Ann W. Guidoboni

Oct 12, 2020
Ann Guidoboni

Wiscasset — Ann (Marietta) Webster Guidoboni passed away peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

Ann was born in Vinalhaven June 28, 1935, to Kenneth Raymond and Virginia Winslow Webster.

She graduated as valedictorian from Vinalhaven High School in 1953 and went off to Portland-Gorham (now USM) to college. She transferred to the University of Maine at Orono and graduated with a bachelor's degree in history. Ann taught at Coney High School in Augusta and then returned to Vinalhaven in 1959 where she taught fourth grade at the Washington School.

It was there she met a music teacher named Norman Guidoboni, and began a love story that lasted until her death. Ann was a dedicated wife and mother to Andrea R. Guidoboni of Milford, N.H., and to N. Webster Guidoboni and his wife, Marian R. Guidoboni, of Fremont, N.H. She was also a loving “Mimi” to Julia, Nicolas and Owen Guidoboni and to Joshua and Genevieve Beer; as well as a great-grandmother to Greyson Guidoboni.

Ann kept busy with a variety of jobs and found great satisfaction in volunteer work as the head of the Altar Guild and the Womens’ Club at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Wiscasset, and later as a worker at the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

She was also a gifted pianist who, along with her husband on the trumpet, played with various dance bands in Maine including the Vinalhaven-based Sonny Polk Orchestra. She enjoyed summers with family and friends on the island at the camp on Big Wharf and quiet evenings at home with her husband, talking things over, reading books and cuddling with pets; most recently with her beloved cats, Cleo and Kit.

At the time of her death, Ann and Norman were communicants of Christ Church in Gardiner.

Ann is survived by Norman, her husband of 60 years; children, grandchildren and great-grandchild; sisters Susan McKown and her husband, George, and Linda Adams and her husband, Richard; brother Kenneth Webster and his wife, Donna; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service will be held on Vinalhaven Island at a later date; in lieu of flowers, send donations to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb ME 04556.

Her family would like to thank the staff at the Sussman House, Midcoast Hospital, Pen-Bay Hospital, Winship Green in Bath, the Island Community Medical Center and the Wiscasset Ambulance Service, for their expert and loving care for our beloved “Mimi.”

To share a memory or condolence with the Guidoboni family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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