Mary Ann Standish, age 79, of Colchester, passed away on December 31, 2019 at Gaylord Hospital after a courageous and valiant battle with lung disease. Born on August 8, 1940 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late James and Sophia (Bury) Shea. Mary Ann leaves to mourn her loss three children, Howard and James Standish, both of Colchester, Sarah and her husband Michael Beebe of Old Saybrook; a brother, Frank Shea and his wife June of Moodus; three grandchildren, Alexa, Devyn and Aubrey; a great grandchild, Avianna; her companion of 15 years, Donald Davidson; and many extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Olivia Beebe. Mary Ann retired several years ago after having worked for many years as a typist for the Regional Shopper and also in food services at Bacon Academy and McDonald’s in Colchester. Mary Ann was a talented crafter and she enjoyed volunteering at the Colchester Senior Center, making hats for cancer patients. She also loved playing BINGO at the Senior Center and was usually found holding the winning BINGO cards. She will be remembered by her children as a loving and devoted mother who enjoyed singing and dancing and watching the birds in her own back yard. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4th, at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester, beginning at 10:30 am with a call hour, followed by the funeral service at 11:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will be private at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Senior Center, 95 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT, 06415. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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Colchester Senior Center
95 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT 06415