HUDSON FALLS – Anna Mae “Ann” Leary, 91, a longtime resident of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Home of The Good Shepherd in Moreau.
Born on December 26, 1923, in Cossayuna, she was the daughter of the late William and Clara (Clough) Stewart.
Her husband, Jeremiah Francis Leary died in 1965.
Ann was a seamstress at Merkel and Gelman and JoMar, both formerly located in Glens Falls. She was a talented seamstress who did many sewing jobs out of her home, for local friends.
Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glens Falls and an avid bowler in many area bowling alleys. She loved being a secretary for many bowling leagues. Most of all, Ann enjoyed trout fishing in Canada and the time spent with her children and her adored grandchildren, who were all her favorites.
Ann was a strong willed, independent woman, who fiercely raised her children to follow in her footsteps. She was a quick witted, sarcastic lady with a beautiful sense of humor, which she also passed on to her children.
In addition to her husband and parents, Ann is predeceased by her sisters, Doris Blagg, Shirley King, Irene Bean, Charlotte McKuen and Gloria Goodrich and her brothers, Ernest Stewart, Edward Stewart and Walter Stewart.
Survivors include her children, Thomas Tucker, of Denver, CO, Terrance Tucker of CA, Anna Mae Sawyer of Rock Hill, NY, Geraldine Leary of Phoenix, AZ, Bryan Stewart Leary of Appleton WI, Christie Leary and his wife, Kathi of Windsor, VT and Laura Smith of Phoenix, AZ; her grandchildren, Maureen Sawyer, Kerri Sawyer, Nicholas Leary, Alexandria Leary, Terry Tucker, II, Jeff Tucker and Shannon Tucker; her brother, Clifford Stewart and his wife, Janet, of Greenwich and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.
Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sandra Spaulding, pastor of Lakeville Baptist Church in Cossayuana, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at Union Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank Liz Alger, who gave Ann amazing dedication, support, love and care for the past eight years.
Memorial donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.