EGAN, ANN MARIE
Ann Marie Egan died peacefully at home Friday, April 13, 2018, after an inspiring and courageous battle with cancer. Anni was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on November 5, 1962, to the late Edward and Patricia Silva. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Timothy Egan, two brothers, Edward Silva, and James Silva, three sisters, Patricia Silva, Mary Isaacs, and Theresa McNeil, and many nieces and nephews.
Anni was a longtime educator, having taught at Bell Elementary, Bronson Elementary, and for the past 13 years was the Principal at The Healthy Learning Academy in Jonesville. The success of HLA is testament to her dedication and enthusiasm for education. She loved her students so much and they loved her in return. The kids enjoyed going to school and were eager to learn. HLA embodies principles that Anni has always held dear. A healthy mind and a healthy body are closely connected. The school incorporates yoga, PE, and plenty of outdoor activities to stimulate learning.
Anni was a shining star of joy and happiness. She lived her life to the fullest and had fun while working hard at everything she put her mind to. Some of her greatest enjoyment came from dancing, singing karaoke, watching the Rays and the Gator baseball team, and spending time at the beach with Tim. Her enthusiasm and optimism was infectious and she influenced so many people. Her smile could light up the darkest day and her upbeat attitude was contagious.
A Celebration of Anni's life will be held at the Newberry Municipal Building, 25420 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry, on May 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Florida Cancer Center Foundation, or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL.
Published by Gainesville Sun from Apr. 17 to Apr. 20, 2018.