Ann Gunning Magee, 91, wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at Stonebridge at Montgomery’s Skilled Nursing facility on April 12. She had lived in Princeton for the past 58 years.
Ann was born in Rome, NY on August 28, 1928. Her family later moved to New York City, and briefly to Ireland during the Depression, before returning to New York.
Ann graduated from Hunter College High School in New York. She graduated from Barnard College where she majored in Economics. After graduating, she attended Teachers’ College at Columbia University and taught at The Brearley School in New York. She returned to Columbia where she earned a Masters in History, as well as met her future husband, Richard J. Magee.
Ann and her young family moved to Princeton in 1961. After raising her three children, Ann returned to school, earning both a Masters in Education in Special Education degree as well as an Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) degree from Trenton State College. Ann applied these degrees to her work as a Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant through much of the 1980’s. Ann was elected to Kappa Delta Pi, the honor society for education, and was a member of numerous professional education associations.
Ann was an avid traveler, having toured extensively through much of Europe. She was a member of a number of local organizations including Friends of the Princeton University Library, Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum and the Present Day Club.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Ann Magee Peretzman of Princeton, and by her sons, Richard J. Magee Jr. of St. Louis, MO and Steven G. Magee of Short Hills, NJ. Ann is also survived by six grandchildren. Ann’s husband, Richard J. Magee Sr. passed away in 1981.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ann Magee can be made to Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing Township, NJ 08638.