Jennifer M. Tarr, 42

Jennifer Tarr

Jennifer M. Tarr

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — Jennifer M. Tarr, 42, born in Portland, Maine on May 14, 1971, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, from a courageous fight against brain cancer. Her bravery, pure toughness, positive attitude, and determination to beat an incurable disease was unprecedented. Because of that she won many battles throughout the two and a half-year fight. If you asked her why she fought so hard she'd tell you that it was to see her two boys as long as possible.

Jennifer lived in Litchfield, N.H. for the past six years, and is survived by her husband Richard Tarr; and two sons, Tanner, 15, and Wyatt, 7. Jennifer and Richard's oldest son, Arick, passed away at age 20 in July 2011.

Jennifer spent 14 years working for her mother and father at Consumer Credit Counseling Services, where she held many different roles, but mainly as a Financial Counselor. Over the past 10 years she has been a full-time mother, where she enjoyed spending time in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends. Jenn's big smile and beautiful big brown eyes would make anyone smile and warm any room that she entered.

Jennifer's favorite place to spend time was at her parents camp in Naples, Maine on Sebago Lake, where she loved boating, being on the beach, and swimming. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving, where she'd have dinner at her Uncle Mike and Aunt Sylvia Czech's house in Mass. before spending the next several days at her Aunt Nancy and Uncle Alan's house in Cheshire, Conn. with a houseful of her favorite aunts, uncles, and cousins. What truly made the camp and Thanksgiving so special for Jennifer were the happy memories it created for her by being with a family that meant the world to her.

Jennifer is also survived by her mother and father, Rick and Diane Dobson; mother and father-in-law, Mary Ann and Tom Tarr; her sister and brother-in-law, Jessica Dobson and Todd Roma; her brother and sister-in-law, Justin and Christine Dobson; and sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Geoff Crain.

She also had many special aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces within the Dobson, Young, Tarr, Moskwa, and Czech families, who all had a special place in her heart. Jenn was also very much loved by all her nephews and nieces who called her Cioci, which means "Special Aunt" in Polish, because she would let them do, eat, or play whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. Jennifer was a special person who was taken too early and will be terribly missed by all.

Visiting hours were held from 5–8 p.m., on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine, where a funeral service was held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 13th. Burial followed at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.

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