Anna E. Maher

January 25, 1928May 9, 2018

Anna Elizabeth (Keenan) Maher – Salisbury

Age 90 of Salisbury and Madeira Beach, FL, passed away peacefully at the High Point Hospice Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Anna was born on January 25, 1928 in Lynn, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Annie (Gorman) Keenan, both of whom were from Ireland. She was raised and educated in Lynn and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1945. She was the beloved wife of retired Lynn Fire Department Captain Robert Joseph Maher with whom she shared 68 years of marriage.

In the early days, Anna loved the beaches of Lynn and Swampscott. After retiring with Bob, she settled along the Florida beaches where they resided for almost thirty years. Most recently, in the town of Salisbury, Anna and Bob enjoyed their daily visits to a favorite park bench in the Salisbury Reservation.

Anna especially loved her days at the family camp on Northwood Lake in Northwood, NH. She enjoyed sitting around the campfire and playing nightly card games with her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included knitting Irish sweaters, reading, making puzzles, playing bingo, and cooking Sunday dinners for her large family. She found great joy travelling around the world with her husband, Bob.

She is survived by her husband, Robert J. “Bob” Maher of Salisbury, her children; Patricia Mallett and husband, William of North Andover, Mary Larson and husband Richard of Farmington, NH, Daniel Maher and his fiancé, Linda Cronin of Lynn, James T. Maher and wife, Kim of Marblehead, Margaret Carter and her fiancé, William Stocco of Lynn and Laura Clark and husband, Charles of Newburyport. Her grandchildren; Kerry and William Harnois; Robert, Jeffrey and Timothy Larson; Molly Maher-Plante, Katherine Maher, Daniel Maher, Patrick Maher, and Courtney Maher; Kasey Heartless, Kelly, Thomas, and Meghan Carter; Ryan and Sean Clark. Her great-grandchildren; Evangeline, Keenan, Jaycek, and Eleanor Gosselin; Evan Larson; Elle Mary Larson, Kelsey and Cameron Heartless. Several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was also predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Zabroski and her brothers, Thomas P. Keenan, Jr. and James H. Keenan.

Family and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Maher’s Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Pius V Church, 215 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904. Burial will follow the Mass in St. Joseph Cemetery on Broadway in Lynn. Donations are requested to: Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Mary Kiddy Ristow

May 15, 2018

I remember fondly going to Graves Ave to visit. It seems everywhere in the house there were children! I remember I watched Neil Armstrong landing on the moon in Mrs. Maher's house. And we all were astonished, and heaven help you if you were disruptive while Walter Cronkite was talking!

Mrs. Maher was always so kind to me. I remember her well. My sincere condolences to the Maher Family.

JIm DePrizito

May 14, 2018

My condolences to family and friends of Anna.

Beth (Ring)Thornton

May 13, 2018

I remember Mrs. Maher walking us to bingo at camp. She always wanted to be early and Laurie and Peggy would intentionlly walk slowly just to make Anna say " come on girls shake a leg" and we would all stop in our tracks and shake a leg! We were still treated to root beer floats! Great lady, a womderful family.

Russell Whitton

May 12, 2018

Blessed memories of our time up camp. The Whitton Boys.

Joe Geaney jr

May 12, 2018

Spent many times with the Maher family in Northwood. One that comes to mind when we painted the rec hall. Bob had the lower half due to his vertically challenged height. Enjoyed all of the chances to share time with a great family as the Mahers. Sorry to hear about Anna's passing.

Yossi Elaz

May 12, 2018

I am sorry to hear about your loss.
I am the hospice volunteer at the High Pointe House that gave you a "tour" of the facility on Saturday 5/5.
I came to Suite #1 on Monday 5/7 evening to say hello. I am sorry not meeting the Family members that I gave the "tour" to, although I was pleased to see that your love one was admitted to the House, I was able to see ANNA ELIZABETH MAHER.
All the best to you all, my sincere condolences,

Elaine Brown LaFratta

May 11, 2018

I remember living on Graves Avenue as one of the nicest times of my life. I remember thinking that with Anna as their Mother the family was so close and happy and brought up in a great atmosphere and with so much love. My deepest condolences to all of you. Let your memories sustain you over the next few months and years.