Ann Gavett

Ann Gavett

1924 - 2019

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On Friday, October 18, Ann Gavett, matriarch of seven children, 16 grandchildren and many adored great grandchildren passed away at the age of 94. She was born in Sherwood, California to Winifred and Lars Thompson who brought her cross country to Andes, NY at the age of 3. She married Charles Gavett in 1949 and spent the next 27 years working on the farm and raising her large family.

Ann had many interests which often involved starting businesses. She raised daschund puppies, taught ceramics classes, was a 4-H leader, refinished and sold antique furniture, taught chair caning, remodeled part of the barn for a college rental, and started a farm bed and breakfast. Her artistic and creative talents went into quiltmaking, tole painting, stenciling and sewing. She was a longtime, active member of the Hamden Presbyterian Church. After retirement she loved to join family members on travel adventures. Playing Pinochle with the Hamden Seniors was a favorite activity in recent years.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Charles, her daughter Sonja, her grandson Alex, sister Betty and brother Jim. She is survived by six children: Vicki (Ted), Charles Jr. (Jane), Jim, Sally (Cris), Nancy (James), Ben (Jennifer); son-in-law Lindly; brothers Dug and Chuck and sisters Lois and May. 

A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be held at a later date. Interment of Ann’s cremated remains will take place at Hamden Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Ann’s family please visit