Westborough – Ann C. (Scannell) Carlstrom, 85, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in the company of her family after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was the daughter of Edward and Marion Scannell and sister of Mary Scannell Graw (deceased), Edward Scannell, and Judy Scannell Donovan (deceased). Ann was married to Victor M. Carlstrom, who predeceased her in 1980.
Ann lived in Westborough since her marriage in 1952. She was a graduate of North High School, Worcester, and graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in 1952. Her life's work was raising her family, serving faithfully in various roles in service of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and community, and as a long-time substitute teacher. Her personal interests and pleasures included playing bridge, camping with her family, and spending time with people. Her kindness and warm smile touched the hearts and lives of many people. She loved being a citizen of Westborough, member of St. Luke's Parish, and her roles of sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. All those she loved were truly blessed.
Ann's family includes her children, Christine and her husband Stanley Wells of Fredericksburg, Va., Victor M. and his wife Pat Carlstrom of Clifton, Va., Michael Carlstrom of Grafton, Mary and her husband Roderick Lorente of Harvard, Patricia and her husband Stephen Cordeiro of Clinton, and John and his wife Catherine of Dracut. Grammy will be forever loved by her grandchildren, Jason, Melissa, Margan, Victor, Eric, Maxwell, Levi, Tracy, their families and great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Pattan. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Amy Scannell; her brothers-in-law, Charlie Donovan, George Graw, David Carlstrom; and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families. She was also predeceased by her special love, Linwood “Bob” Gatley, and by her son-in-law, Michael Haskell.
The family wishes to acknowledge the loving caretakers at Notre Dame LTC, Harmony Village who cared for Ann for the past 15 months.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury. Calling hours at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, are Friday, Aug. 22, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 (www.alz.org) or to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581.