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Ann Shrope Byrne

December 15, 1941 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 80)

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Ann Shrope Byrne, age 80, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2022. Ann was the beloved wife of the late Philip Byrne for 44 years and cherished mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, grandma and friend. Ann is survived by her sons, Curtiss and Tyson, daughter-in laws Lisa and Erica, and grandchildren, Isabel (21), Connor (19) and Sophia (16).

Born December 15, 1941 in Staten Island, New York, Ann was the daughter to William and Dorothea Shrope, and dear sister to Dorothea Shrope Myers.

Ann spent most of her life in Norfolk, Connecticut. She attended high school at the Howard School for Girls in Massachusetts, and graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Psychology. Thereafter, while working full time and raising her boys, Ann earned a Masters in Special Education Degree from Central College of Connecticut.

Ann with Phil owned and operated Ann’s Nursery for Babies in Norfolk and The Shrope Foundation in Canaan, Connecticut, two residential nursing facilities providing loving care for medically involved and developmentally disabled children and young adults

. Ann had a passion and aptitude for playing tennis and was a member of the Norfolk Country Club, where she served on the Board. She also enjoyed curling with Phil at the Norfolk Curling Club, and loved spending hours laughing and playing sports and games with family and friends.

Ann and Phil retired to Sykesville, Maryland in in 2006 to be closer to family. Ann did not slow down in retirement. Full of energy and always eager to help out, Ann enjoyed tutoring children and dedicated her time to multiple committees and programs at Fairhaven including the Performing Arts committee, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Gift Shop, and the Treasure Shop. In 2010, Ann was honored as Fairhaven’s “Woman of the Year” for her service and dedication.

Ann also volunteered at the Carroll Community Hospital, Beasman Boutique, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, and the Westminster Senior Center Department of Aging.

Ann’s greatest joy was her three grandchildren and spending time with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, Mahjong, Wii Bowling, going to the theater, and creating art. Ann also adored her dogs Deedee and Nina.

A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held at Fairhaven Chapel, 7200 Third Avenue. Sykesville, Maryland on Sunday, April 24th at 1pm.

A second Celebration of Life will be held this summer in Norfolk, Connecticut, date TBD.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Voices for Children, or Kids of Love,

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