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Anne Shipman MacFarland


1950 - 2014 Obituary Condolences Gallery


Anne Shipman MacFarland of Wellesley, MA died March 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late Phillip MacFarland, mother of Kate and Natalie, and grandmother of Henri Phillip Robert. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Dana Shipman, sister of Harry Shipman of Newark, DE, and sister-in-law of Valerie Bergeron, James MacFarland, Lisa Farmer, Elizabeth and Marshall Schlosberg, Andrew MacFarland, Aida Saihi, and Joseph MacFarland. She also leaves her nieces and nephews; Alice, Tom, Morgan, Trevor, Deia, Rachel, and Ben, as well as many cousins. Born February 24, 1950 in Hartford, CT, she was a graduate of Oxford School in West Hartford, CT ('68), Cornell University ('72), and Southern Connecticut State University. She was joyously married to Phillip in September, 1972. Anne was a technology analyst with her own business, following a rich and varied career in library science, historical archives, and technology. She loved playing music, gardening, knitting, books, and her friends and family. She had a full and happy life. A memorial service will be held on April 26, 2014 at 1pm at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steep Rock Association of Washington, CT, the Stowe Center of Hartford, CT, or the Wellesley Food Pantry.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 19 to Apr. 20, 2014
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