Ann Morrissey

Whether you met her in Connecticut or in Maine, as soon as Ann Morrissey said hello you knew she was from New York, even decades after she left the city behind. Born and raised in Inwood, at the northern tip of Manhattan, Ann spent her youth prowling Manhattan landmarks and was always quick to suggest her favorite itineraries to anyone planning a trip there. 

Ann was 71 when she died on June 7, after several months of failing health.  

Ann started her career in the public sector, at Model Cities in Hartford CT, then she spent time at CSEA ( CT State Employees Association) before joining Connecticut Bank & Trust as head of Market Research. A highly skilled manager, she quickly rose through the ranks, holding senior positions in marketing and retail banking before becoming Executive Vice President in charge of Operations for Bank of New England. 

When Bank of New England closed, in Renaissance woman mode, Ann went on to get two Master’s Degrees in English at Trinity College and Wesleyan University. Ann became an expert on Jane Austen and, on moving to Maine, became head of the Maine Jane Austen Society. Ann was in process of writing a book titled What You Should Read After You Read Jane Austen. In recent years Ann also worked as a volunteer organizing donated archival material for the University of Southern Maine. 

An important part of Ann’s life in Maine was her participation in a Fellowship Small Group, a part of the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth. 

Ann was known as Nancy by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary and her older brother Shaun Morrissey. Nancy is survived by her younger brother, David Morrissey. Nancy is also survived by her nephew Michael Morrissey; niece Mary Morrissey; and sisters-in-law Peggy Morrissey and Laurette Morrissey. She is also survived by two lifelong friends and cousins Deirdre Steiner and Steve Morrissey. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Burial will be Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, Connecticut at a later date.

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0 #4 Barbara Ahearn 2017-07-06 23:41
It is so hard to breath yet, Nancy, when confronted here by the total sadness that you are gone from us. You and I went back to forever ago, friends and cousins from the beginning. I smile as I remember the times you led as we prowled downtown NY, as so truly written. Our roaming escapades ranged from Good Shepherd to Selma, Alabama with so many memories tucked in between. I will miss you.
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+1 #3 Dave Robbins 2017-06-19 22:42
I had the pleasure of working for and with Ann many years ago during her time at CBT. We shared many stories of Inwood and also the difficult times in the latter days of the bank. I will cherish those days and her Iriish wit. May she rest in peace.
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+1 #2 Kathy Pol 2017-06-19 22:21
Dear David, Laurette and family,
I am deeply saddened by Ann’s passing. We were friends for 50 years. In fact, I still remember when I first met you, David; you and Tiny met me at the bus stop in West Hartford in order to walk me to your home for a visit. Ann and I shared so much over five decades; we shared our families, friends, aspirations, convictions; we had many laughs – and also shed tears. Her friendship has been has been an integral part of my own life. I will miss her dearly but am grateful for the years we enjoyed. My thoughts are with you and other family members. Fondly, Kathy
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+1 #1 Donald J Flynn 2017-06-19 13:47
I am saddened by this news.
Ann was a colleague at CBT and a wonderful person to know.
My sympathy to her family.
Donald J Flynn
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