In Memoriam : Anne Gannon
Anne R. Gannon - age: 64
(May 02, 1953 to January 13, 2018
Visiting hours will be held Friday January 19, 2018 from 5 to 7PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday January 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Most Holy Trinity, 271 Main Street, Saco. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, Maine.
Memorial donations may be made in Anne’s honor to the Minuteman Samoyed Club c/o Cheryl McCloskey Club Treasurer, 17 Hickory Hill Lane, Branford, CT 06405.
Anne Gannon, 64, a lifelong resident of Saco, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on January 13, 2018. Anne was born on May 2, 1953, in Biddeford, and was the daughter of the late A. Raymond Gannon and Helena Gannon, also of Saco.
Anne graduated from Thornton Academy, Class of 1971 and Husson College. Upon graduation, Anne worked in the banking industry for Casco, Bank of Boston, and Fleet Bank. Since 2001, Anne worked with Dr. (Doc) Kip Temm at York County Veterinary in Arundel until 2017.
Anne enjoyed genealogy and studied her family back to the 1860’s. Anne has been showing Samoyeds for over 30 years, including seven AKC Champions. She belonged to the Minuteman Samoyed Club and York County Kennel Club. Anne loved and adored her own Samoyeds, while also spreading the joy of owning a Samoyed to others. She was actively involved in rescuing Samoyeds and responsible for finding loving homes for many dogs over the years.
Anne valued her friendships and shared wonderful memories with everyone she met through these organizations and enjoyed welcoming them into her home. Anne was a loyal and generous friend to anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. In addition to her extensive circle of friends, Anne loved her family. Each year she looked forward to the visits in the summer with her extended family. Anne was a dedicated daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, niece, and friend who greeted each day with a twinkle in her blue eyes and a smile on her face. Her contagious enthusiasm and eternal optimism will be greatly missed.
Anne was the daughter of late A. Raymond “Ray” Gannon. She leaves behind her mother Helena Gannon and stepmother Rita Gannon also of Saco, a sister, Kathy Eon and her husband Bill Eon of Saco, and a brother, David Gannon and his wife Julie Gannon of Corte Madera, CA. Anne also leaves nephew and niece, Alex Gannon and Jackie Gannon of San Francisco, CA, niece, Marysa Santos and her husband Anthony Santos of Longmeadow, MA and their two children, niece, Hannah Eon of Fairfax, CA, and niece, Kerry Townsend and her husband, Jake Townsend of Limington, ME.
Judy Croteau /reny - January 14, 2018 Contact this person
Our Deepest Sympathy. Saco Valley AutoCare
Jean Clough - January 14, 2018 Contact this person
You deserved more time, more time with the dogs, more time with your friends. RIP old friend.
Carol Patterson - January 15, 2018 Contact this person
Dear Kathy and family,
I am so sorry for the passing of Anne. She certainly was a courageous fighter with this cancer. She was truly a good friend to all she came in contact with. She will be missed.
Nancy Arsenault - January 17, 2018 Contact this person
Helena, Kathy, David, and family's I am so sorry for your loss.
Karen Lento Gazarian - January 19, 2018 Contact this person
We were deeply saddened to hear of Anne's passing. We express our deepest condolences and sympathies to Anne's family and friends. Her love and devotion to not only her own dogs, but every Samoyed needing to be rescued and helped, made her a true "Champion"! Her love for the breed was absolutely evident in all that she did. She will be deeply, deeply missed. Rest in peace, Anne. Sincerely, Frank and Karen Gazarian
Cheryl Libby - January 22, 2018 Contact this person
So sorry to hear of Anne's passing. I too knew Anne in high school and she was a good friend. We lost touch over the years but I never forgot Anne. I enjoyed seeing her post on Facebook about her beautiful dogs but was sad to hear about her cancer. Anne was an intelligent and caring person and will be missed.