It is always sad and difficult saying goodbye to someone we love, admire and cherish. Sadly, Ann H. Gill of Plymouth, MA., passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 80.
Born in Boston, Ann and family later moved to Duxbury, MA. where she was a graduate of Marshfield H.S., Class of 1956. She attended Bridgewater State College earning a Bachelor of Science Degree followed by a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University.
She was predeceased in life by her husband of 43 years Eugene F. Gill, Sr., her parents Hans Miller and Ann (McGrath) Hansen, sister, Mary M. Plett, and brother, Michael M. Hansen. She is survived by her three children, Theresa M. Gill, Eugene Gill, Jr., and Patrick Gill, her two grandchildren Sarah and Lucca Gill, her beloved Golden Retriever, MacGrath, her in-laws, nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.
A born caretaker and natural mother, her greatest joy in life was caring for her family. She was well-known for her warm, kind, generous heart and loving spirit in a world of cold shoulders, she was solid in her love for God, for all of her family, and for her many friends and colleagues.
She enjoyed reading, writing, art, poetry, and “mothering” to all who benefited from her kind heart and tender mercy.
She began her teaching career at the Salmond School in Hanover, MA., but the majority of her career was spent as a Primary Grade 2 teacher at the Governor John Carver Elementary School in Carver, MA. She was an accomplished educator with a tireless work ethic, genuine love for students, and tremendous capacity to lead both students and programs forward.
She was an active participant in life and a driving force behind the many tasks she took on whether it was chairing a work related committee or service as a C.C.D. teacher, coach or girl scout leader.
She will forever by remembered in our hearts as a devoted, loving, mother, gifted educator, and loyal best friend to all who were touched by her compassion, self-less sacrifices, intellect, and humor.
There will be a graveside service on Friday November 30th at 10:15AM at Bourne National Cemetery, Connery Ave. in Bourne followed by a Mass celebrating her life at 11:30AM in St. Peter’s Church, 86 Court St. in Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation to the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.