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Anastacia C. Wade

January 5, 1932 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 87)

Anastacia (Ann) Caroline Wade, 87, of Weymouth (formerly of Quincy), passed away on August 11, 2019, of congestive heart failure at Seasons Hospice, Milton, MA.

A funeral Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St., Quincy, MA., at 10:30 am, Tuesday,  August 20th 2019. Her ashes will be scattered on the Appalachian Mountain Trail as per her wishes.

Ann was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Joseph John Fedorowich and Gilda Adele (Mucci) Fedorowich on January 5th, 1932. After graduating High School, Ann won a full scholarship to study art in France, but she chose to pursue a career in Nursing instead, and graduated from Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing. She continued to pursue art and music all of her life. She loved nature in all its forms, and was a life-member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. A life-long learner, she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Cambridge College at age 60, as well as earning her certification as a counselor in Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Counseling from UMass Boston. She worked at the Dimock Community Health Drug and Rehabilitation Center for a number of years, treating patients with addiction and mental health issues. She is the author of Under Her Shadow, an insightful book on drug addiction and recovery from a faith-based perspective.

A deeply faithful woman, she was active in the Catholic Church, serving for many years as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, and at the Sacred Heart Church in Quincy. She enjoyed music and singing, and often volunteered to sing and play her guitar at local nursing homes and churches.

Ann is survived by her loving husband Benjamin C Wade of Weymouth, and she will be missed by her loving family, which includes her son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Kristy Rash, her daughter and son-in-law Tessie and Clifford Phippen and family, her daughters Darlene Rash, Catherine Rash, and Phyllis Rash, her son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Maryellen Rash, and her sons Charles and John Rash, as well as her step-daughter Emily Wade. She also leaves numerous grandchildren, loving each one dearly. She is dearly missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Paul Dindinger, their daughter, T. T. Rybach, as well as Ann’s numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who also loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club
10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 USA. Condolences may be left in Anastacia C. Wade’s online guestbook at https://www.mackinnonfuneral.com/notices/Anastacia-Wade

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Carney Hospital; the caring staff of the Seasons Hospice in Milton; the celebrants, staff, and worshipers of the Sacred Heart Church of Quincy; and the MacKinnon Funeral Home of Whitman, for their many kindness.

 

You Raise Me Up

Josh Groban

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;

 When troubles come and my heart burdened be;

 Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,

 Until you come and sit awhile with me.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

 You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

 I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

 You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

 You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

 I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

 You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

There is no life - no life without its hunger;

 Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;

 But when you come and I am filled with wonder,

 Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

 You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

 I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

 You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

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