Ann Lucille (Finlan) SpillaneAnn Lucille (Finlan) Spillane, 77, of Wareham, Massachusetts, died October 17, 2016 at Forestview Nursing Home in that city. She was the wife of Clement S. Spillane and the daughter of the late George and Thelma (Horton) Finlan.
Ann grew up in Fowlerville, MI, graduating in 1958. She then attended Lansing Business University (part of Lansing Community College). Ann worked as a secretary for the Fowlerville Community Schools when she met her husband, Clem. He was a teacher and coach at the junior high and high school.’
They were married in August of 1962. Ann and Clem then lived in Rockland, MA before moving to Wareham in 1967. Ann was a Eucharistic minister and clerical worker in the CCD office at St Patrick's. Ann worked for Joe Krystofolski at Mr. K's art supply store for many years. Ann was a fun-loving, down-to-earth, practical joker type who loved her hometown. Every year Ann and Clem would plan their summer vacation to coincide with the Fowlerville Fair. Ann enjoyed playing cards, bingo, crocheting / sewing and loved to go shopping.
Ann is survived by her husband Clement S. Spillane of fifty-four years; her brothers-in-law: Edward, John, and Robert and his wife Barbara. Nieces: Janice, Brenda, Linda, Karen, Patricia Ann, Patricia Marie, Carolyn, Diane, and Tiffney. Nephews: Edward, Kevin, Sean and Brian. She is also survived by many cousins.
Ann was pre-deceased by her brother Jon Finlan; sisters–in-law: Allegrina (Rina) Spillane, Donna Spillane; brothers-in-law: Cornelius Spillane, Maurice Spillane; and nephews: Michael Spillane, Steve Spillane.
Her funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High Street, Wareham.
Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fowlerville, MI.
Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.
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A Memorial Service for Ann’s family and friends in Michigan will be held this Thursday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service.
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There is an Emily Dickinson poem, called “The Bustle in a House” that seems appropriate for this moment of loss.
The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth, --
The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again