Anne Louise (Moriarty) Magee

Anne Louise (Moriarty) Magee, beloved Mother, Nana, and great-grandmother, 90, formerly of Newport, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, after a long illness, at Life Care Center of Melbourne, FL. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

She was the wife of the late Francis Robert Magee. They were married for 60 years.

Born September 27, 1922 in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and May (Quinn) Moriarty. She was an only child and she and her dog, Sandy, a Scottish terrier, enjoyed many years together.

She received a silver medal, her freshman year at Rogers HS for the highest grades. Even though she was accepted at Pembroke College at Brown University, she wanted to attend URI with her friends. She graduated from the University of R.I. which she entered at the age of 16. She worked at the Post Office for a number of years and then took courses at Salve Regina University to become a teacher.

Anne was an avid stamp collector and a competitive bridge player. She was a sports enthusiast, cheering for the Celtics, Patriots and also a fan of golf and professional tennis. She enjoyed many years at third beach with her circle of friends. She loved swimming, especially the backstroke. Pink was her favorite color. She even had her house in Newport painted pink.

After retiring, she spent her winters in Sun City Center, FL with her husband, Bob. This was a very happy time for both of them. While they were there, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with many friends and relatives.

Mrs. Magee was a teacher at Sheffield School and Miss Collings School of Newport for 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She is survived by her children, Francis R. Magee, Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Palm Coast, FL, Thomas H. Magee and his wife, Christina, of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Barbara A. Berube of Plymouth, MA and Mary E. Magee of Newport, RI: and four grandchildren, Melissa Berube, Michael Berube, Erin Magee and Alison Magee. She is survived by one great-grandchild, Nathan Berube.

Calling hours will be held on, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 8 - 9:30 am, in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Her funeral will follow, at 9:30 am, from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, in St. Joseph's Church, Broadway and Mann Avenue, Newport, RI. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Lane, Middletown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Joseph's Church or the .

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2012