|Death: ||Jun. 24, 2013|
Ann Frankel Brody, 78, of Cambridge, MA and West Dummerston, VT, formerly of Wellesley, died at home on June 24, 2013 surrounded by her family. Long time potter, mentor and active member of the Wellesley Arts and Crafts Guild, Sign of the Dove, Clever Hand Gallery and Mudflat Pottery Studio. Loving mother of Lisa Brody and her husband Daniel Ernsberger, Karen Brody and her husband David Siegel, and Marion Brody and her husband John Mitchell. Adored and fun grandmother of Henry, Scott, Sam and Eli. Best friend of Susi Kinsloe-Byers. Dear sister of the late Susi Frankel.
Ann was born in Evanston, IL to the late Martin Frankel and Dena Kite Frankel. She attended Sullivan High School and University of Illinois. Artistic from an early age, she followed in the footsteps of her painter mother and her father, a master of all trades. Her artistic endeavors progressed from painting to hand-built and wheel thrown pottery and finally to porcelain jewelry and ornaments. She created a studio in the basement of her Wellesley home where she taught pottery classes. Her pottery and jewelry were sold at many East coast craft shows and area galleries. She shared her passion for art and clay with many and inspired them to pursue their crafts. She loved birding, gardening, traveling, good food and most of all, her family.
A memorial service will be held at Mudflat Pottery Studio, 81 Broadway, Somerville, MA on Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 PM with a celebration of her life to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Outreach Program at Mudflat Pottery Studio, www.mudflat.org
Published in The Boston Globe on June 25, 2013
Published in The Cambridge Chronicle from June 25 to July 2, 2013
Published in The Wellesley Townsman from June 25 to July 2, 2013
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I miss you so much! I think of you several times every day, wanting to call you and tell you things. Karen was at Mt. Auburn Hospital today with Dave and saw Meridith, Rose and the nurse in oncology with the beautiful eyes. They said they think of you often. They love and wear the jewelry you gave them. I love you and miss you!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I was very saddened to hear of Ann's death today. I feel so bad that I didn't know sooner. I had taken porcelain jewelry classes with her at Mudflat. She was a wonderul person and a very positive and encouraging teacher. I learned so much from her. She will be greatly missed.
~ Mary Napoli, Somerville, Mass.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
You will never be out of my mind and heart, dearest soul mate. Love, Susi
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Dear Lisa, Karen, and Marion,
We are so, so, very sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. We can imagine the pain that you are feeling and we send our thoughts and love to you and your families.
Ann was such an incredible neighbor. We loved her dearly and she was always an inspiration to us, sharing her wealth of knowledge from plants to beads. She was so kind, caring, and understanding and whenever we had a chance, amid our very stressed lives, it was such a pleasure to see special flowers, seeds, share plants, look at jewelry pieces, discuss crafting techniques, and share our love for animals and Vermont. Willy will surely miss his mom. We know how much she loved being with her family and she would always tell us about the fun that you all would have together.
Just remember that the sorrow and darkness you feel is a direct response to the joy and light her life brought to the world. May you find happiness in your memories and comfort in the joy that she brought to everyone.
~ Don, Jean, Tegan, Jannah, and Tara Murray, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
My heart goes out to you for the deep loss you must be feeling for your beloved Ann. How sad to lose someone so loved and so needed. May you find comfort in prayer and in one another. 2 Cor.1:3.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
You are Beauty and we have all the beautiful works you created from your beautiful daughters, grandsons, family and all your Art. Dearest Ann, may Pure Peace & Love Hold you now tenderly always. I will never forget you and all you have given and shared with me.
With sorrow and love for all the family, Martha
~ Martha Maguire, West Brattleboro, Vermont
Specifically: Private interment - no burial details provided
Created by: Sharon Lavash Hawkins
Record added: Oct 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118329086