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Passing of Professor Emeritus Ann Novick Feins

November 22, 2016

Michelle Adams O'Regan
Communications and Marketing
(603) 641-7240

Ann Novick Feins, professor emeritus of Nursing at Saint Anselm College, died peacefully at the Mt. Carmel Nursing and Rehab Facility on November 7. She was born in Boston on July 16, 1922 to Abraham and Rebecca Novick. A graduate of Simmons College, she met and married Melvin George Feins in Boston in 1945. They moved to Laurence, S.C., until 1954 when they moved to Manchester, N.H.

Ann taught Home Economics at Mt. Saint Mary College and later Nutrition in the Nursing program at Saint Anselm College. After her retirement from teaching, she worked as a nutritionist at Child Health Services until 2011. Throughout her life, she was the personification of the "never give up" philosophy. She never encountered a problem that she did not firmly believe could be overcome by hard work, ingenuity, and perseverance. Particularly during her final years, she was a constant source of inspiration to her family and friends.

She is survived by her three children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.   

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