Since our founding in 1991, many people have contributed their energy and passion towards fulfilling our vision of conserving the land and waters of the Rangeley Lakes Region. Volunteers, employees, donors, friends and colleagues, and people young and old share a mutual love for the Rangeley community and its stunning natural beauty. We have acknowledged them below.
In Memoriam: Allison Mansmann
Though Allison’s life was short, it was rich in experiences and full of love. She graduated from Great Valley High School in 2001, received two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Delaware in political science and nursing in 2008 and 2014, respectively, and was pursuing a Master’s degree in nursing to become a family nurse practitioner. She worked as a pediatric nurse for St. Edmonds Home for Children in Philadelphia, PA and George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro, CA for many years, and possessed a unique ability to connect with children living with chronic diseases and disabilities.
She traveled the world extensively, visiting places as far and wide as Bali, Indonesia, Shanghai, China, Lusaka, Zambia, Tuscany, Italy, and Jaipur, India, but her favorite place on earth was Rangeley, Maine, where she spent every summer vacation with family.
She adored animals of all kinds, but treasured her beloved bulldog Professor Farnsworth Theodore Srinivas more than anything in the world and brought him with her nearly everywhere she went.
Above all, Allison was a survivor. She was born with cystic fibrosis, received her first double lung transplant in 2007 and her second in 2021, and was a fierce advocate for organ donation as well as a proud transplant mentor for many cystic fibrosis peers. She will be missed dearly by so many.
A memorial service for Allison will be held at 11:00 AM on December 3, 2022, at Saints Simon and Jude Parish, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following organizations to which Allison regularly donated and volunteered her time: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (cff.org), Gift of Life Howie’s House (giftoflifehowieshouse.org), or Rocket Dog Rescue (rocketdogrescue.org).