Danvers — Mrs. Ann M. (Sorrenti) McGee, 88, of Danvers, formerly of Lynn, died peacefully surrounded by her family on December 6, 2013, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was the former wife of the late Hon. Thomas W. McGee, former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Ann was born in Everett, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Libro) Sorrenti. She was a resident of Lynn for most of her life, before moving to Danvers three years ago. She was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1943. After her children were grown, she returned to work at Vogue Apparel and later Brooks Brothers, and loved nothing more than to share her keen sense of style with a neophyte.
Ann’s true devotion was raising her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending the kid’s games and different events and activities. Annie loved entertaining, was an excellent cook, and you could be assured that there was a pot of sauce, or a soup simmering on the stove.
She loved to travel to Florida and the Caribbean, and we still talk about how much she enjoyed her trips to Italy and Ireland.
She loved beautiful things, whether it was a tree that caught her eye or the cut of a beautiful suit. Ann was an avid sports fan and never missed watching the Pats. This year’s Red Sox World Series win gave her special delight. She was a rabid fan of all things Notre Dame, and was immensely proud of seeing her daughter graduate from ND - surpassed only by attending her granddaughter’s graduation in South Bend and her grandson’s upcoming graduation as a member of the Class of 2015. She was a longtime, dedicated St. Mary’s communicant for many years.