Ann Charest, 47, of Northborough and Shrewsbury

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Northborough/Shrewsbury – Ann Marie Charest, a lifelong resident of Northborough and Shrewsbury, passed away in her sleep Monday, March 12, 2018 at the young age of 47.

Ann was born Sept. 12, 1970 in Marlborough, a daughter to Henry R. and Theresa S. (Brunelle) Charest. She attended Northborough Public Schools, graduating from Algonquin Regional High School, Class of 1988. She attended Salter College where she obtained medical assistant training.

Ann had a successful career in the biotech field where she continued to excel, a testament to the work and dedicated effort she put forth. Previous positions included Medical Project and Regulatory Associate for Medical and Technical Research Associates, Inc, Activ Biotics, Inc., New World Laboratories, Harvard Clinical Research Institute and GTC Biotherapeutics. For the past 9 years she worked as Senior Manager and Director of Quality Control for Arteriocyte / Isto Biologics of Hopkinton.

Ann was full of life and enjoyed traveling to new places; always returning and supplying her friends with a list of “to go” and “to do” recommendations. Her infectious laugh and sense of humor could put a smile on anyone’s face. She was a diehard N.E. sports fanatic and enjoyed catching a game whenever she could. She will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Besides her loving parents Ann leaves behind a brother, Donald H. Charest of Northborough; a sister, Cheryl A. Charest of Auburn; and six very special nieces and nephews, Zachary Charest, Jaynelle Bellemore, Amanda Bellemore, Travis Gardner, Daniel Bellemore, and Connor Charest. She also leaves her two furbabies who were dear to her, Dakota and Fenway.

Calling hours will be held Monday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, at 10 a.m., at St. Bernadette Parish, 266 Main St., Northborough. Ann will be laid to rest in Howard Street Cemetery.

To honor Ann’s love of animals, please omit flowers and instead consider a memorial donation to Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA), P.O. Box 231, Clinton, MS 39060 (https://carams.org).

To leave a condolence or to share a story, please visit Ann’s Book of Memories at www.HaysFuneralHome.com.