A health care advocate, was born on March 18, 1952, in Winchester, VA. The eldest daughter of Jean and Russell Anderson, both educators, she moved with her family to Buffalo, NY, at the age of 4. There she attended Elmwood Franklin School, of which her father was headmaster, and prepared for college at Buffalo Seminary. She matriculated at Kirkland College in 1970 and, having majored in writing, was graduated in 1974. She went on to obtain a master's degree in urban planning from Cornell University.
While employed for six years by the State of Vermont during the administration of Governor Howard Dean, Mary Ann Anderson promoted new approaches to adequate health for senior citizens. A vigorous proponent of in-home health care programs, she worked diligently and successfully for the passage of reforms by the Vermont State Legislature. In 1998, she moved to Gloucester, MA, where, as a statistical analyst on projects regarding aging, she continued her work on behalf of the elderly at the University of Massachusetts. However, three years later, she was compelled by illness to retire.
Mary Ann Anderson died on August 1, 2005, at her parents' home in South Orleans, MA. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Thomas S. and Michael K. Anderson, and two sisters, Sarah DeVantier and Cathy Estes.
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Thomas Charles Meagher '76
A onetime yacht sales director, was born on March 4, 1954. A son of Robert E., a retail firm executive, and Shirley K. Meagher, he was graduated from Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY, and transferred to Hamilton in 1974, after two years at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Following his graduation in 1976, Tom Meagher returned to his hometown, the Rochester suburb of Pittsford, where, on October 16 of that year, he was wed to Mary C. Felerski. After various employment, including restaurant chef, he became a factory coordinator of sales for Present Yachts, Inc., in Rochester. In 1987, he moved to Florida to take up residence in Coconut Creek and continue working for the Present firm of yacht importers out of Ft. Lauderdale. When the College last heard from Tom Meagher in 1996, he was still residing in Coconut Creek with his wife and two sons, and employed in construction.
The College has verified that Thomas C. Meagher died on May 28, 2004, but was unable to obtain additional information.
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