Ann Loughman (June 15, 1936 - January 14, 2010)
Ann Connally Loughman died January 14, 2010 at Calvary Hospital, in the Bronx, NY; at the age of 73. Born in 1936, in County Galway, Ireland.
Ann is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert and children Brendan, Eamonn, and Patricia Wilson (Nicholas,) and grandchildren Shannon, Samantha, and Sabrina Loughman; also Ava and Rory Wilson. Survived in Ireland by her brothers Patrick and John and her sister Margaret Kelly (Vincent.)
Ann graduated, after receiving the Georgina Wade Memorial gold medal for best nurse, from Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland as a Senior Registered Nurse in 1959, and Duke Street Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland in 1960 as a certified mid-wife. Ann arrived in NY in 1960, worked at Lenox Hill Hospital, four years. Later Ann worked at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern for 21 years.
It is with the deepest regret the Irish Republican Community says good bye to Ann Loughman. She was dedicated to the cause of Irish Freedom and Justice. Ann was well known for her support and generosity toward Irish Republican Political Prisoners and their families. She gave of herself, opening her heart and home to Political Prisoners and their families, she visited and wrote to prisoners, organized and encouraged others to do so.
Ann also hosted a Rockland county community radio program for Irish events, news, language and music Her unfailing honesty, integrity and hope for Human Rights for all people will be sorely missed by all who knew her and the communities of oppressed people she supported.
The Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 19 at Sacred Heart Church at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery, 36 West Nyack Rd. Nanuet. Friends may call on Monday, January 18 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Scarr Funeral Home, Rt. 202 Suffern. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to Sacred Heart Church, 125 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901 or St. Mary's Church, Haverstraw, NY 10927.