Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel

10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA


Annette Kossover

May 5, 1945November 27, 2019

daughter of the late Florence (Dubin) and Jack Kossover, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Raised in Salem, Annette graduated from Salem High School in 1963 and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in history from Salem State University. She taught in Salem for 35 years at the Oliver School, Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, and Collins Middle School.

Ms. Kossover was a member of Temple Shalom in Salem for many years before it merged in 2014 with Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly. At Temple Shalom she was a life member of Sisterhood, was Sisterhood President, served as a member of the Temple’s praesidium, was cemetery chairperson, served on the Hebrew School board, and was a member of its board of directors. As a member of Temple B’nai Abraham, she was a member of Sisterhood and served on its Sisterhood board of directors as well as a trustee on its cemetery board.

Predeceased by her three brothers, Calvin, Stephen and Barry, Annette is survived by many cousins, her sisters-in-law, Deanne Kossiver and Patricia Kossover, and her nieces Lisa Kossiver, Amy Kossiver Fishman, Kimberlee Kossover Hansen and Tiffany Kossover-Finn. She is also survived by her grandnieces and nephews who were the loves and joys of her life, Izaac and Shelby Finn and Lucy and Sebastian Hansen.

Known affectionately to her family as “Auntie” or “Auntie-Ette,” Annette enjoyed reading, theater, traveling, attending concerts, and dining in different restaurants. She was also a devout animal lover and rescuer of Dalmatians. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends, and was always ready to help with giving care to others or visiting with friends who needed company.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, December 1st at 12:00 PM at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Square, SALEM, with interment at Sons of Abraham Cemetery, BEVERLY. Shiva will be held at the home of Kimberlee and Daniel Hansen to receive relatives and friends on Monday, December 2nd from 2-6 pm.

As a devout educator and supporter of Autism Awareness, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Crystal Academy, 107 Antilla Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134, PH: 305-567-5881, info@cagables.com.

Annette has also requested that we each consider doing random acts of kindness to remember her by.

For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.


  • Chapel Funeral Service Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Interment Sunday, December 1, 2019


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Amy Maguire

December 2, 2019

Annette will be greatly missed by everyone who’s life she touched.
Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our condolences.


December 1, 2019

I first met Ms. Kosover when she taught my children at Collins middle school . Years later we met again at North Shore Bank where we reconnected and she would bring Freckles in to see me on a regular basis. She was a wonderful person so vibrant and always smiling. Will miss her and I'm sure Freckles was there to greet her.

Kia Petrie

November 30, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. We worked together at Collins. I had just moved from California and teaching here was much different. She was the kindest person that would check in with me to see how things were going. I loved her smile and laugh and think of her often. I was so fortunate to work with her.

John McLaughlin

November 30, 2019

I met Annette in 1965 or 1966 when she visited her brother Stephen who, at the time, was working at Fort McArthur, in San Pedro, CA. Stephen loved his sister unconditionally his whole life. My wife and young son and I visited her and her parents in June 1970 when we were enroute to our next assignment and met all of her wonderful family. Annette will be long remembered as a fantastic, wonderful person in our world. Blessing be upon her forever!

Linda Raby

November 30, 2019

Annette and I graduated SHS together and she was a good friend. She was one of the loveliest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and I will miss her as will her family and dear friends. Rest in Peace Annette.

Lynne Nemeth

November 29, 2019

Annette was my first cousin once removed, and while we didn’t see each often in our lives, I truly felt her warmth and loving spirit. We saw each other in Charleston a few years ago when she visited and I was so happy she reconnected after so many years. Annette will be missed by many whose lives she touched. Sending my deepest condolences at this time of great loss.

Pat Desjardins

November 29, 2019

Rest In Peace my dear friend. ❤️💔

Rosemary Nangle Seyfried

November 29, 2019

I was lucky to have had Miss Kossover as my 3rd grade teacher at Oliver School. Even back then I knew I was lucky! Her lively, lovely, warm, caring spirit made it so. I met her again when I was a mom and was able to tell her how much she had meant to me, and how I treasured the memories... and how she was the one I thought of when I wished my children would have great teachers. My prayers go out to all who love her still.

Arthur Kellerman

November 29, 2019

I am greatly shocked and saddened to hear of Annette’s passing. We were friends at Salem State and both pursued a career in teaching. I know she loved her students as I did mine. A few years ago we renewed our acquaintance through Facebook and stayed in touch. We both enjoyed our 50th class reunion at Salem State and shared some memories. I always enjoyed the photos of her dog that she often posted. She was quite a woman and the world will be missing one kind soul. I send my love to her family.
Art Kellerman

Marilyn Khoury

November 29, 2019

Annette and I worked together at both Witchcraft Heights School and the former Middle School West ( now Collins). She was such fun to be around ..so stylish and upbeat. Recently, we were on the Executive Board for REAM which she encouraged me to join. Her favorite pastime was showing me pictures and relaying stories of the joy she experienced with her nieces children. Boy , she loved to tell me about them , as well as stories years ago about her nieces ....Tiff and Kimmy growing up to be so much a part of her life. She will be missed by so many including former students who loved her . Your family will have fond memories to help with the sad loss of such a great lady . My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Sincerely , Marilyn Khoury