Lawrence, Mass. – More than four years after their matriarch, Ann, passed away at High Pointe House at age 85, the Tringale family of North Andover is still giving back in her honor at the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice.
Tiffany Tringale and her son, Michael, recently visited High Pointe House in Haverhill to donate more than 200 comfort and personal care items including blankets, cozy socks, and travel-sized toiletries. Michael, a junior at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, coordinated the fundraiser at Culpeppers Pub and Grill in North Andover, which Tiffany and her husband, Jimmy, have owned and operated for 23 years.
“Our customers are so generous,” Tiffany Tringale said. “We are extremely thankful for their continued support, especially since the last two years have been so challenging.”
“It feels good to do something to help other people,” Michael Tringale added.
In fact, Michael’s philanthropic efforts benefiting High Pointe House follow those of his older brother, Christopher. For his Eagle Scout project in 2019, Christopher handcrafted six rocking chairs to make others as comfortable as he felt while visiting his grandmother while also donating $3,085 in funds left over for the project.
Christopher, who had never been to a hospice house prior to visiting his grandmother at High Pointe House, said, “They took really good care of my grandmother and it was a really nice place for families. I wanted to honor my grandmother, the staff who took excellent care of her, and all other patients both present and future with a project that will benefit them.”
Linda Miller, RN, director of hospice services for Merrimack Valley Hospice, said the donated items will “bring all our patients and their loved ones tremendous comfort and warmth.”
“It is always meaningful when community members make a heartfelt contribution to the compassionate care provided by our healthcare professionals,” she said. “Merrimack Valley Hospice is honored that the Tringale family has chosen High Pointe House as the recipient of their annual gifts of time, talent, and treasure.”
About Merrimack Valley Hospice
Merrimack Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit agency providing comfort care and supportive services to patients nearing the end of life and free bereavement services to their families and loved ones. Together with Home Health VNA, the agencies provide a full continuum of home health and hospice care in more than 110 communities throughout northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and southern Maine as York Hospital Hospice.