Ann Graves

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WILLIAMSBURG – Ann J. (Sullivan) Graves, passed away Tuesday May 15, 2018 in Leeds.

Born Oct. 17, 1937 in Haydenville, she was the daughter of the late Vera (Galpin) and Joseph J. Sullivan Sr. She married Roger A. Graves of Williamsburg May 4, 1957 at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church (formerly St. Mary's) in Haydenville. She attended Williamsburg schools, graduating from the former Williamsburg High School in 1956. Ann then became the school's secretary until the school regionalized in 1971, at which time she became head secretary in the Principal's Office at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton, a position she held until 1993.

Holding temporary positions, she later became part-time secretary in the law office of Parker and O'Grady in Southampton, a position she held for three years. Ann then became a parttime secretary in the Administrative Office of ServiceNet in Northampton until 2007, remaining associated with ServiceNet for a number of years.

She was a Communicant of Our Lady of the Hills in Haydenville all of her life where she was a greeter and served on various committees. Ann was also a member of the Williamsburg Historical Society, Williamsburg Alumni Association and the friends of Meekins Library in Williamsburg.

Her only sibling, Joseph J. Sullivan Jr. predeceased her in November 2001.

Ann is survived by her husband Roger A. Graves, her sister-in-law Mary (Graves) Doyle of Westhampton, her nephew Raymond Doyle and his wife Joan of Windham, Connecticut, her nieces Kathleen Carter and her husband Charles of Dayton, Ohio and Anna Loven and her husband David of Westhampton, her four great-nieces and two cousins Mary (Galpin) Sweeney and Christine (Ice) Clayton both of Florence.

Ann's Funeral will be Monday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Hills Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Leeds. There are no Calling Hours.

Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the Our Lady of the Hills Renovation Fund, 173 Main St., Haydenville, MA 01039. The Ahearn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on May 18, 2018