Sunderland, Ma.- Ann Marie Floyd passed away at her home peacefully with
her brother and sister-in-law present on her birthday, October 5,2016. Born in
Danvers, Massachusetts on the 5th of October, 1937, she was the
daughter of Richard Gilmore Floyd and Lillian Ann Stewart Floyd.
Ann graduated from Massachusetts
General Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1958. At Massachusetts General she
worked as an assistant Head Nurse and a Surgical Nurse Supervisor.
She moved to Granby, Mass. in the mid 70’s and lived there until 2010. From
that time until her death she lived in Sunderland, Mass.
In addition to her training as a
nurse, Ann held a Bachelors of General Studies (1974) and a Master’s Degree in
American Colonial History (1984) from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst. As an animal lover, Ann was a founding member and longtime Board
Member of PAWS of Granby. She was also a member of the Western Mass. Gardeners
Association, serving as president of the organization from 1998-2000. She was
an active member of the First Congregational Church of Amherst since May of the
organization from 1998- 2000. An enjoyer
of life, Ann had lifelong interest in gardening and nature, and was very
grateful for her family and her First Church community.
Ann is survived by her brother
Richard Loyd and sister-in-law Shirley Mietlicki-Floyd of Deerfield, a nephew
David S. Floyd and his son Zackary Floyd of York, Maine, a niece Laurel Ann
Roberts and her husband Timothy of Freedom, New Hampshire, a great niece
Lillian Ann Tessier of Keene, New Hampshire and several cousins.
Per Ann’s wish there will be no
funeral service. However a Memorial Service will be held at a date yet to be
determined. The Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield has charge of
arrangements. Donations in her memory may be made to either the Food Bank of
Western Massachusetts or to the Pocumtuck Valley Museum Association (PVMA) at Historic Deerfield.
Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com