Ann M. Drew

August 15, 1919June 7, 2013
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DREW, Ann M. (Bell), 93, of Norwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Friday, June 7th, in Norwood. Born in Boston on August 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John Bell and Mary (Collins) and the beloved wife of the late Henry J. Drew. A former social worker with the Department of Public Welfare, Ann was a charter member of the Girls High School Association in Charlestown, a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Ladies Sodality, and a longtime volunteer of the Norwood Senior Center. She was the loving mother of Kathleen M. O’Brien and her husband, William O’Brien, of Norwood, Margaret B. Drew and her husband, George Slama, of Cincinnati, OH and South Yarmouth, Massachusetts and the late Mary Ann and her late husband, Brian Doyle; the dear sister of the late Margaret Shea, Catherine Hoban, Charles and John Bell and Mary Turner; the cherished grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and the aunt to several cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at 9:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Monday, June 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the Friends of the Norwood Morrill Memorial Library, PO Box 220, Norwood, MA 02062.


  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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beverly sierodzinski

June 21, 2013

Dear Kathy, Peggy and families, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Your in our thougts and prayers
Mitch and Beverly (Devine) Sierodzinski

Laurie Alley

June 12, 2013

Ann was a dear friend of my mother, Grace Ellard. When I bought my parents' house, my kids and I used to visit her, and she was one of the sweetest women we've ever known.

Paula Taylor

June 12, 2013

To all Ann's Family
Ann was one WONDERFUL person. I was so saddened to see of her passing. Her soft spoken voice, nice smile and kindness to all is how I will remember her May you RIP Ann

Geraldine T Levine

June 11, 2013

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers' passing. I viewed all the photos, how beautiful she is. I couldn't help but notice the Irish names and faces including some red hair. May she rest in peace and may you all find solace in the wonderful memories she helped create.
Love Ger

Peg & Jeff Balano

June 11, 2013

Loved the family pictures. What a wonderful legacy.

Ellen Drew Speranzo

June 11, 2013

Aunt Ann was a wonderful example of a loving and kind wife, mother, grandmother, and more. She had the sweetest smile! We will miss her, and send our deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Wasn't she blessed to live such a long and rich life, and to have enriched so many others' lives!

June 11, 2013

Our sympathy to the Drew family on the loss of your beloved mom. She was a great lady and left a lasting impression on so many people.

Maura & Dick McConnell, Sun City, AZ

June 10, 2013

Dearest Peggy and Kathy on everyone behalf all your relations back here in Ireland our sincerest sympathy on hearing of the news of your mothers death this morning.
Reading her obituary she led a fulfiiled life was a great example to all. Like all the Collins women she lived a long life into her 93 year .Thankfully she was blessed with good health and a vivid memory up to her passing.
We will remember her and all her family members in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Now looking down on everyone will always be looking down ever present in memory.
Cousin Katleen , Pat and Jim here in Little Island County Cork.

Susan Yanuk

June 10, 2013

Ann's passing will leave a great void in the hearts of all that have been fortunate enough to have known her. Your family is in our hearts & prayers. Susan Slama Yanuk & Family

June 9, 2013

Dear Family of Ann
I met Ann about 70 years ago and we remained friends. I have so many happy memories of her. I loved her. She was a beautiful person. Please accept my condolences.
Mary Rantuccio Caton