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Samantha Nicole Bachand

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RIP Samantha, you will be missed in our CIS 175 class!

Posted by: Michelle - Newport news, VA - classmates   May 22, 2012

Samantha, you are certainly going to be missed :( It was such a pleasure to work with you and get you started on your Bachelors degree. I'm glad that we connected in the way that we did. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I was just thinking of some of the conversations and interactions while you were in the office and I felt so heavy :( I wasn't expecting this.

To the Bachand family: Be encouraged and may the Good Lord, who knows our beginning and our end, give you strength.

With Love,


Posted by: Tanika Feaster - Newport News, VA   May 22, 2012

Every opportunity I had to work with Sam at Animare was a pleasure. I looked forward to every shift when Sam was working! Having such knowledge and experience with life she taught and shared with me so many things. Her experiences made her such a beautiful person on the inside and out. To the Bachand family and extended family if Sam was any bit of a product of her environment, you all did very well. Our Beautiful Angel will be missed.

Posted by: Tiffany Lumpkin - VA   May 21, 2012

To the Bachand and Mitchell Family..I did not know Samantha but I know what a terrible tragedy this is. Loosing a grandchild and a Niece is a very difficult thing to deal with. The Lord will be with you during this time of trial. Just trust that he will help you get through it.

I am here is you need anything at all from us.


Posted by: Tammy Wilson Dixon - Hampton, VA - friend of family   May 21, 2012

Words cannot describe what a loving and great person Sam was! I miss her so much, we worked together at Animare and I still remember our talks we had at the end of our shifts :) You always had a smile on your face and positive attitude. Rest in peace, you will always and forever be in my heart and thoughts! Love you girl!

Posted by: Michelle Pearia - Newport News, VA - Friend   May 21, 2012

It was such a pleasure to have worked with Sam at animare for some time.coming into work on days I knew she would be there made the day that much better( animare girls know what I mean). She had such a beautiful smile and the cutest laugh I can still hear when im at work. We became pretty good friends this past year and the memories we had and fun nights out will always be missed but never forgotten.. She

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Posted by: Dana munsterman - Newport news, VA - Friend   May 21, 2012
At Great Grandma Shappy's Family Reunion in Vermont 2001....with the Great Grandchildren!

What a precious girl with a beautiful smile! I was so pleased to get to know Sami along with my Nephew's family when they stayed with me in Vermont during our Family Reunion. I knew right away Sami was a girl with many hopes and dreams. She will be dearly missed and our love and many thoughts go out to our family in Virginia! May you find strength from each other and thoses who have had the privilege to get

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Posted by: Vicki (Shappy) Murray and Roland Murray - Swanton, VT - Great Aunt Vicki   May 20, 2012

Samantha was one of my daughter's roommates at DLI in Monterey, CA. She had such a magnetic, upbeat personality. One time, when I was visiting my daughter, Caitlin, she and Samantha said they wanted to take me to the ocean so I could watch them surf. So, we went to the beach, the girls donned wetsuits and I was preparing myself to be impressed-until I saw the plastic double-wide air mattress. Apparently, the girls determined that "surfing" was defined by

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Posted by: Ann Super    May 20, 2012
Sammy, Matt and I while we were stationed in San Angelo, TX.  Our group was inseparable.

I was lucky enough to see Sammy almost every day for 2 years while we were in California and Texas together. Sammy had a HUGE personality that could fill up a room. I'll never forget how happy of a person she was and how she would spread it to others. I rarely see a smile quite as contagious as hers. It was impossible to be in a bad mood when she was around. She cared so much for people close to her and was a perfect example of unconditional love.

Posted by: James Parker - Danbury, CT - Friend   May 20, 2012

I've had the pleasure of meeting Samantha when we both worked at Animare. One thing is for sure, that job made us close *She knows what I'm talking about ;)* Samantha was one those good people that you can have a deep, meaningful conversation with and that is why I call her my friend. Never seen her sad or angry. If she was, she could've fooled me because her face always so radiant and voice so calm. I will cherish

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Posted by: Sandy Williams - Newport News, VA - Dear Friend   May 20, 2012