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Ann (Cosgrove) Ritter

HOLDEN - Ann (Cosgrove) Ritter died on Monday, September 3rd after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Ann is survived by her children; Bobby and Sue Ritter of Middlebury, VT, Bill and Mary Ritter, and Patty and David Swanson of Holden, MA; and her much loved nine grandchildren; Katie, Chrissy, Bobby, Matthew, Brian, Christopher, Molly, Connor and Griffin. She also leaves two sisters, Patricia Haskell and Jane and George Shea. Ann was predeceased by her sisters Kathleen Kelleher and Alice McCann.

Born in Worcester, Ann was the daughter of Walter and Alice Cosgrove, and grew up part of a large and lively contingent of Cosgrove cousins. She spent her childhood in West Boylston and graduated from Ascension High School and Anna Maria College. Ann moved to Holden to raise her family, which she did with laughter and love. She was an active volunteer in youth sports organizations and treasured being on the sidelines for her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. After family, Ann's passion was golf. Having spent much of her childhood at Green Hill, she followed her mother's lead and was active in many local golf organizations, ultimately serving as president of the Worcester County Women's Golf Association. She loved to play, especially with her sisters, and passed her deep love of the game to her family. She worked until her retirement at O'Brien and Gibbons, among colleagues who loved and supported her during her illness.

Ann's family is grateful for the loving care provided and the friendships developed with the team at Oriol Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Rossetti Junior Golf Program at Green Hill Golf Course, 1929 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA, 01605.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester is directing arrangements.

As a reminder to the grandchildren, Ann often said "watch your medal" – and so we all shall.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2018
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