Anne Moriarty Packard

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Anne Moriarty Packard, 95 years old, of Quincy, Massachusetts, formerly of Manchester, passed away at home peacefully surrounded by her loving family Jan. 9, 2019.

Anne was the daughter of Thomas Moriarty and Catherine (Shea) Moriarty of County Kerry, Ireland. She grew up in Thompsonville and graduated in 1941 from Cathedral High School in Springfield. Over the years, she was employed in a variety of positions at Connecticut General Insurance Co., Cheney Brothers, and Southern New England Telephone. In 1964, she graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and began a 30-year nursing career starting at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was passionate about nursing and was a very compassionate caregiver, always putting her patients first. Indeed, she inspired her daughter, Sheila, to follow in her nursing footprints.

Anne was predeceased by her parents; her three brothers, Andrew, Thomas, and John Francis Moriarty; and sister, Mary (Moriarty) Brink. She was also predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Packard; her daughter, Dr. Sheila Packard; and her infant son, Joseph Packard.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Patricia Packard and her wife, Lynne Rosenburg; as well as her son, Attorney Stephen Packard and his wife, Eileen, and their four children, Stephen Packard Jr., Sheila (Packard) Williams and her husband, Robert, James Packard, and Brian Packard. In addition, she leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Moira and Robert Williams. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Katherine Fitzgerald; her dear friend, Margaret Gill; and several loving nieces, nephews, and their spouses and children, for whom she was always "Aunt Toots."

Anne was a great dancer her whole life, beginning as the lone female tap dancer in the "Jolly Thirteen" dancing troupe in Thompsonville back in 1930. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and loved family gatherings. She also loved Irish music, and any song by Frank Sinatra. There was nothing that she liked better than to have a party and a good laugh. During the past eight years while she lived in Quincy she had many a great time. She was a regular at the Fox and Hound where everyone knew and loved her. She also had many laughs in Ogunquit, Maine, especially at the Front Porch.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy, Friday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the funeral home Saturday morning at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Jan. 12, in Holy Trinity Parish in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea St., Quincy, at 10 a.m.

Burial will take place Monday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Cemetery, 1558 King St., Enfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be made to Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.

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Quincy, MA 02170
(617) 773-3551
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2019
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