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Mrs. Ann R. Knipe, 91, of Belleair Bluffs, Fla., and Gloucester, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2017, in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late William L. Knipe Jr.
Ann was born November 27, 1925, in Reading, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Katherine (Willson) Richmond. She was a graduate of Reading High School. Ann went onto further her education studying at University of Michigan where she received her bachelor’s degree. She received her Master's Degree in education from Willimantic State College. Ann has resided in Belleair Bluffs, Fla., since she has retired. She summered in Gloucester and Rockport for many years.
Ann was a junior primary teacher in Thompson, Conn., for over 20 years until her retirement.
Ann was a woman of faith, she was a longtime member and volunteer at the Church of the Isles in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. She enjoyed doing crafts, traveling, and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith K. Doe and her husband, Bradley of Gloucester; her son, William L. Knipe, III of Thompson, Conn.; her grandson, Matthew Doe of Gloucester; as well as her sister-in-law, Elisabeth Fifield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, E. Dalton Richmond.
Ann’s Graveside Service will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, 96 Salem St., Bradford, MA, on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Friends of Seacoast, 292 Washington St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or the Church of the Isles, 200 24th Ave N., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, MA.
Published on  August 21, 2017
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