Ann Murdock Reynolds, 68, of Wells, died unexpectedly Oct. 26 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, New Hampshire, surrounded by her family.
She was born June 23, 1950 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Daniel R.W. and Catherine (McNerney) Murdock. She grew up in Nashua, N.H. and graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. She worked in Massachusetts as a music teacher for several years, later becoming an insurance adjuster. She went on to own an insurance agency in Ogunquit until health reasons necessitated her retirement.
Ann was an avid reader and cribbage player. She enjoyed knitting and made many prayer shawls for St. Mary’s in Wells. She was the president of the Ogunquit Theater Guild for several years. She collected Toby jugs and was known for her kindness to others. She enjoyed going to Boothbay Harbor and spending time at her cottage on China Lake.
Ann was dearly loved by all who knew her, for her kind and gentle heart, for her sweet words of encouragement, for selfless works of charity, and for her solid devotion and support for those she loved.
Ann is survived by sister, Martha Chase and husband Timothy of Whitefield; best friend, Debra MacNeill of Wells; nephews, Matthew, Michael, and Brendan Chase, and Joshua Chase and wife Erin; great-nieces, Rachel, Halle, and Ruby; great-nephews, Isaac and Tommy; and adorable Shih Tzus, Teddy and Sammy aka “The Boys.”
Relatives and friends may visit from 4-6 p.m., Fri., Nov. 2 at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 3 at St. Denis Catholic Church, Whitefield. Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery. A future mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church in Wells with the time to be announced.
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