Ann Johnson “Annie” Robertson


Ann Johnson “Annie” Robertson

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Oct 2020 (aged 60)
Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 217590459 View Source
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Ann J. Robertson, 60, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly at her residence, October 21, 2020, following a short illness. Ann's final canine companion, Shih Tzu Wiggles, faithful to the end, passed away at age 17, just two days after his beloved best friend.

Ann was born in Boston, Massachusetts, June 27, 1960, the daughter of George W. and Mary (Motto) Robertson of Egypt [Scituate], Massachusetts. At age two, Ann moved with her family from Lexington, Massachusetts, to her beloved Wellesley, where she was raised and where, except for a brief time in nearby Natick, she would spend the rest of her life.

A 1978 graduate of Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School, Waltham, Massachusetts, Ann later rediscovered academia to become a very proud graduate of Regis College in 1998.

Ann passionately loved all living things and was especially fond of gardening; she was an active member of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. She was equally devoted to the well-being of all animals. Ann worked for Best Buddies Petcare in Sudbury, Massachusetts and was always accompanied by her cherished Shih Tzus, one at a time, who were equally loyal to Ann.

Ann attended the Montessori School at Boston College as a toddler. Described in the caption as a "perky three-year-old," Ann was caught on camera by The Boston Herald being "swept up" into the arms of visiting dignitary, former King Umberto II of Italy, while former state Governor John A. Volpe watched in awe. Ann later [1972] appeared on the first billboard for the then all-new Mass State lottery - she's the girl lying on a raft in a swimming pool under the large caption, "Find Happiness in your Own Backyard."

And that is exactly where Ann found her greatest happiness. She treasured her hometown - Wellesley, often pining for the Wellesley of her youth (ice cream sundaes at Sunshine Dairy or at Bailey's), and she seemed to know every inch of every walking path throughout the town.

Ann was preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by an older brother, Paul Robertson of Walpole, Massachusetts, and his wife Louise.

Burial will be beside her mother Mary in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley.

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