Ann Louise “Babe” (née Vasconcellos, Clifford) Turner passed away peacefully at the age of 85 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Thomas “Sugar” Turner; her children, Leo Clifford and his wife Juanita, Michael Clifford, and Denise Despres and her husband Paul, all of Peabody; her grandchildren Maria (Clifford) Morrissey and her husband Matt, Anthony, Shannon, and Damon Despres, and Kaitlin and Emily Clifford; her great-grandchildren Madigan and Maddox Morrissey; her sister, Evelyn Joan Hardy of Holbrook; and her niece Theresa Dwyer, of St. Petersburg, FL; as well as a myriad of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her first husband Leo Clifford.
Ann was born March 6, 1936, the daughter of Anthony Vasconcellos and Mary “Mae” (née McGuire). She was raised in East Boston and Winthrop where she was a cheerleader, an ice skater and an athlete graduating in 1953, after forging lifelong friendships. She went on to work a number of jobs including as a secretary and as a clerk in Peabody City Hall and for the IRS.
After moving to Peabody in the early 1960s, she & Tom went on to raise their children and create close friendships with their neighbors on Heath Road. They kept their roots in Winthrop, often returning to visit with friends and family. Each 4th of July, they returned to Point Shirley for Ann to visit their friends and participate in the annual Horribles Parade.
Ann and Tom loved to travel together, visiting family and friends or exploring new places including Colorado, Florida, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Maine, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, Canada, and Ireland.
Ann was a traveler, crocheter, avid reader, crafter, bowler, baker, and lover of all card games. She cherished playing cribbage with Tom, and never passed up an opportunity to play card games for quarters with her Aunt Lorraine. She was especially good at keeping in touch with family and friends. Her true passion was both spending time with and bragging about her grandchildren. Ann was fortunate to both have had so much love in her life, and so much love to spread to others.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visiting hours on Monday April 19, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Mackey Funeral Home 128 S. Main St. Middleton, MA Her Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 10:30 Am at St. Agnes Church, 22 Boston St. Middleton, MA. All are asked to please meet at the church if attending. Burial will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. All Attending are reminded to follow Covid 19 protocol with face masks and social distancing.
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