Ann Wise

WESTFIELD – Ann Elizabeth (Robinson) Wise, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, July 27th, in Westfield. Ann was born to Lester J. and Helen (Pomeroy) Robinson on September 27, 1927, in Westfield, MA. A lifelong resident, Ann attended Westfield Public Schools and graduated from Westfield State College in 1949 with a degree in Elementary Education. Ann spent her first year teaching in Agawam and was hired by Westfield Public Schools in 1950. For the next 38 years, Ann was a primary grade teacher (her favorite grades to teach being kindergarten and second) to hundreds of children at Prospect Hill School. Upon her retirement, a parade was held in her honor on June 16, 1988, with Ann being declared, “Queen of the Hill”. Along with her passion for teaching, Ann was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, playing the piano, solving crossword puzzles, cheering on the Red Sox, collecting teddy bears, wintering in New Smyrna Beach, and all things purple. Ann is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews: Mindy (Kellogg) Camyre (Peter), Paul Kellogg (Pam), Bob Kellogg, Michael Robinson (Elizabeth), Kathleen Hedge (Bryan), and Pam Robinson (Keith Leblanc). As well as great nieces and nephews Dan and Marissa Kellogg, Connor Hedge (Crystal), Kara Hedge (Jim Nolan), Tory Hedge, Andy Robinson, Michael Champagne, great-great niece Kensley Hedge, and Layla King, In addition, Ann will be missed by her Mahoney family: Kathryn Milligan, Joanne and Allen Maloney, Eileen and James Jachym, Susan and David Castanera, Daniel and Marsela Mahoney, and Anne and Thomas Bondur, along with their families, and her special friend and caregiver Kathy Buffum. Ann was predeceased by her sister Lois and her husband David, her brother Robert and his wife Carol, and her loving companion Dan “Spin” Mahoney. Mindy and Kathy would like to extend a special thank you to Ann’s caregivers at The Arbors and The Westfield Center who treated Ann with the dignity and respect she so deserved. A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 2, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Bartlett Street, Westfield, followed by burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield. A visiting hour will be held prior to the mass from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s memory to the Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085

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