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 Ann Mary <I>Barrett</I> Kerr

Ann Mary Barrett Kerr

Birth
Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Jun 2012 (aged 86)
Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100641024 · View Source
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Ann Barrett Kerr, 86, wife of Howard M Kerr of 306 N Fourth Street, Towanda, Pa, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.
Ann was born Oct 23, 1925 at home in Towanda, the fifth of Edward Joseph Barrett Sr and Mary Dorsey Barrett's nine children. She was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1941. Ann received her registered nurse training at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre and completed the Army Cadet Corps Program at Mansfield State College. She then worked in Atlantic City, NJ caring for the war wounded paraplegics and multiple amputees. Ann practiced nursing at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Memorial Hospital in Towanda and the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington. Ann married Howard, the love of her life, on Sept 14, 1946 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Towanda. The were blessed to be able to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with the family an friends last September. Together the raised seven children.
Ann loved sewing, which she learned from her seamstress mother. She lovingly sewed many articles of clothing for her children. For awhile she worked with Edith Bonnell in Edith's fabric shop. In later years, Ann enjoyed collecting antique dolls and making her own dolls. She took great pleasure in making outfits for these dolls.
Ann is survived and will be sadly missed by; her husband, Howard Kerr, daughters, Kathy (Ed) Wiersma, Susan (Edwin) Robertson, Louise (Robert) Cleveland and Katrina Kerr Murray; sons, Howard Daniel Kerr, Patrick Kerr (Sandra Stafferi) and Michael Kerr; sis grandchildren Jay Mazieka, A J Murray, Julie (Levi) Larson, Jenny Caccese (Tim Lundy), Katrina and Matthew Kerr; two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Lila Larson; brothers, Charles (Kay) Barrett, Thomas Barrett, Andrew Joseph(Jean) Barrett; special sister-in-law, Bernice Barrett along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Barrett, Margaret Hand, John Barrett,Teresa McDonald, and Edward Barrett Jr.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Monday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Internment will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda, Pa., at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to St Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, 18848 or to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive , Towanda, PA 18848 in Ann's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting our web site at www. bowenfuneralhomes.com.


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  • Created by: Helen Vermilya
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100641024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Mary Barrett Kerr (23 Oct 1925–30 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100641024, citing Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Helen Vermilya (contributor 47729275) .