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Anne (Pike) Mann

February 1, 2024

Anne Mann Obituary

Anne Mann (née Pike), a beacon of kindness and selflessness, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, at her home in Mansfield, surrounded by the love and warmth of her family. Born in Liverpool, England, Anne's journey through life was marked by her enduring faith, her nurturing spirit, and her unwavering dedication to her loved ones and the community.

Anne's story began in the historic West Derby area of Liverpool, where she was born and raised amidst the backdrop of World War II. Her childhood was filled with tales of resilience and hope, which she shared with affection throughout her life. The post-war years saw her adventurous spirit unfold as she pursued a career in nursing, specializing in the care of patients with infectious diseases. Her compassion and skill left a lasting impact on all those she cared for.

In 1961, a two-week holiday to America to visit her aunt and uncle led to an unexpected twist of fate when she met John, the man who would become her beloved husband of 52 years. Anne's life took root in the United States, where she continued to embrace new experiences with open arms. She moved to Sharon, Massachusetts, in 1963, where she transitioned from her nursing career to her most cherished roles as a devoted wife to John and a loving mother to Derek and Jillian.

Anne's heart was always her family's home. She was the beloved mom to Derek Mann and his wife Melissa of North Carolina, and Jillian and her husband Geoffrey of Mansfield. Her grandchildren, Lauren and Christopher Potts, knew her affectionately as "Munga," a testament to the special bond they shared. Anne's warmth extended to her siblings back in England—her sisters Hilda Tedford and Dorothy Leonard, and she held dear the memory of her late sisters Betty Fargher and Ethel Webb. She was also a cherished "Auntie Anne" to many nieces and nephews, each of whom felt the unique touch of her kindness.

While Anne's family was her pride, her involvement in the community was also a significant part of her life. As an active member of the Dorcas Society of the First Congregational Church in Sharon, she found joy in fellowship and service. Anne's faith was the cornerstone of her existence, guiding her through life's challenges and triumphs.

Those who knew Anne will remember her for the simple pleasures she treasured—a hot cup of tea, a good story, and the company of her family. She lived her life as an embodiment of the values she held dear: selflessness, kindness, and faith. Anne's gentle presence and unwavering support were a comfort to all, and her legacy of love continues to resonate with everyone she touched.

As we bid farewell to Anne Mann, we celebrate a life beautifully lived and a soul that enriched so many. Her spirit, a gentle whisper of encouragement and a testament to a life of giving, will forever be etched in the hearts of those who loved her. Though she has left our side, her memory remains a guiding light—a reminder of the grace and beauty in a life devoted to others.

Anne's life was a testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit. She faced the world with a smile, brought joy to those around her, and left an indelible mark on the fabric of her community. We take solace in the knowledge that her legacy will live on through the lives of her cherished family and the many individuals she inspired throughout her remarkable journey.

Relatives and friends invited to attend a Funeral Service at the First Congregational Church of Sharon Thursday February 8th at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon.  n lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The First Congregational Church of Sharon Dorcas Society, 29 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067.

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