- October 5, 1941 - September 18, 2011
- Melrose, Massachusetts
of Ann 's Passing
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Message from the Family
Thank you for your love, support, and prayers during this difficult time. Please feel free to enhance our tribute to Ann by adding your stories, memories and photos.
Memories & Candles
Denise,Dennis,Leanne,Dianne-I was so saddened by the news of your Mothers passing.I send my sincere condolences to all you and family.I am sorry that I could not be up there for the Services.Your Mom was a wonderful woman,always laughing and a smile on her face She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.Again my deepest sympathy for your loss.
John + Gail Sweezey
Posted by: John Sweezey - N. Fort Myers Fl., NE - longtime friend Sep 24, 2011
Dearest Denise, Dennis, Leanne, Deanne and family,
Ms Ann was such a lovely lady and though I only had the privilege of knowing her a short time, her love for her children and grandchildren was wonderful. May you all be strengthened knowing her unconditional love was and is always with you.
May God Bless you with His comforting presence now and always,
Posted by: Cheryl Marie - Las Vegas, NV - Friend Sep 23, 2011
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for support
and your family for laughter and love. That's the way your mom would
have wanted it. She spent many a night talking about you all with such
pride, love and joy. She will be missed by the kid's and Junior departments especially Laura and myself!
Posted by: valerie waldrop - peabody, MA - One of the macy girls Sep 22, 2011
Denise and family,
My sincerest sympathy to you and your family on your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Posted by: Mary Corcoran - South Weymouth, MA - Business associate Sep 22, 2011
Dear LeeAnne & Family,
I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Fondly, Ginny Seely
Posted by: Ginny Seely - Newburyport, MA - friend of LeeAnne Sep 22, 2011
Dear Deanna & Family
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother,
my thoughts are with you.
Posted by: mike hamhoomis - melrose, MA - freind Sep 22, 2011
Dear Dennis and family,
We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. We think of your mom often, as she made our boys two cozy fleece blankets! They are a constant presence in our home and a loving reminder of your mother, her generosity and her love of family. We wish we could be there for you, Dennis, but know that are hearts are with you now.
With love, Mike, Teri, Ben & Jake Kennedy
Posted by: Teri Kennedy - Tacoma, WA Sep 22, 2011
Dear Denise, Leanne, Dennis, Deanna and Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. The photos and memories you shared are a beautiful tribute to her memory.
Posted by: Amy Donahue Schwartz - Westfield, NJ Sep 22, 2011
Dear Leanne & Family,
Our prayers our with you during this most difficult time. You were all truly blessed to have had her for a mom and she likewise all of you.
Charlie & Megan Richmond
Posted by: Charlie & Megan Richmond - Avon, CT Sep 21, 2011
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom.
altho I did not know her personally, I do know 2 of her daughters
well enough to know that she must have been a wonderful woman.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by: Kathleen A. Conroy - Pawtucket, RI - coworker Sep 21, 2011
Leanne and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I never knew your mom, but she sounds like a wonderful woman. She is now resting in peace. Linda Vasapolli
Posted by: Linda Vasapolli - Saugus, MA - co-worker Sep 21, 2011
Mrs. G was such a loving person to all who knew her. She would open her house and treat her kids friends like they were her own. She will be surely missed. God bless you for you were a wonderful and strong women. Rest in peace Mrs. G.
Posted by: Scott Scribner - Nashua, NH - Friend of family Sep 21, 2011
I consider myself one of the lucky ones that had a chance to know and love her. She opened her heart to me and became my friend. The strength she showed is truly inspirational.
Posted by: Kyle McManus - Melrose, MA - Friend Sep 20, 2011
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother.
Posted by: John & Sandy McNaught - Melrose, MA - friends Sep 20, 2011
With all our love to you Ann, thank you for being such a wonderful friend to Gary, and our family.
Posted by: Gary DeSousa, Frank , Virginia, and Lisa - georgetown, MA - Friend Sep 20, 2011
LeeAnn and family , There is no way to explain why God chose to bring your mother home at such a young age. I know from our conversations that she was loved so very much by your entire family. I can only assume that God needed another Angel that day and that she will forever be with you all. My sincere condolences .
Posted by: Lori Cannon - Lynn, MA - coworker Sep 20, 2011
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die... Thomas Campell
We are all so blessed to have had your Mother in our lives.. she will remain in our hearts forever.
With love. Lynn and Ethan
Posted by: Lynn - East Falmouth , MA - Niece Sep 20, 2011
Dear Leanne, Deanna and family,
There are no words to express my sadness for the loss of your loving mother, what a loving family you all are, i've witnessed this first hand working with leanne over the years, the bond you all have is a reflection of your Mom
I remember meeting Mrs. Gignac, she was so kind to me even with all she was going through, I can't help but think that she is finally at peace, and with your father....she will always be with you.
