Ann had many passions in life including politics, crossword puzzles, the Boston Red Sox, piano, shopping and a good hamburger shared with a friend. But her main love was first and foremost her family. All her children attended good Catholic grammar schools, excellent catholic high schools and eventually graduated from good colleges or universities. As a single mother this was done at much personal sacrifice but there was never a word spoken of it. Where some parents count the days that they could “kick” their “chicks” out of the nest , Ann’s sense of dedication and loyalty withstood eighty years of hardships, loss, pain and disappointments that would have tried even a Biblical Job of the 22th century. She was a simple woman of simple tastes. A favorite outing for Ann would be checking out the shelves of books while visiting the Andover Bookstore with a friend and then going to the Lantern Brunch for hot dogs.Other times a lazy lunch at Burger King with her long time friend and confidant Nancy or maybe even the forbidden pleasure of a treat at the Ice Creamery in Amesbury on a summers day.
When Ann was 50 she adopted a second family, her granddaughter Julie. Ann raised Julie as if she was her own and in Ann’s mind Julie was the second daughter she never “officially” had but said she had been given, to her, by God to love and cherish and treasure as only a real mother could ever do. Ann’s love for Julie would span 30 years of tears and triumphs, of trials and smiles. To say she will be missed would be to ask the stars not to twinkle at night.
But Ann’s best friend was her daughter Rose. Rose is everything a mother could ask for and more. Last year Ann moved to Virginia to help her daughter recover from a mysterious illness which had stricken her . It was a not an obligation but just what Ann had always done, to do as a mother who loved her daughter or family would. To say Ann’s absence will not leave a tear is to ask the sun not to shine. Ann will be missed greatly by her family and friends and all who loved and treasured her. She was a woman to be admired. A woman of simple tastes but who’s passion for life and who’s dedication to the love and care for her family and friends will leave those who knew her a little brighter knowing that she now sleeps in the comforting arms of the angels. Ann leaves her three children Rene Mark Beauchesne, Tom Beauchesne, and Rose Beauchesne Charles, ten grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear special friends. Ann is predeceased by her brother, Peter A. Mazzaglia.