Ann Swartz Levin passed away comfortably in her home in Scituate, MA, on Sunday April 5, 2020, with her family by her side. In her own words, Ann chose to be remembered "first and foremost as a loving and loved wife, mother and nana. And then as a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, teacher, friend and colleague."
Ann leaves behind the love of her life, Larry, her devoted husband and life partner of 46 years; and her sons, Michael, and wife Kate, of Scituate, and Gregory, and wife Priya, of Kensington, MD. She was Nana to Norah, Sadie, and Benjamin, and to Andrew. Ann is also survived by her mother, Emma Swartz; and her siblings, Mitchell Swartz and Susan woods, and their families.
Ann, who was orn in MAlden, was a woman of uncommon strength. She possessed a level of determination and assertiveness that belied her five-foot frame. As her family and friends would attest, Ann was an invaluable person to have in your corner. Over the course of her life, she gravitated toward leadership roles both personally and professionally.
The story of Ann's life cannot be told without Larry, whom she first met on Revere Beach at the age of 15. After their courtship at Malden High School, they would never be apart. Ann and Larry settled in Scituate, where they would raise their two boys and lead a life of love and laughter, filled with family celebrations and spirited progressive-leaning discussions around the dinner table, with travel on exotic family vacations and more locally to their boy's sports games.
Ann's career blossomed as a middle school teacher in Hingham, where she taught for over 30 years, primarily math but also science. She was a talented educator with the boundless enthusiasm and yet the remarkable patience required to teach algebra to 8th graders. She was also a passionate advocate who was heavily involved, as both a professional and a paent, in the Hingham and Scituate public school systems, as well as her local synagogue.
Many things gave Ann great joy; walks to the beach with Larry and their poodel Bitsi; tending to her vegetable garden; exciting vacations to places such as the Galapagos Islands, the French Alps, and New Zealand; good books; and dinner and a Broadway in Boston play with close friends.
But most of all, All glowed in the simple pleasure of shared experience with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was omnipresent, the calming and dependable center of life in her family. Her devotion, compassion, and selflessness were irreplaceable and will be sorely missed, by her family and by the many other people whose lives she touched.
For more than two years, Ann demonstrated remarkable preserverance and grace in her battle with angiosarcoma. She was 67.
Services will be private and held at Sharon Memorial Park. A celebration of life is planned for this summer, on a date to be determined. As a gesture of sympathy, donations may be sent to the Angiosarcoma Awareness foundation.
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