Ballston Spa, NY – Noelle Sarah Johnsen died in a car accident Saturday night January 7, 2012. She had just turned 17 on December 27.
An intelligent young woman, Noelle was ready to graduate early from Ballston Spa High School and attend Post University in CT. She had earned a full scholarship and was excited to become an equestrian lawyer. Noelle’s passion was her life path. Her gift, her solace, and her joy was working with horses.
Noelle is predeceased by her loving grandparents, Sarah (Minna) and Ed (Papa) Johnsen, Mildred (Nana) Johnsen and Jean (Gram) Franklin.
Noelle is survived by her parents, Melody Scaia, Jim Hathaway and Eric and Sally Johnsen; stepsiblings, David, Shane and Nicole Hathaway; grandparents, Frank Scaia, John and Dale DeMartino, Papa and Mama Hathaway and Prather and Patricia Palmer; aunts and uncles, Eddie (Melissa) Johnsen, Jenn (Bob) Goodfellow, Cathie Joyce, Lori Johnsen, Carlos (Brandie) Calderon, Chris (Steph) Ward, Bob (Leah) Kane, Eric (Johnna) Guido, Kris Lee Scaia, Bonnie Scaia, Bonnie Barr and Thad (Mo) Palmer; cousins, Danitra and Scaia Calderon, Abby and Cheyenne Ward, Robert Kane III, Gianna Guido, Alex and Tiffany Scaia, Kevin, Jess and Timmy Goodfellow, Christina and Margot Joyce, Keliann Kirby, Ryan and Brady Johnsen and Evan, Tallia and Cole Palmer.
Noelle is also survived by many close friends and we thank all of them for their kinship, support and love for our Noelle, she will never be forgotten.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 12, 2012, at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions can be made to the Noelle Johnsen Memorial Fund at Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company, 91 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Noelle’s love of horses will be celebrated with a stall in her name at the Equine Advocates Sanctuary. Any remaining funds will go into the Noelle Johnsen Scholarship Fund.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.