Spanning Three Centuries of Service

16 Shea Place ~ New Rochelle, NY 10805

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Dr. Anne M. Gargan

Anne Massey Gargan, Ed.D. November 7, 1939 –May 1, 2017
Dr. Anne Massey Gargan died peacefully at her home in Sutton Manor, New Rochelle where she lived happily for many years. She was born Bronx, N.Y. to Helen and Richard Massey on November 7, 1939. She was the loving wife of Terence Gargan whom she married December 26, 1963, the cherished mother of Richard and his wife, Dawn Gargan, and the proud and adoring Nana of Shannon Anne Gargan who gave her so much joy and happiness. Anne’s three major passions were her family and home, her career in education, and sailing and boating. Anne’s love for her family and home were legendary. Her brilliant sparkle of love and generosity made her beautiful home, that she shared graciously with her family and legions of friends, the center of so many joy filled celebrations for almost any occasion, holidays, birthdays, friends and family get togethers with good company, good food and drink and great fun. Her teaching career spanned her entire adult life. Starting as a fifth grade teacher in the south Bronx, Anne rose up the ladder and became a school principal and eventually an Assistant Superintendent in her district. Upon her retirement from the New York City Board of Education, Anne joined the faculty of Fordham University where she earned her Doctorate. Anne also held Master’s Degrees from N.Y.U and Manhattan College where she served as president of the Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi Honor societies. Upon retiring from Fordham, Anne became an educational consultant and continued to bring her passions of educational excellence, staff leadership and student Literacy to numerous New York City and Westchester County School Districts until the time of her death. Anne’s third passion was sailing and boating. She, Terry and Richie sailed together for many years on their ketch, the Snow Goose. Even after Anne and Terry purchased their beloved Nordic Tug, She bought a sailboat, the Mary Anne and enjoyed sailing up and down the New England coast. They flew with the wind, found safe harbors in storms and put down anchor to share a well earned glass of wine and wonderful food after an exhilarating day while the boat rocked gently at rest. Anne travelled all over the world, with friends and family and enjoyed the culture and beauty of all she beheld. Anne was our bright shining light who saw the world with rose colored glasses and childlike delight in every discovery. Anne, so greatly beloved for your generosity and enthusiasm…you will be so missed by so many. Please shine your light on us. You will be in our hearts forever.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11am-12:45pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle with a Memorial Mass to follow at 1pm at Holy Name Church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to The New Rochelle Humane Society at 70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

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