Moore Hooper, a sophomore at Falmouth High School. Liz was completely committed to her children, husband and the concept of family. They were her greatest joy in life, and her biggest regret was that she would not be present in person at their special moments, great and small in the future. Beginning when she was 12 weeks old, Elizabeth spent part of every summer at the Greater Boston YMCA’s Sandy Island family camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, a tradition that spanned 53 years and was only interrupted by the pandemic. As a college student, she worked on staff and as head of the waterfront. She embraced the Sandy spirit and it influenced her greatly throughout her entire life. Liz introduced friends to Sandy, and many of her lifelong friends are from the Sandy Island family. On her beloved island, she was known as Mary Poppins when she arrived on the lodge porch with her big canvas bag full of games to engage children of all ages. And the gatherings at her cabin, Dock Side, were a source of friendship and camaraderie. Liz also enjoyed traveling, gardening, boating on Casco Bay, tennis, games, cooking, Christmas, and ‘puttering’ about her home. She was known as being (overly) prepared, and always could pull just what was needed out of her bag. Her girls’ friends could count on Liz asking 1,000 questions on any car ride. She was genuinely interested and earned the trust and admiration of many young people. She was elegant, yet down to earth at the same time. Liz was always first in line to help others, without being asked. In the words of one of her friends, she had a way of making people feel special. She wrote beautiful letters and notes, and never missed a special occasion. Liz was also very spiritual, always seeing the best in people. Helping everyone. She studied and became a Reiki Master of Masters. She was a very powerful healer. Liz participated in a class called Reiki More, and believed deeply that you could heal, evolve, or manifest with the power of Reiki. Liz’s last piece of wisdom to her girls was that Life is about Kindness and Gratitude. She told them to be Kind to everyone. That Love is the power of the Universe. And to be Thankful for all our blessings. Every day. Friends describe Liz as a beautiful, caring, loving soul; stunningly beautiful; wise beyond measure; a positive, loving shining light; selfless, brave, and fierce; an organizer, maker and keeper of lists; a role model; a woman with an unbreakable spirit who always embodied Class, Grace and Love for everyone she knew, and the strength to hold us all together. Most of all she was a supportive wife and a devoted mother who loved Tim and her girls with all she had, and was the embodiment of kindness. Liz WAS kindness, she LIVED gratitude, and she EXEMPLIFIED love. Liz was also fierce, and had a warrior spirit. She was a lioness who could advocate well for herself, family, and friends. But always for the highest and best good. She lifted-up so many. In the last few years of her life, Liz showed incredible strength and perseverance in her battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). Those unfamiliar with her journey with cancer can learn more at: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/elisabethhooper. Despite the dominant role fighting cancer played in Liz’s life the past three years, she asked to be remembered with joy, not suffering. As Tim said, “Liz’s story is not one of illness, it is one of love.” Liz was especially close to her nieces and nephews. She kept in close touch with all of them, dispensing loving guidance and advice, along with joy for their victories and compassion for any setbacks. In addition to her parents, Liz is survived by one sister, Jean Giles Perrault; her brothers: Dr. Thomas S. Perrault, Jr., Jon Christopher Perrault, and David Perrault; her in-laws, John R. Hooper and Jill W. Hooper; sister-in-law, Jennifer Daigle and partner Kurt Knudsen; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and LeeAnn Hooper; sister-in-law, Amy Hanna; sister-in-law Mandi Halligan and her husband Brendan and mother Barbara Buckley; nieces Amanda Perrault and partner Ronak Bhatia, Jessica Perrault Klabunde and her husband Dillon, Melissa Perrault, Alexandra Perrault, Crosby Hanna, Karlyn Daigle and her partner Alicia Allen; nephews Joshua Perrault and partner Carissa Saab, Ben Daigle and his wife Elise, Phineas Hooper, Jake Hooper, Calvin Hooper, Hooper Hanna, and Langdon Hanna; an aunt, Barbara Giles; and many cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Frank Giles and Dorothy Moore Giles; Albert, Gwendolyn, and Linda Perrault; aunts and uncles, Dorothy Giles Ham, Scott Lee Giles, Albert and Marguerite Perrault, Al and Barbara Huard, and Edward ‘Ted’ Perrault. Tim, Abigail, and Amelia would like to thank the army of loving relatives, friends, and caregivers who have supported Liz and her family. Special thanks to her team at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Hope Lodge, and to her spiritual sisters, of whom there were so, so many, who provided prayer, love and support throughout her journey. The list of people to thank is endless and a testament to the way Liz lived her life. She was a beacon of light and the love that has poured forth was a reflection of this. Liz touched so many people in a profound way; her friends are diverse and dispersed. In addition, her family has been a prominent presence in Methuen for four generations. Family and friends will honor and celebrate Liz's life by gathering for her calling hours on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 4 – 7 PM at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Her memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, September 26th at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant Street, Methuen. Guests are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are preferred but not required at the funeral home and the church. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Perrault and Hooper families.
Elisabeth Perrault Hooper, 53, passed away at her home in Falmouth, Maine on March 3, 2021 after a long battle with inflammatory breast cancer. Liz was born April 11, 1967 to Dr. Thomas S. Perrault, Sr. and Sandra Giles Perrault. She grew up... View Obituary & Service Information
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