Anne Marie Parsons, 83, of Castine Maine passed away surrounded by her family at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine, Tuesday, June 16th. She is survived by her husband Lynn, two sons Christopher and Jonathan, daughter-in-law Beverly, granddaughter Alia, step-granddaughter Maegan, and step- grandson Dylan.
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Born February 7th, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska she was the daughter of Herman H. and Anne M. Hruska. She is an Alumna of Central High School in Omaha and Grinnell College in Iowa. Following her graduation in 1958 she earned a Master’s Degree in counselor education from the State University of New York. She and her husband moved to Detroit, Michigan where she was elected to the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee.
After moving to Brockport, New York Anne started a 20 year career at State University of New York at Brockport during which she served as president of the New York College learning skills association. She continued to be active in local Democratic politics was a candidate for town supervisor. She and her husband traveled extensively visiting several European countries including Czechoslovakia were all four of her grandparents were born.
After their retirement, she moved to Castine Maine were she and her husband became active in leadership roles in the Universalist Unitarian Congregation. Anne was also member of the Castine Garden Club, and a proud member of the community. A memorial service will be held at the Castine Cemetery at 11 am on Friday, June 26th. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to UUCC PO Box 520 Castine, Maine 04421. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)