Anne (Heckethorn) Hartnett


Anne (Heckethorn) Hartnett, 87, of Westborough, MA died on April 4, 2009, following an illness.

Born and raised in Colorado, she was the daughter of the late W. W. and Margaret (Nolan) Heckethorn. During WWII, she met her future husband, Eugene M. Hartnett, MD, in Littleton, CO, while he was stationed there for Army training. Following his deployment overseas, she lived and worked in New York City awaiting his return. Upon his safe arrival home, they were engaged and were married on September 15, 1945 in Littleton.

As a homemaker, Anne devoted her life to raising a family and later rejoined the workforce after the death of her husband in 1973. She found her niche in the publishing industry, where she worked for 25 years.

In 2003, Anne relocated to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She is survived by her daughters, Nicole and Melissa; her son, Shawn; her sister, Barbara Bouley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was an avid reader and loved music, movies and British television. She was a pet lover from early childhood until her death, and requested that donations be made to Friends of Felines, Inc., PO Box 8147, Stamford, CT 06905.


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