Ann Davison Burrows
Ann Davison Burrows, 90, a longtime resident of Merrimack, passed away on Monday, August 10th, 2015, at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester, MA, after a brief illness.
Born on July 26th, 1925, in Newton, MA, Ann was a daughter of the late Leo and Katherine (Trites) Davison. She was raised and educated in Newton, graduating from Newton High School, and received a degree in Art History from Wellesey College in Wellesey, MA.
Ann was a dedicated, active member of her community, serving on many committees and supporting a variety of humanitarian causes, and contributed to dozens of charitable organizations in her long and inspiring life. She was a chairman of Norwell, MA, School Committee, president of the Norwell Chapter of the League of Women Voters and board member of the MA state LWV.
Mrs. Burrows was a board trustee and served as secretary for the Merrimack Town Library. She worked as a library aide in the Merrimack School System, was the founding president of the Merrimack Garden Club and a member of the Merrimack Historical Society, as well as a Democratic Party activist and volunteer.
Ann held a deep concern for future generations and their access to education, libraries and health care. As an environmentalist, the protection of New Hampshire forests and wildlife. She was also passionate about the preservation of antique homes and the history that they represent. Ann Burrows was an avid reader, artist, gardener, and lover of history and architecture. Family was the center of her universe and she was a dedicated and loving wife, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James L. Burrows, on July 7, 1995.
Ann is survived by two sons, James Burrows, Jr. and his wife, Selma, of Maynard, MA, and John Burrows and his wife, Cathy, of Caribou, ME; a daughter, Katey Kintzer, and her husband, Peter, of Sutton, MA; 5 grandchildren, Brendan Burrows, Ian Burrows, Morgan Burrows, Zygmont Kintzer and Zoe Kintzer; and her constant canine companion, Izzy.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service was held at Last Rest Cemetery, 13 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, on Monday, August 17th, at 1 PM. A reception immediately followed the services at the Merrimack Public Library.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Ann’s honor to the Merrimack Public Library Building Fund, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054.
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