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.