Ann E. (Gilson) Cope, 87, of Southington, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday, January 30, 2023.
Ann was born on February 25, 1935 in Meriden to the late Kenneth and Vera (Fluke) Gilson. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and worked as an English and Reading teacher in the Southington Public School System for 29 years. Ann loved cats, flowers, gardening, reading and was a member of many clubs. She also enjoyed going on cruises with her dear friend Marcia.
Ann is survived by her daughters, Kathy Willett of Bristol and Kristin (Willett) Gagne and her husband Albert Gagne III of Plantsville and her 5 grandchildren; Melissa, Daniel, Sarah, Andrew and Rebecca.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.
Funeral services will be celebrated privately. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.