This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ann Ewen 76 years old , born on July 14, 1943 and passed away on November 29, 2019. We will remember her forever.

Ann will be lovingly be remembered by her children, Deborah Jaques, Christine McNamara, and Kathleen Lane (husband: John Lane); six grandchildren: Peter, Courtney, Matthew, Kaitlyn, John Jr, and Christopher; her sister Dorothy Cashman; her brother James; and her life-partner Michael Feeley.  Ann was predeceased by her parents, Ann and James. She will be laid to rest at Ocean Memorial Park. 

At the height of World War II, Ann Ewen was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1943 to James, Petty Officer in Royal Navy, and Ann (née Barrett). She was baptized August 1943 at Oatlands St. Bernards Parish Church. During the war, Scotland would suffer air raids and bombings, leaving towns of Scotland, such as Glasgow, a wasteland of crowded tenements with no industry. It was this condition, the Ewens sought a better life outside United Kingdom. Moving from Scotland to Australia and back to Scotland, the Ewens journeyed to America through Canada to begin a new life in 1955. 

It was in America that Ann and her sister, Dorothy, began a new life with their parents. Moving south from Canada, they would settle in Brooklyn, NY with thousands of other immigrants looking for a new and better life. It was in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn that Ann and her family made home. In November 1962, Ann married Charles McNamara and had three children: Deborah, Christine, and Kathleen.

Ann began another phase in her life, moving to Staten Island, NY in 1970. In 1979, Ann started her 27-year career with Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels as a toll collector.  Over the years, she worked tirelessly as a union representative; protecting employees’ rights and benefits. It was during a union meeting on Friday, February 26, 1993 at World Trade Center North, that Ann would suffer minor injuries from a truck bomb detonated by terrorists. She retired in 2004. June 2000, Ann became a United States Naturalized citizen. 

Ann enjoyed her retirement shopping, spending lunches with her daughters, and going out with her grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jake, and Christopher. 

After separating from her husband, she met her life partner of over 30 years, Mike Feeley. 

Ann will be missed, she made her children and grandchildren her priority, and losing her will leave a hole in our hearts. 


Posted by Mike Feeley on December 18, 2019
Because of you Ann, we learned to love more, forgive more,fight for what’s right. Stand up for ourselves and at the same time help others in need. I can go on and on. I will think about you every day. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Michael.
Posted by Dottie Cashman on December 3, 2019
You will be missed. My sister my friend I will always love you. See you with the Angels. ♥️ In my heart forever

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Posted by Mike Feeley on December 18, 2019
Because of you Ann, we learned to love more, forgive more,fight for what’s right. Stand up for ourselves and at the same time help others in need. I can go on and on. I will think about you every day. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Michael.
Posted by Dottie Cashman on December 3, 2019
You will be missed. My sister my friend I will always love you. See you with the Angels. ♥️ In my heart forever
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Mom tried and tried to give up smoking for many years. Hypnosis, group help, chewing gum, whatever the craze was, mom seemed to try but to no avail for many years. During one stint at giving up smoking, she was rather ornery, and we avoided her. When we came home later and found her "calmed down" a wee bit, we soon discovered why. Our year-old souvenir, a single cigarette and match enclosed in a glass tube, which stated: "EMERGENCY break glass" was missing. Well, mom broke the glass and smoked that year old cigarette, which wasn't even her brand. 

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Shared by Mike Feeley on December 18, 2019
Because of you Ann,we learned to love more, forgive more, fight when needed, stand up for ourselves, help others in need. I can go on and on. Ann you will always be with me every day, until we meet again, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Michael.