With Sympathy, Bridget Davis
Posted by: Bridget Davis Sep 20, 2011
Dear Gignac Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Ann, I loved your mother, she always made me feel welcomed and loved. I can't remember how many times that I slept over the house and the trips to N.H. I still have the curtains she made for my son, Christopher's room when was born. Ann will always have a special place in my heart. She will be in my thoughts and prayer. Love to all. Kerry & Chris
Posted by: Kerry Diehl - Dedham, MA - friend Sep 20, 2011
I had worked with Ann at Macys a few years back. We had many laughs and she talked with such love about her children and especially her grandchildren. We talked about how the Red Sox needed to not let us down anymore and would have our own little private celebration without management knowing whenever they would beat the Yankees. May you Rest In Peace Ann.
Posted by: Kim Lyall - Melrose, MA - former co-worker Sep 20, 2011
Ann was such a good friend and co worker. We had alot of laughs and I looked up
to her. She will be missed.
Posted by: Laura Serino - Peabody, MA - friend Sep 20, 2011
An amazing heart and soul has descended into a special place to carry out her love forever. Her beautiful smile lit up the darkest room and her laughter carried for miles...... I remember always feeling welcome and warm in her presence. This amazing and beautiful tribute to her says it all. Her children and grandchildren were her life and even as an angel, that we know for sure she has become, she will never let any of them go, but
Posted by: Michelle DeLuca - Saugus, MA - friend Sep 20, 2011
Deanna and family,
Please know you are all in my thoughts. May all the precious memories of your mom bring you comfort during this sad time.
Alyssa & family
Posted by: Alyssa Pesce - Melrose, MA - Friend Sep 20, 2011
Denise, Leann, Dennis and Deanna and family,
Your mom was an amazing woman. I have memories of both your mom and dad, when I was younger they were always at the house. I remember visiting when you lived in malden as well as melrose. Years later I would be shopping in Ames and would run into your mom in the crafts section and it was like running into an old friend, loved talking with her.
Again, an amazing woman and will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Posted by: Judy Maguire Sep 20, 2011
Leanne and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you - your Mom is a light that will shine on forever in your hearts! The video is beautiful, you can tell how proud of you all she was...
with love, Missy
Kevin and Family
Posted by: Missy DellaRusso McSweeney - Topsfield, MA - friend Sep 20, 2011
We will miss Ann so much. She was such a kind woman, devoted grandmother and mom. Always giving and thinking of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of terrible sadness. God bless your mom and your entire family.
Jennifer and Mike Gentile
Posted by: Jennifer Gentile - Melrose, MA - friend Sep 20, 2011
LEANNE AND FAMILY- MY SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. HOPE YOU ALL ARE ABLE TO CHERISH THE MEMORIES ! LOVE, TAMMY
Posted by: TAMMY - PEABODY, MA - FRIEND Sep 19, 2011
Leanne & Family, My deepest sympathy to all of you. May your many memories of your Mom comfort you during this very difficult time.
Posted by: Jill Birch - Hampton, NH - Friend Sep 19, 2011
Dearest Leanne and Family,
Your Mom will always be one of the most important people in your life. Remember all the wonderful times with her and cherish them within your heart.
Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.
With Love and Deepest Sympathy
Posted by: Pearl Tilton - Dover, NH - Friend Sep 19, 2011
Deanna and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your mother. She was always so kind to me and the NU girls when we would visit. She was so fortunate to have such a warm and loving family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Stephanie Rooney - Danvers, MA - friend Sep 19, 2011
Today we are mourning and missing her deeply. Ann was such a generous woman, had enormous love for her family and friends. I am blessed to have known her for over 25+ years, consider her a second mother to me and "Nana Annie " to my son. I know you will always have her passion in your hearts as you heal as a family You will show your children the love and life teachings that she taught to you and molded into the exceptional adults you are now.
My deepest condolences to my friends.
Love, Jodie, Dennis and Cole
Posted by: Jodie Watson - malden, MA - family friend Sep 19, 2011
I can remember from the time Ann was born on Pearl Street in Malden and the doctor came to check on her. My sister was a wonderful mother and grandmother. I can remember when she worked in Boston and she liked to buy shoes every pay check. Gerry was her first and only love. Her children and grandchildren were her love and her passion.
Posted by: John Forti - Tyngsboro, MA - brother Sep 19, 2011
I still have the first letter that Anna and Martha sent to me in MI. I had not met either of them as yet but was dating their brother. They made me feel a part of the family and I thought the world of them as soon as I read trhe letter. Thank you for making me a part of your family. I will miss you dearly.
You are in my prayers.
Posted by: Dianne Forti - Tyngsboro, MA - sister in law Sep 19, 2011