After a full life of over ninety years, Ann Jennings Taussig of Springfield Point in Wolfeboro, NH died peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 with family by her side in The Arbors’ Nursing Home for the Memory Impaired, Bedford, NH. Born in Winchester, Massachusetts on April 25, 1927 to Irving and Ellen Jennings, she is survived by her twin sisters Allie Castelli and Betsy Maley and her husband Bill, and her brother Charles “Skip” Jennings and his wife Nancy.
Ann and her husband of 56 years, John W. Taussig, Jr. (2006) will be missed by their four children John W. Taussig III (Anne Huston) of Sammamish, WA; Jeffrey J. Taussig (Katherine Totaro) of Rye, NH; Timothy T. Taussig (Nancy Arnot) of Larchmont, NY and Ellen K. Taussig (Arilee Bagley) of Voorheesville, NY. Ann and John loved and were blessed with eleven grandchildren: Kate, John, Charlie, Sarah, Rick, Kara, Bill, Torrey, Tim, Kiera and Mary and in recent years, three great grandsons Ozzy, Jimmy, and AJ.
Ann and her siblings moved to New Durham, NH with their parents in the early 1940’s to what became the Jennings Farm. Ann graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME and while there met John Taussig, attending Bowdoin College, on a blind date arranged by a high school friend. They married on May 6, 1950, and soon began the family that was so important to them both.
In 1959, John and Ann built their home on Springfield Point Road. They commuted from their Englewood NJ home with their growing family to spend summers on the lake in Wolfeboro where they entertained and always had a dock full of family and friends. It wasn’t until in 2001 that Ann and John made it their permanent residence.
Ann’s life was always about family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and are a living testament to her being a loving mom and Grandma. She was the quintessential homemaker and she took such pleasure in cooking, baking, knitting, sewing, quilting, and her lifelong passion in planning & tending to her gardens while keeping her bird feeders full. She took particular delight in her kitchen where she spoiled everyone with her delicious plum tortes, peach cream or blackberry pies, dozens of her oatmeal cookies, frozen “yukky” pies and chocolate sauce for ice cream sundaes among many of her staple creations. One never went hungry in the Taussig house – she saw to that!
While Alzheimer’s took her memory away in recent years, her children and the grandchildren promise to keep her story, her laughter and loving ways alive going forward.
There will be a Memorial Service celebrating Ann’s life on Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11:00am in the First Congregational Church, 115 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH, followed by a brief reception at the church.
If desired, In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Organization in her name.
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