Rumford, Maine -- Ann Marie (Bachilas) Hagigeorges went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She passed with family by her side and under the compassionate care of the nursing staff at Rumford Hospital. Ann brought joy to everyone she touched and will be remembered as a kind, gentle woman.
Most recently Ann resided at Rumford Community Home. Born in Concord, New Hampshire of Greek immigrants, Ann’s family settled in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 1951 she married Anthony “Tony” “Hagi” Hagigeorges and they moved to Medford Massachusetts.
The family spent summers on Cape Cod fishing and camping on Sandy Neck Beach. Eventually Tony built a home there, as Ann would say, “with his own two hands. Ann went out on Tony’s fishing boat and helped pull lobster traps. She loved the seashore and spent many days walking, swimming, and collecting seashells.
Ann was a dedicated volunteer at hospitals and nursing homes. She also worked at the Green Briar Jam Kitchen welcoming tourists from all over the world. Ann was a docent at the historic Sandwich Glass Museum where she proudly led guided tours for thousands of visitors.
As a child she played piano and later in life sang in St Michael’s Orthodox Church choir and the Cape Cod Chorale. Music was her passion and she even confessed to playing “hooky” from school one day to see Frank Sinatra perform in Boston.
Ann loved to entertain and always welcomed people into her home. Should would spend days preparing food and everyone loved her cooking. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and dancing.
Ann is survived by her daughters, Maria Holloway and her husband, Peter of Hanover, Maine, Angela Staboulis and her husband George of Rockport, Mass., Julie Hagigeorges of Malden, Mass. and Janice Hagigeorges of California and many nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by her husband Anthony Hagigeorges, her parents, Frank and Angeline (Pilioglos) Bachilas, her brother Leo, and sister Evelyn.
A Visiting Hour will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 11 AM until 12 PM at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 62 Main St, Cotuit. A funeral service will be held at 12PM at the church with interment to follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Ann’s family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Rumford Community Home for the compassionate and loving care she received. Donations may be made in Ann’s memory to Rumford Community Home, 11 John F Kennedy Lane, Rumford, Maine, 04276.