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Remember Amy Fonoroff?

Elmore 30 Aug 13 - 09:41 PM
maeve 30 Aug 13 - 10:15 PM
Elmore 30 Aug 13 - 11:06 PM
Elmore 31 Aug 13 - 12:12 PM
maeve 31 Aug 13 - 12:46 PM
Elmore 31 Aug 13 - 01:03 PM
GUEST,a friend 02 Sep 13 - 07:27 PM
maeve 02 Sep 13 - 08:52 PM
Elmore 02 Sep 13 - 09:07 PM
Anne Lister 03 Sep 13 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,Shaz 28 Feb 14 - 10:50 AM
Elmore 28 Feb 14 - 11:24 AM
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Subject: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 30 Aug 13 - 09:41 PM

Amy Fonoroff, among her other interests, was an important and devoted presence in the traditional folk music scene during the late seventies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She worked with the infamous Peter Johnson, and later with the late Robin Blecher to produce some wonderful concerts, especially those that featured performers from the British Isles (Ewan & Peggy, Boys of the Lough etc.,etc,). She was a fan of the Boston Celtics, classical music, and loved her cats. Amy and I conversed via e-mail and telephone for many years, but lost touch in the last few months. She had been disabled by a variety of illnesses. I was about to call her tonight, but was saddened to find that she had passed away on Mar 12. If nobody responds to this thread that's okay. I remember Amy


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: maeve
Date: 30 Aug 13 - 10:15 PM

I remember Amy, Elmore... from when she was working with Robin. Thanks for posting this, sad though it is. Wonderful memories.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 30 Aug 13 - 11:06 PM

Thanks, Maeve. Amy was one of the most honest people I've ever known. She could spot a fool or a hypocrite a mile away, but once you became her friend you had a friend for life. Didn't know Robin that well, but Robin's mother was an amazing woman who produced a great concert series into the 21st century in memory of Robin.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 12:12 PM

If anybody is interested they can google Amy's name and find several obituaries. If I seem obsessed with this, I guess it's because I feel guilty about losing track of her in the final year of her life. I would've been aware of her passing, had we not moved to Georgia in February. Finis.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: maeve
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 12:46 PM

Not obsessed, Elmore...concerned and feeling natural regrets, I'd say.

Here's an obituary:
http://www.currentobituary.com/Memory.aspx?Memory_ObitdID=123852

Amy Fonoroff   March 12, 2013
"NATICK: Amy Fonoroff, age 60, a former longtime Watertown resident, entered into rest on March 12, 2013, at her Natick home. She was the beloved daughter of the late Bernard and Esther (Sosnow) Fonoroff.

Born in South Bend, IN, Amy was raised and educated in Lexington, MA, until her later years in high school when the family moved to Poughkeepsie, NY. She attended Boston University until her junior year when she opted to study abroad in Nice, France. Europe held an attraction for her though and rather than return to BU, she made Ireland her home for the next two years.

Amy returned to the Boston area, living in Cambridge, Brookline, Lexington, Watertown, and finally Natick for the past five years of her life. Amy worked as a legal secretary in a number of law offices, including the Cambridge offices of Kurt Pressman, whom she had met when he represented students during political protests at BU, and later those of Michael Melford. With her sharp mind and quick wit, Amy became much more than a secretary, and developed lasting friendships with some of the attorneys she worked with.

A devotee of folk music, Amy and a friend cofounded Cat's Fiddle Productions, through which they found local venues for musicians from the British Isles. Amy was a classical music aficionado as well, and a particularly rabid Celtics fan – a great example of the broad spectrum of her interests. She was devoted to her cats, had many dear and lasting friendships, and most recently was passionate about following the progress of service dogs and puppies.

Although disabled and confined to her home in recent years, Amy reached out to others via Internet and phone, and gave what support she could to friends in need and causes she supported – especially for animals.

In addition to her many friends locally, Amy is survived by a sister, Nina Fonoroff of Albuquerque, NM, and her aunt, Ruth Fonoroff of Beachwood, OH.

A memorial gathering will be held in the Morse Institute Library, 12 East Central Street, Natick Center, on Saturday, April 20th from 1 – 3p.m. Please join many of Amy's friends in the Liebowitz Room on the library's lower level. Kindly RSVP via the guest book/tribute area below. Thank you.

As a point of interest, there will be a tribute to Amy on the radio show "Black Jack Davy" with Andy Nagy on WBRS 100.1 FM on Monday, April 1 at 8:30-10:30pm.

Those who wish to make a gift in Amy's name may do so to benefit either the servicedogproject.org or warriorcanineconnection.org. "


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 31 Aug 13 - 01:03 PM

Maeve, Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: GUEST,a friend
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 07:27 PM

What's with the sister....? She seemed to be out of the picture.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: maeve
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 08:52 PM

Odd question on a remembrance thread, Guest. Amy's sister has her own life, as one would hope with adult siblings. She's also living a life full of music. Let's keep this a caring thread, please.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 09:07 PM

Once again, Thank you Maeve. All the best, Elmore.

o


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Anne Lister
Date: 03 Sep 13 - 04:48 PM

I'm trying to remember how and when I met Amy - I know I did, and that she was very encouraging of me and my music, so I think it must have been in London before my first visits to the US. I remember a huge warmth and a generous heart. She left an impression, for sure. I'm sad to hear of her passing.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: GUEST,Shaz
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 10:50 AM

Just found this thread. I worked with Amy (and Robin) when I was a booking agent and they produced many concerts featuring my performers. Amy was also a dear friend. I hadn't seen or spoken to her in years and had actually just gotten back in touch just before she died so I know how you feel, Elmore.

She was all heart and I'm sorry for the loss of her.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: Elmore
Date: 28 Feb 14 - 11:24 AM

Thanks Shaz. Sorry she's left us. Glad some of us remember her fondly.


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Subject: RE: Rermember Amy Fonoroff?
From: GUEST,Airbag
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 07:56 AM

I remember Amy's devotion to folk music. A musician couldn't hope for a more dedicated concert promoter, and I am sure there are more than a few sweaters out there, still, knitted by Amy with love for her artists...(Jez Lowe!)


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Subject: RE: Remember Amy Fonoroff?
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 20 Jul 14 - 06:39 AM

I remember Peter Johnson but not Amy Fonoroff. I wish I had known her! I wonder what part of Ireland did she live in for two years?


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