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Ann Smyth

Obituary Condolences

Ann Heaney Smyth Age 78, passed away on March 24th, 2011. Ann was born and raised in San Francisco in the Richmond District on 10th Ave. across the street from the Richmond Branch of the public library. She was the loving daughter of Emmett and Gertude Heaney. Ann attended Star of The Sea elementary school as well as Star of The Sea Academy where she was active in basketball, drill team, and student council. Ann graduated from the Saint Mary's School of Nursing in 1953 and proudly wore her school cap each shift until she retired. Ann and her family moved to Marin County where she raised five children; Timothy, Dennis (Deceased), Matthew and wife Kathleen Smyth, Monica and husband Peter Clark, and Alfred. Ann's five children graduated from Redwood High School. She is survived by four of her children, sisters Joan and husband Sherrill Houghton of Windsor, CA and Geraldine and husband Lee (Deceased) La Plante of Sonoma, CA. She has many cousins, all native sons and daughters of San Francisco. Ann was predeceased by her parents, and brothers Edward Heaney, and Robert Heaney, of San Francisco. Ann's five grandchildren, Trevor Smyth, Carly Smyth, Kirby Smyth, Chelsea Clark, and Stephanie Hart loved her dearly and will always remember fondly the Christmas Eve dinners and present openings she hosted. She loved the "Cousin's Party" held each year during the holidays for more than thirty years, and hoped that her grandchildren would continue the tradition. Ann is also survived by many nephews and nieces; Scott and Kay Houghton, Sue and Joe Devine, Jim and Joyce Houghton, Lynn Houghton, Tricia and Darren Line, Joanne Giono, Denise Heaney, Linda Ann Weir, Mark and Connie Fasana, Michelle and Jim Saake, Chris Ann and Bob Daugherty, Dan(Deceased) and Cheyenne Smyth, Sean Smyth, Geoff Smyth, Sam Smyth, David Schappert, and Karen Schappert. She loved them, and all of their children. Ann was a devoted mother and nurse. She loved wearing hats, and was a proud 3rd generation native San Franciscan. Ann leaves behind many friends from High School, College, and life. Friends and Family are asked to attend a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Larkspur, CA on April 8th at 1:00 PM In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, CA.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Mar. 29 to Apr. 3, 2011
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