Let the memory of Hannah be with us forever.
This site is in memory of our beloved Hannah Kathleen Turgeon who touched the lives of many, and is forever in our hearts. Please add to it with your thoughts, memories and photos.  

Hannah Kathleen Turgeon, 27, of Denver, Colorado, was suddenly and tragically taken from us too soon while visiting South Bend Indiana on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Born in Inglewood/Los Angeles California on Christmas Day, 1991, Hannah was the daughter of Paul and Debra Turgeon (nee Walsh).  She will be missed by her siblings Riley (Sarah) and Ella, grandmother Greta Walsh, niece Audrey Baird-Turgeon, Aunts/Uncles Laurie, Mimi, Leo (Mike), Steve (Jean), Mike (Mindy), Pat (Hope), Mark and Marilyn, and many cousins. She is predeceased by her grand-parents Doctors Leo and Kathleen Turgeon and James Walsh.

Raised in the Westchester area of Los Angeles, Hannah attended Notre Dame Academy Los Angeles and was active in the Girl Scouts where she earned the top honor Girl Scouts Gold Award. Hannah moved east and graduated in 2014 with Magna Cum Laude Honors from the University of Notre Dame. She was very proud to be amongst the third generation Turgeons to become Fighting Irish. After college Hannah moved to and worked in Chicago, then eventually relocated to Denver Colorado. She was most recently serving as Executive Assistant to Denver businessman and former state treasurer candidate Brian Watson.  

Loving her new environment in Denver, Hannah spent plenty of time outdoors hiking and enjoying the Colorado scenery.  The beauty of her natural surroundings further inspired her creativity found in Hannah’s hand-crafted greeting cards business. A kind and loving individual, Hannah was loved by all who knew her. Hers was a young, happy life that was filled with friends and family, and with a bright future.

Hannah always kept her family closest to her heart, always in touch.  She connected with them frequently, whether flying home for family gatherings in southern California or joining in on family trips. Notre Dame football games were top of list, right up there with Hawaii.

Funeral mass will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019, 11am, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 7390 West Manchester Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 90045. Reception immediately following in the Pastor's Plaza at St. Anastasia.  Many are choosing to wear blue, gold or green (or Notre Dame attire). The family welcomes this participation, which is completely optional.

 The Hannah K. Turgeon Memorial Scholarship Fund at her beloved University of Notre Dame.                                                                                                                                        ONLINE: Go to: https://giving.nd.edu/                                                                                        ~ Enter donation amount                                                                                              - Click “Continue”                                                                                                                      ~Click “Giving Societies or Other Areas”                                                                                    - -Scroll to bottom -- click “Other” then click “Continue”                                                             ~  -Enter “Hannah K. Turgeon Memorial Scholarship” where it says to “specify how your gift should be designated”                                                                                                              --  -Additional Details About My Gift:                                                                                            -----Enter: “Hannah K. Turgeon Memorial Scholarship”                                                                   ~ -Click “Continue”                                                                                                                         ---Enter name and contact information                                                                                             IGNORE “In Memory Of” area                                                                                                   ~Click arrow for “Matching Gift Info” (if your employer will be matching your contribution)      and enter requested information.                                                                                               ~ -Check out – click on Credit Card or PayPal payment options.         
 or  CHECK payable to University of Notre Dame mailed to :                                                              1251 N. Eddy Street South Bend, ID 46617                                                                                   ATTN: Amy Plotkin                                                                                                                         Memo field: “Hannah K. Turgeon Memorial Scholarship”
Once fully endowed, this fund will provide much needed sup-port to students of McGlinn Hall – Hannah’s dorm, students from Los Angeles and Denver, and students who volunteer in local South Bend schools. While at McGlinn, Hannah started a big/little sister program with a local elementary school to “get to know the girls outside of the classroom so that we could better understand their needs inside of the classroom when we tutor them during the week.”
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Posted by Caroline Ramsey on October 15, 2019
Hannah and I studied abroad in Rome in 2013 together. She was such a lovely, inclusive, warm, bubbly, and funny person. She was always up for any adventure and she brought joy and light to those around her. I am so sorry for your loss. She talked about her siblings and family all the time. Please know Hannah and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Katie Jung on October 15, 2019
Hannah was my freshman year roommate. In the summer before starting at Notre Dame, we traded EXTREMELY lengthy messages about our mutual love for The Office, favorite board games, go-to chocolate peanut-butter flavored snacks, and of course, Hannah’s love of Christmas. At that time, when I was so nervous to be leaving home and starting college, I couldn’t have asked for a better roommate than Hannah. She was the embodiment of selfless love, and it was impossible not to feel cared for when she was there.

I cling to the memories I have of her - dances, our spring break trip, the many dining hall meals and nights spent talking from our beds after the lights were out, football games and tailgates since graduating. These memories are bittersweet but ultimately fill me with that same special enthusiastic warmth that I will always associate with Hannah. I feel lucky to have known her.
Posted by Meredith Houska on October 15, 2019
Hannah and I met while volunteering on a trip to Appalachia/West Virginia in the fall of 2012 and became fast friends - as she did with everyone she met. No one could make you feel so special just for simply existing. Every time we saw each other I was greeted with a screech and a giant hug far bigger than her petite frame should've allowed. In West Virginia, we hosted a Christmas dinner (in October) after finding some Christmas decorations in storage just because it was Hannah's favorite holiday. That kind of joy and unabashed enthusiasm for silliness came across in everything she did. Hannah, I love you so much and will do all that I can to make everyone I come across feel as special as you made me feel.
Posted by Katie Marshall on October 15, 2019
Hannah and I studied abroad and lived together in Rome. She was such a joy to be around and was one of the bubbliest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. I can distinctly remember eating Nutella late into the night together, getting homesick together, and experiencing so much great art together. Her love for her family and friends was incredibly clear - she talked about how much she missed Ella nearly daily. I am so unbelievably sorry for your loss. Please know that her Rome friends love her.
Posted by Robert Coleman on October 15, 2019
I am terribly sorry to hear of Hannah's passing. I knew of her as one of our art history majors, although she did not take my courses. I know my colleagues thought very highly of her. Please accept by sincerest condolences.
Robert R. Coleman
Professor Emeritus, Art History
Dept. of Art, Art History, and Design
Univeristy of Notre Dame
Posted by Kelsie Burnett on October 15, 2019
Hannah and I studied abroad together in Rome, Italy. We traveled together to Florence, Prague, and so many other places. She was absolutely the sweetest girl I have ever met. She was bubbly, smart, and full of sunshine. She was always there for a conversation that started small and turned deep in the end. We all knew how much she treasured her family. Her ROME 2013 friends love her and miss her greatly.
Posted by President, ND Club Of Den... on October 15, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Hannah. Many prayers for the whole family during this time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to honor Hannah.
Yours in faith,
DawnMarie Schwappach

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