ANNE HOFMANN
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HOFMANN--Anne J. (nee McGrory), died March 30, 2019 at the age of 67. Anne had various distinguished careers in the public sector. She was a thirty eight year veteran of the NYPL system where she rose to Chief Librarian of the Donnell and Mid Manhattan Library Centers in Manhattan. A former President of the NY Library Association, Anne was the recipient of multiple honors during her years of service. Anne also played a prominent role in the leadership of the American Library Association, where she was the Public Library Association representative. For the past twenty-four years, Anne was a well respected professor of public policy at Baruch College. She was instrumental in building the public affairs department and a pioneer in their online education program. A graduate of Spellman HS and Lehman College, Anne held two master's degrees, an MLS from Queens College and an MPA from Baruch College. She spent nearly 60 years residing on Adrian Ave in the Marble Hill section of New York City where she was a community leader, including Bronx Community Board Eight President. Anne had a passion for gardening, theater, and travel, attending hundreds of Broadway shows and visiting dozens of countries. She frequently visited her parents native Donegal, Ireland, where she will be laid to rest. She is survived by her son, Dennis and grandson, Shane; sister, Mary O'Neill and husband, Brian; brothers, Liam McGrory and wife, Bonnie, Eugene McGrory and wife, Kerrie, Kevin McGrory and wife, Jenny and her nephews, Eamonn and Harry; sister-in-law, Diane and her nephews/nieces, Philip, Christine, Stephen and Kaitlyn. Anne's brother Philip predeceased her as did her parents Margaret and Philip Laurence McGrory. Services will be held at Williams Funeral Home at 5628 Broadway (corner of 232nd Street) on Wednesday April 3rd from 2 - 5 and 7 - 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Margaret of Cortona 6000 Riverdale Ave on Thursday April 4th at 10:45am.


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Published in New York Times on Apr. 2, 2019.
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April 8, 2019
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Jeanne Lamb
April 5, 2019
Love you, Aunt Anne
Daniel Myers
April 4, 2019
My life has been blessed by Anne's friendship. I will never forget her and can only try to be as generous and loving as she has been.
Tara
April 4, 2019
Thank you Anne for being such a wonderful caring and generous cousin. I have so many great memories of the fun times we spent together. Will miss you. May you rest in peace.
Mary Golden
April 4, 2019
My deepest sympathies to all the Hofmann and McGrorey Families! I will always remember Anne's beautiful smile! As a kid growing up in the neighborhood...she was always so kind and generous! God Bless, Elizabeth (Farrell)Kam
April 3, 2019
A Chara,
Thank you for the fond memories you gave us during our visits to New York on numerous occasions which we had the pleasure of your generosity, time and kindness. This now seems so long ago but these memories and your inspiration remains.

And as the old Irish saying goes "...And until we meet again, May God hold you gently in the palm of his hand."
Slán agus beannacht leat!
Marty & Emma Golden
April 3, 2019
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April 2, 2019
You have always been a guiding light full of wisdom, understanding, advice, love,and support. I am grateful that God placed you in my life as my sister-in-law. You were there for me numerous times and I hope that I was able to do that for you too. I have so many wonderful memories of family times together with you in Minnesota, Florida, Texas and New York. Thank you for giving my children such wonderful memories and for all the love you have shown all of us over the years. I miss you. My only regret was not being able to see you once more. I love you very, very much.
THERESA SPECK
April 2, 2019
Thank you Anne for all you have done for me and Kerrie.You where a great big sister who helped me out on many occasions
Love Eugene
April 2, 2019
You will be missed by many people, rest in peace Anne I will always remember yours generosity and kindness you showed to me when you invite me into your home. God bless, Ann Maris
Ann. Marie Glass
April 2, 2019
I will always remember your kindness and generosity to me over many years. Goodbye dear Anne and may you rest in peace - Anne (Buddy), Dublin, Ireland
April 2, 2019
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April 2, 2019
Thank you for being a great sister and a wonderful Aunt. You were an inspiration to so many people, including myself, throughout your life. You will be missed dearly and remembered fondly by all.
Kevin
April 2, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear of your precious loss. May your memories always bring smiles to your faces and comfort to your hearts. And may the God Of All Comfort help you through this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2. May her memory be a blessing.
G.
April 2, 2019
Love and miss you. There will forever be a void and my life won't be the same. Your loving sister
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