We regret to announce the passing of Anna LeMoullec, on January second, 2019 at Central Park Nursing Home, Syracuse, New York. Anna lived in Ogdensburg NY from 1987 until her illness in 2016. She was born March 16, 1929, in Port Jefferson, NY. She was employed as a dietitian with a state hospital in Ogdensburg until her retirement. She also worked as a dietician on Long Island, NY.
Anna was predeceased by her husband, Jean LeMoullec and by her parents Jessie (Rankin) Gordon & Albert Gordon. Also by her siblings, Doris O’Connor and her family, Nova Scotia, Albert Gordon & his family, Belleville, Ontario, Margaret Doyle & her family, Nova Scotia. Also a brother in infancy.
Anna and her siblings were born on Long Island, NY, but were moved to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to be raised by her maternal grandparents at the illness & death of her mother. She learned to speak Gaelic to converse with them.
She joined the Sisters of St Martha after her high school in Nova Scotia & remained with the order for 18 years, becoming an accomplished kitchen manager as well as a leading member of the choir. She possessed an exquisite soprano singing voice and was able to sing most of the liturgical classics in Latin. She assisted Father Terrance Lynch with the Marion Boy Choir in Antigonish, NS for a time and was an asset to the many choirs she joined over the years.
She met Jean upon her return to the US in 1965 & they married in 1968. They lived on Long Island until he retired in 1987 when they moved to the north country. Jean was from Brittany France & Anna had lived a great part of her life in Canada, but both were proud American citizens.
After retirement, Anna gave religious instruction to couples planning to marry in the Catholic church and she also volunteered at the St Joseph Nursing Home in Ogdensburg.
She will be keenly missed by her niece, Joan O’Connor, with whom she held a special bond, which neither time nor distance eroded.
There will be no visitation. Anna will be interred next to her husband at St Mary’s Cemetery, Ogdensburg.
“Don’t think of me as gone away, My journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, This earth is but one.”