of Winthrop passed away peacefully into eternal rest at the age of 77. She was loved by so many people both family and friends who watched over her and cared for her. She attended Saint John‘s School and enjoyed Scouts, dance, elocution lessons, sewing class and crafts as a child. She was “famous“ for her baking skills especially her chocolate chip squares, chocolate cake and snickerdoodles! She loved her town of Winthrop and walked everywhere meeting and talking with others. She liked starting her day at the Cafe Delight for her coffee, reading the newspaper and chatting.
Anne Marie worked at the Chelsea Naval Hospital Laundry, as a messenger in Boston, and as a cafeteria worker at an elementary school in Winthrop. When she retired, the Winthrop Senior Center was her favorite place to be and she was the first one there in the morning. She liked line dancing, exercising, and helping to set up the trays for lunch. Food was more than something to eat for Anne Marie.
She enjoyed going to different restaurants and tried some new places with the Red Hatters. She liked getting ice cream at Twist and Shake and then sitting at the Landing, Deer Island, or Piers Park to watch the planes and boats. Anne loved her family and she was so loved by them.
She leaves her brother, Stephen A. Faria, Jr., her sister, Mary and husband John Joyce, her nieces, Katie Joyce, Meghan Tozer (David) and nephew, Brian Joyce (Ali). She had three great nieces, Amie, Ella, and Clare, a great nephew, Jonathan and many cousins.
Remember Anne Marie for the special person that she was and for the strength that she showed despite all her life challenges!
There will be a Celebration of Life Service in the First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist 217 Winthrop St. Winthrop on Saturday, October 1st at 1PM. Visiting hour prior to the service will be from 12-1PM. Parking available in the Kirby Funeral Home lot across the street. Interment will follow in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section) at the end of Kennedy Dr.-Winthrop. Please wear red, Anne Marie’s favorite color and share a memory of Anne Marie at the service. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Winthrop Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street or First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist, 217 Winthrop Street, where Anne Marie enjoyed bible study, services, friendship and refreshments.