- After fighting and overcoming a series of life-threatening illnesses stretching back more than 25 years, Anne lost the most recent battle against peritonitis and died peacefully only a few days after her 81st birthday. She is survived by a son, Nat, and two daughters, Sarah and Kathy, two wonderful grandsons, Dan and David Kelly, and her husband, Maynard, to whom she was married for almost 62 years. She also has a sister, Marian King, and a variety of nieces, nephews, and other more distant relatives.
Anne was born in Rockland and lived for a number of years in the Mystic/Noank, Connecticut, area. But she called Brooklin her home for over half her life, serving as Wooden Boat magazine's Research Director for 30 years. After retiring, The Brooklin Keeping Society, of which she was Curator, became her passion. Helping other people and the organizations she believed in drove her always, but family came first, no matter what.
At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Her ashes will be scattered over the waters she sailed in and so dearly loved. Donations in her name can be made to The Brooklin Keeping Society or The Penobscot Marine Museum.
Published on  February 27, 2018