Veteran Feminists of America is saddened by the passing of a beloved sister

1925- 2012

Anne, a poet and a writer graduated from Vassar in 1946. In 1969 she joined the feminist movement in New York after raising five sons. As an active independent she co-founded the New York Women's Center in 1970. Later, as a member of the planning committee of the Strike for Equality she came up with the $1,000 for the Strike office and helped organize the march and other events and wrote the beautiful, "We Took to the Streets Like a River," which commemorates the Strike for Equality march. In 1971 she moved to Maine where she registered as a lobbyist for the ERA (which passed in ME in 1973). She attended the International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City in 1976 and was a delegate to the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977.

She is a founder of Maine Women in the Arts and was poetry editor of Maine Life from 1979 to 1985. The author of six books of poetry, she also wrote "Matriot/Patriot" for Catherine East.

Anne died of a stroke at Fran's Elderly Care in Port Orange, Florida where she'd lived for the past few years near her son, Scott. She is survived by sons Scott, Ledge, Bruce, Todd and Charlie. Send condolences to