Anne Hyatt died peacefully at her home on December 19, 2016, in Rockport, Mass., after a courageous battle with dementia. She was 94.
Anne was born on February 21, 1922, in Valley Stream, N.Y., to her parents, Stephen and Julia Sorady. She graduated from Vallley Stream High School. She married William Hyatt in 1940. The Hyatts lived in West Hempstead, N.Y., where they raised their three children, Bruce, Linda and Wendy. Anne worked as a bookkeeper/secretary for several companies. They retired and moved to Rockport in 1976.
It was important to Anne to be part of a church family to receive and offer encouragement and grow deeper in her faith. She enjoyed being a member of the Pigeon Cove Chapel, serving on the deaconate with her husband for several years. More recently she attended North Shore Bible Church in Essex.
Anne will be most remembered for her outgoing and energetic personality. Her positive spirit and strong faith displayed itself in her offering hospitality to many and her readiness to help and encourage those who were in need, especially her children and family.
She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking, and crafts of various kinds, including refinishing antiques. These were gifts she possessed, which she readily shared with others. She enjoyed camping with her family when they were young and also enjoyed traveling, which included a cross-country trip and trips to Hungary, Romania, Russia, Israel, Australia, China and Japan. She was especially proud of her Hungarian heritage and was able to fluently speak the language. She had a real love of music and animals.
Anne is survived by her daughters, Linda and Wendy; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her son, Bruce; her sisters, Irene Lee and Margaret Baert; and brother, Ernest Sorady.
A memorial will take place on January 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Pigeon Cove Chapel, Granite Street, Rockport, MA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Annes' life, which will be followed by a time of fellowship.
Donations may be made in her memory to North Shore Bible Church, 65 Eastern Ave., Essex, MA 01929 or Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.
Published on December 31, 2016