EAST NECK ROAD IN NOBLEBORO - Ann Reed, 81, of Nobleboro and East Boothbay, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2015 at her home on the East Neck Road in Nobleboro.
She was born in Bangor, Maine on September 28, 1933, the daughter of Donald W. and Jeannette C. Reed. She graduated from MCI high school, and from Farmington State Teachers' College with a bachelor's degree in Education. Ann taught kindergarten and 1st grade for 33 years in Skowhegan, Searsport and Belfast.
Ann loved spending summers at her cottage overlooking the Damariscotta River. She enjoyed writing and illustrating children's stories, and completed hundreds of drawings and paintings. She was a member of the Old Bristol Garden Club, the Nobleboro Historical Society and Clam Shell Quilters. She was also a long time member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, serving since 1969.
She was predeceased by her mother and father; sister, Jane Reed; and brother, Edwin Reed.
Ann lived for the past thirty years with the late Ken and Flora Gray, and was considered part of the family. As such, she is survived by John and Penny Gray and their sons, Stephen and Michael, all of Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also survived by her beloved Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Jenny
Ann will be buried in the family lot at the Riverside Cemetery in Orono, Maine in the spring. In lieu of flowers, Ann requested donations be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, PO Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.