Former Stamford resident Ann Dalton Williams McAuliffe died on May 12 in Wilbraham, Mass. Born and raised in Stamford, she most recently resided in Springfield, Massachusetts.
A graduate of Stamford High School and the Katharine Gibbs School of New York, McAuliffe began singing locally in community churches. Her singing then led her to Summer Stock Theater in Cape Cod, and then to New York where she performed at Radio City Music Hall and The Roxy.
She later worked at Machlett Labratories and Northrop & Johnson Yacht Brokers and spent 28 years as administrative assistant to Stamford's mayors. She was also president of the Stamford YWCA and on the board of directors of the Oak Street Center After School Program.
McAuliffe is survived by her husband of 62 years, James P. McAuliffe; her son, Douglass J. McAuliffe and his wife, Ingrid; her daughter, Anne D. McAuliffe Grace and her husband, Kevin, and four grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother, Ralph “Nippy” Williams Jr.
A memorial service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Stamford on June 23 at 10 a.m. followed by a graveside service at St. John’s Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Knights of Columbus afterwards.
Donations may be made in McAuliffe’s memory to Wing Memorial Hospice, 40 Wright St., Palmer, MA, 01069.
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