To Mr. Sullivan, Anne’s siblings and extended family,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
A mutual friend aptly described Anne as “an old soul”. One of the most independent and intelligent women I’ve ever known, Anne travelled to places she found interesting, full of history and diverse cultures. I’m not sure she ever took a “relaxing on the beach with an umbrella drink” type of vacation! She enjoyed many musical genres including classical, loved old movies, and experimenting with cooking new dishes. During our time as roommates, she expanded my knowledge of the arts (though I was less adventurous trying her new recipes).
Our communications were less frequent as the years progressed but, when we did get together, it was like I had seen her yesterday. We’d compare notes ranging from our jobs, families, Roslindale, religion, even the dreaded politics topic. I feel lucky to have had a genuine friendship that endured over decades.
I last saw Anne about a year ago and learned how increasing fragile her health had become. Even still, it’s still hard to believe she’s no longer with us. Anne resembled her Mom so much; I like to think they’re together now sharing a cup of tea.
Please be sure to let me know when the celebration of life is scheduled.
Thinking of all of you, Carol Jankun Hammond
A candle was lit in remembrance