Ann Verge of Malden, 89, passed away suddenly and too soon on
Tuesday, November 9th. Daughter of the late William L. Hunt of
Charlestown and the late Mary E. Thomas of East Boston, Ann
graduated from Charlestown High School in 1950 and then worked
as a teenager in the Schrafft’s Chocolate Factory.
After her high school sweetheart, the late Edward B. Verge, Jr.
(“of the dreamy blue eyes”) returned from service in Korea, Ann
married the dashing soldier and settled in Malden. They had two
children during their 46 year marriage.
Ann Verge was an active, full-time mother, attending Little
League baseball games, baking brownies, and leading Girl Scout
Troops. An artist at heart, she loved to sew, paint, make dolls,
and bead jewelry. She decorated her house with knitted blankets,
handmade quilts, and butterfly appliqués. She adored the Red Sox
but couldn’t bear to watch them very much, at least until 2004.
Ann was predeceased by siblings Thomas Hunt and Dorothy J. Riley
and survived by two children and their spouses, Robert
(Jennifer) Verge of Florida and Lisa Verge (Thomas) Higgins of
New Jersey, as well as six grandchildren, Trace Lacasto, Brennan
Verge, Eason Verge, Caitlin Higgins, Molly Higgins, and Maeve
She will be dearly missed by friends, family, and all the early
risers she would greet during her daily walks around Malden.
services for Ann will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden, on Monday, November
15th, at 10 AM. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery
at a later date. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on
Sunday, November 14th, from 4 – 8 PM.