Anne Marie Parsons, 83, of Castine, passed away surrounded by her family at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Tuesday, June 16. 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.
Born Feb. 7, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., 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, Mich., where she was elected to the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee.
After moving to Brockport, N.Y., 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 and was a candidate for town supervisor. She and her husband traveled extensively, visiting several European countries including Czechoslovakia, where all four of her grandparents were born.
After their retirement, she moved to Castine, where she and her husband became active in leadership roles in the Universalist Unitarian Congregation. Anne was also a 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 a.m. on Friday, June 26. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to UUCC, P.O. Box 520, Castine, ME 04421.
Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services (mitchelltweedie-young.com).