Ann Therese (Miller) Waslick (1932 - 2014)

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NORTHAMPTON - Ann Therese (Miller) Waslick, 81, of Stilson Avenue, Florence, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born Oct. 7, 1932, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Rockett) Miller. She was a lifelong resident of Northampton, attended public schools in Northampton, and was a graduate of Northampton High School class of 1950.

After graduating high school, she attended nursing school at Springfield Hospital for three years and upon graduation, worked as a registered nurse for 38 years. She worked briefly at Northampton State Hospital, before spending the bulk of her working life, 32 years, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She spent the last six years of her career as a nurse at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Northampton, retiring in 1994.

She spent her retirement years with her husband, engaged in a variety of activities. She was able to travel to many places, including Ireland in 1994, and made multiple trips to favorite destinations such as Wells Beach, Maine, and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. She loved visits from her children and grandchildren, and attended their sporting events and art performances. Her favorite free-time activities included gardening, working on her house, completing crossword puzzles, listening to music, attending theater performances, watching her favorite television show, Jeopardy, and following her favorite professional sports team, the Boston Red Sox. She especially loved holiday gatherings with her immediate and extended families.

She was a lifelong communicant of Annunciation Chapel of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish of Northampton, formerly the Annunciation Parish. She was an active member and former treasurer of the Northampton St. Patrick's Association. In her younger years, she was a supporter of several youth sports and recreation organizations, a volunteer at J.F.K. Middle School Library, and a Brownie troop leader.

Ann is survived by her best friend and husband of 57 years, William W. Waslick; her daughter Jan Wilcox and husband Steven Wilcox of Hudson, N.H.; her son Mark Waslick of Florence; her son Dr. Bruce Waslick and wife Dr. Terri Griffin of Longmeadow; her son William C. Waslick and wife Paige Waslick of Hudson, N.H.; her daughter Beth Callahan and husband David Callahan of Florence; her beloved sister Patricia Ahearn and husband Michael Ahearn of Northampton; her beloved brother Robert Miller and wife Patz Miller of Hatfield; her beloved sisters-in-law Alice ""Cherrie"" Miller of Florence, and Genevieve ""Gen"" Miller of West Springfield; her grandchildren Jennifer Snyder, Sarah Garbarz, Sergeant Bryan Wilcox, Derek Waslick, Lauren Waslick, Madeline Waslick, Maria Waslick, Emma Waslick, Michelle Waslick, Matthew Callahan, Maxwell Waslick and Jonathan Callahan; her great-grandchildren Paige, Kamren, Jacob, Lyllah, and Scarlett; and her great-great-grandson Jordan. Ann was also a beloved aunt, great-aunt, and godmother to a large extended family.

She was predeceased by her siblings John Miller, Mary Miller, Charles Miller, Jean Leiberwirth, Richard ""Duke"" Miller, and George Miller, and beloved granddaughter Jennifer Wilcox.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ahearn Funeral Home on Bridge Road in Northampton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, at 9 a.m., followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Annunciation Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish of Northampton.

Donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Survival Center of Northampton and the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Northampton.

Ann's family would like to extend a sincere expression of thanks to the palliative care team and nursing staff of North 3 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for their care, compassion and hospitality provided to Ann and her family during her recent hospital stay.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 3, 2014