Samantha Ashley McAvoy, 24, passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2021, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Samantha was currently living in Woonsocket, RI, but had previously been a lifelong resident of Millis, Massachusetts. Samantha was born in Natick, Massachusetts on April 29, 1996 at Leonard Morse Hospital. She leaves her parents Patrick and Heidi McAvoy of Millis, Massachusetts, her sister Elizabeth McAvoy of Natick, Massachusetts, and her brother Patrick McAvoy of Albany, New York. Samantha also leaves behind her grandmothers Meghan Maxfield and Hilda Manchester. She was predeceased by her grandfathers Michael Remeck and Donald Manchester. Samantha also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Samantha was educated in the Millis school system and later attended Assabet Valley Collaborative in Marlborough, Massachusetts where she graduated in 2015. She had attended both Framingham State University and Rhode Island Community College after graduating from high school with aspirations of studying Occupational Therapy.
Samantha had many interests and hobbies including painting, ceramics, astrology, and a love of animals. In high school, she volunteered at the Forever Home Rescue of New England in Medfield, Massachusetts. One of her ceramic art pieces was on exhibition at the Worcester Museum of art in 2014. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and either doing their astrological birth chart or making handmade gifts for them.
Services for Samantha will take place at a later date in the late summer of this year and will be by invitation only at the Holliston Historical Society. Donations to Samantha's memory may be given to the Forever Home Rescue of New England in Medfield, Massachusetts or the Metrowest YMCA of Hopkinton where Samantha spent many years attending summer camp growing up.
"Now is the time to let your grief find expression. No false strength. Now is the time to sit quietly and speak to Samantha, and thank her for being with you these few years, and encourage her to go on with whatever her work is, knowing that you will grow in compassion and wisdom from this experience. In my heart, I know that you and she will meet again and again, and recognize the many ways in which you have known each other. And when you meet you will know, in a flash, what now it is not given to you to know. Why this had to be the way it was.
Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts~ if we can keep them open to God~ will find their own intuitive way. Samantha came through you to do her work on earth, which includes her manner of death. Now her soul is free, and the love that you can share with her is invulnerable to the winds of changing time and space.
In that deep love,
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