Jul 122013

Mary Ann Hanna

Mary Ann Hanna

Mary Ann Hanna, 79, an art teacher in the Groton and Groton-Dunstable public schools for many years, passed away peacefully at her home in Leominster on July 6, 2013.

She was married to Robert B. Hanna for 26 years, and was previously married to Robert P. DiNapoli, Sr. Beloved mother of five children (Mary, Dottie, Robby, Bob Jr, and Rich), two step-children (Kathy and Doug), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She grew up in Riverside and Greenwich, CT, graduating from the Riverside Convent School and the Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford. In 1955, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Manhattanville College in New York. For many years, she taught art education in the public schools in the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District; she headed the Art Department and was a leader of the Groton High School Art Festival. She also taught in the Oakmont and Ayer public schools.

Following a long and successful teaching career, she completed training in commercial insurance risk management and underwriting and worked for several Boston area insurance agencies. She retired in 1997 from the Penn Insurance Agency in Needham, MA.

Special thanks to the caring staffs of Compassionate Care Hospice and Right At Home private care. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Harvard, Massachusetts; Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 3400, Woburn, MA 01801; The Congregational Church of Littleton,, or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are by Badger Funeral Home, in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Mary Ann was a very devout member of the Congregational Church of Littleton, and a memorial service for her will be held there at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. All are welcome to the service and reception. The Church is located at 330 King Street, Littleton; a map is below. Burial services in the Newton Cemetery will be private; there are no calling hours.