HATFIELD - Ann K. Mooney, 71, of 14 Circle Drive, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a brief illness.
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Ann was born April 28, 1942, in Northampton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (Felenzer) Kuchyt.
She leaves her dear brother Edward Kuchyt and his wife Ruth of Hatfield; her sister-in-law Paula Carlson and her husband Joseph of Wallingford, Vt.; two Aunts; two nephews; and several cousins. She also leaves many dear friends and her "family" at Our Lady of the Hills Parish.
Her husband Albert Mooney predeceased her.
She was raised in Northampton, attending local schools and graduated from Northampton High School. Ann furthered her education, graduating from the former Northampton Commercial College and secured a job with Northampton Gas & Light. She worked as a secretary and later as an administrative assistant with the Gas & Electric Company which later became Massachusetts Electric. Ann retired in 1997.
She had lived in Hatfield since 2003, moving near her family. She had previously lived in Ashfield for over 20 years with her late Husband, Albert Mooney.
She was a devoted communicant of Our Lady of the Hills Parish in Haydenville. Ann was very active in her parish, serving as a greeter and volunteering her time and talents to the many church functions including the annual craft fair. Her love of knitting was evident in the various items that she created for family and friends and also donated to the church craft fair. Baby sweater and hat sets, scarves, afghans, sweaters and shawls were just some of the sought after items she lovingly knitted and donated to support her parish. Ann displayed and sold her knitted wares at the Hatfield Book Club Craft Fair and was a regular for many years at their event.
Ann loved birds and her backyard was an oasis for many different species, especially bluebirds which seemed to spread their song, this was a safe haven. She would often be woken in the morning by a bluebird pecking at the window, patiently waiting for a bite to eat.
Calling hours for Ann will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at our Lady of the Hills Church, Haydenville. Burial will follow in St. Mary's cemetery in Haydenville.
Donations in Ann's memory may be made to the
Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on May 2, 2013