Andrea M. Furness, 35: West grad, free spirit, a ‘rainbow kid’ who loved pink

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MANCHESTER, NH — Andrea M. Furness, 35, of Redford, MI, died unexpectedly on February 28, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA.

Born in Boston on September 10, 1982, she was the daughter of Rita M. (Barry) Legere and Charles A. Furness. She was a graduate of Manchester West High School and attended UMass Dartmouth, where she earned medical training certification.

Andrea was a true free spirit. She loved to play and have fun. She enjoyed dressing up for every occasion and the color pink was her passion. She had a love for art and coloring as well as unicorns and kitties. Andrea cared deeply for the people who had surrounded her in life, and she was an incredible listener. She was a “rainbow kid for rainbow people.”

Above all, she will be remembered as an amazing daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, lover, partner, and friend.

A gathering to celebrate Andrea’s life and share memories will take place on Saturday, March 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm Street, corner of North Street, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Partners in Health, PO Box 996, Frederick, MD 21705-9942.