Anne L. Springer, age 101, a woman of deep faith, was called home on September 17, 2018. Anne, a resident of Jefferson, Maine, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the past 15 years, enjoyed a fulfilling and well lived life. She was the oldest of 10 children and took over a mothering role for her siblings when their mother died at the age of 50. She was deeply loved by all her brothers and sisters.
Anne attended Punchard High School in Andover, MA and graduated in the Class of 1935. She married Leslie G. Springer in 1940 and they made their home in Leslie’s hometown of Plympton, MA. Shortly after their marriage, Leslie was called to serve in the Army overseas during World War II. Upon his return, they started their family of 5 children and in 1959 established a general store in Plympton that included the best tasting homemade ice cream on the Massachusetts south shore, aptly called Anne’s Homemade Ice Cream.
Leslie and Anne retired to their farm in Jefferson, Maine in 1976 where they spent countless hours renovating the homestead and grooming the fields for their large gardens. They also built a winter home in Vero Beach, Florida that provided many happy years gathering with friends and family. Both Leslie and Anne were hard workers and always had projects to tackle. Anne expressed her creativity in many ways. She took up oil painting in her 50’s and continued to paint until her death. She enjoyed acrylic and water color painting also, many of which she gifted to her family and friends. She also enjoyed creative cooking and rug hooking and was an avid reader.
Anne remained active in the St. Denis Seniors Group, enjoying the many friendships formed with her faith community. Anne’s steadfast faith was the ballast that supported her throughout her life. A lifelong dream became a reality when she visited Rome in 2004 at the age of 88 and also traveled to the Grand Canyon, Oregon and many visits to Florida. She lived her life with grace, acceptance and generosity.
Anne is predeceased by her husband, Leslie and her son William. Her loving family includes her son David and his wife Gale of Clermont, FL, son Richard and wife Maureen of Plympton, MA, son Earl T. and wife Lois of W. Barnstable, MA, daughter Marian and husband Bill of Jefferson, ME, and daughter-in-law Ana of Vero Beach, FL. Anne was also the proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Denis Catholic Church, 298 Grand Army Road, in Whitefield, followed by a reception at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s name to St. Michael’s Parish, Re: St. Denis Church, 24 Washington Street, Augusta, ME 04330, Transfiguration Hermitage, 205 Windsor Neck Road, Windsor, ME 04363, or Maine General Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04363.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.
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