Ann Patricia (Logan) DeMille of Abington and White Horse Beach in Plymouth passed away peacefully after a courageous 8 ½ year battle from cancer, at her home surrounded by her family. She was 76 and always loved that her half birthday fell on Christmas. She was born and raised in Dorchester, MA. She was the daughter of the late John and Celia Logan. Although her dad died when she was young, Ann was enamored by his job at the Ritz Carlton as the head pastry chef. She was often up very late into the night baking all sort of concoctions for her family. She did her best work when everyone else was asleep.
Ann was proud of her Dorchester roots and graduated from MRM in 1962. She met the love of her life, Billy, when she was 16 hanging on the corner. They were married in 1966 and she left Dorchester kicking and screaming to the suburbs of Abington in 1975. She was a stay-at-home mom until she took her love of driving to the MBTA Quincy Barn. She retired after seventeen years and it was always a sight watching her maneuver that bus. Many nights her daughters would ride along with her on her route to see her skills on full display.
Ann cherished her trips to Ireland with her mom and then with her husband and daughter. She often reminisced about her first trip over when she was 15. She would affectionately call it “The Summer of Love Tour”. The bonds she made over in Donegal, the place she called “home”, lasted her a lifetime.
Ann also loved traveling to Aruba, Paradise Island, Las Vegas, and any pool in Florida. She loved her trips to Twin Rivers, Foxwoods, or any back room with her partner in crime, Patsy.
More than anything, Ann loved her daughters and their families. Her and Bill opened their summer home in White Horse Beach to let the chaos of cottage living ensue. She likened it to her own reality show. Eight adults, eight kids, one house… who will survive? Cottage living was not for the faint of heart. There were many bets made with the grandchildren of what time Nana would actually arrive. There weren’t a lot of winners because you could be off by days. It is her unpredictability we will miss the most. She loved a great entrance. She also loved staying up late with her grandchildren and telling them all the old stories. She loved playing whiffle ball with them and taking them bowling. Mystery rides to the Dollar Store and eating at Gellars was a yearly event. They affectionately called her “Nans” and loved watching her whip up her infamous “Nana Juice”.
Ann was always the life of the party. Her tag line was “always late but worth the wait”. She would often be found singing old Irish songs or belting out “Taxi” by Harry Chapin. She greatly missed her Sundays listening to live Irish Music at the Beachcomber on Wollaston Beach in Quincy.
Never one to leave the party early or walk away from a good Cosmo (with dirty ice), she put on a brave face for all of us and never let on how much the cancer was beating her down. She will be missed by all that loved her.
DeMille, Ann Patricia (Logan), beloved wife of retired BPD Detective William James DeMille. Beloved mother of Cheryl Ames and her late husband WBPD Sgt. Gregory Ames of Bridgewater, Donna Humfryes and her husband PCSD Captain Bruce of Hanson and Christina (Tina) Ryan and her husband Jamie of Abington. Beloved daughter of the late John and Celia Logan. Beloved sister of the late PFC John J. Logan, United States Army, Mary B. Donovan, George F. Logan, and James M. Logan. Survived by her 8 amazing grandchildren, Kayleigh Ann, Cullen William, Olivia Sarah, Chloe Marie, Nora Ann, Logan Reed, Faith Celia, and Zachary Keith along with many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister in laws, Lois DeMille, Meg Whitehead, Evelyn Smith DeMille, Wynne DeMille, Adele Logan and Dawn Gaudet.
Visiting hours at the Quealy and Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington, MA 02351, Wednesday 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral mass to be held at St. Bridget Church in Abington, Thursday morning, December 24th at 9:00 am. Please go directly to church and St. Bridget is currently at a 50 person capacity. Burial will be at a later date
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