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Ann B. Irish

Bay Head

Ann B. Irish, of Bay Head, died peacefully and gracefully at her home on March 30, 2017.

Born in Lansdowne, PA daughter of Helen Walsh & Dr. Cyrus Bigelow, Ann was a graduate of Rosemont College, Bryn Mawr, PA ('57) and went on to teach English at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth, PA. During her post college years, Ann spent weekends in Bay Head where she met and married John. They settled and raised their three children in Basking Ridge, NJ. During her school years, Ann was an avid athlete playing basketball and field hockey. With her love of sports and competitive spirit, she developed a passion for tennis and paddle tennis as a member of the Morristown Field Club and Bay Head Yacht Club.

Never missing a summer at the Jersey Shore, Ann & John retired to Bay Head and she became an active member at the Bay Head Yacht Club, serving on its Board of Trustees.

Ann leaves her husband and best friend of 51 years, John. Son Stephen J. & wife Colleen of Scituate, MA. Son David C. & wife Jill of Chatham, NJ & daughter Susan I. MacCormick & husband Alex of Locust Valley, NY. Her beloved sister, Sr. Jane Bigelow of the Holy Child. Devoted grandmother to Katie, Tim, Ally, Sarah, Molly, Alex, Owen & Annie. The family is so grateful to all her devoted friends that have been by her side over the years, especially her caregivers, Maka Samkharadze and Beth Gilligan.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Bay Head Yacht Club on May 28 at 4:30pm. For mor information please visit www.ob rienfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 9, 2017
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