In memory of
Ann L. McKee
Ann L. McKee Ann L. McKee, age 81, passed away on July 30, 2019, after a brief illness. Ann was born June 28, 1938 in Newark, N.J. to Louise and Harry J. McKee. She is survived by her brother, Hal (Sandy) McKee of Vero Beach, Fla.; and sister, Susan McKee of Sacramento, Calif. She was the beloved mother of Michael (Ami) Roach, Karen Roach, the late Robert J. Roach IV and Christopher (Jess) Roach. Ann was the cherished grandmother of Melissa Coury, Kajsa Askins, Sarah Alexandra Askins, Alexander Roach, Sydney Roach and Liam Roach. She was extremely proud of her great-granddaughter, Jemma Coury. Ann is also survived by her nieces, Laura Hein and Anya Hein; and nephews, Scott McKee and Nicholas Hein. She was also devoted to her dear friend, Marti Kleinman, who was a loyal and supportive friend for the past three decades; and to her cousins, with whom she enjoyed many festive luncheons and holiday events. Ann was the longtime district clerk at Bloomfield Central School District, where she enjoyed interacting with her colleagues and students, many of whom became longtime friends. She was most proud to have been chosen as the staff/faculty advisor to the class of 1985, which included her son Robert. Ann was known for her ability to make and keep friends, who enjoyed her intelligence and irreverent wit. Ann attended Syracuse University, where she met her late ex-husband Robert W. Roach. She happily cut short her college career to be a wife and stay-at-home mother. Ann was passionate about community and politics and rose to become president of the Bridgewater, N.J., chapter of the League of Women Voters. She was an expert cook and devotee of Julia Child and was especially known for her homemade bread and delicious lasagna. When her children were young and were free to roam their New Jersey cul-de-sac, Ann called them home to dinner with her trademark whistle, which could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Ann had a passion for travel and was always open to adventure. Over the years, she enjoyed trips to Europe, first with her family then as a chaperone for groups of Bloomfield students. She also visited Madagascar and the Czech Republic. Earlier this year, Ann enjoyed a first-time trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the longtime home of her cousins. Friends may call on Friday, September 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 2 South Ave., Bloomfield. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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