Maryann Healey

Maryann Cosgrove Healey

Tuesday, May 27th, 1941 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Maryann Cosgrove Healey, a long-time resident of Newtown, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, James Richardson Healey. Born on May 27, 1941 to James and Marian (Reardon) Cosgrove, she grew up in North Haven and attended St. Mary’s High School in New Haven. She developed a passion for early childhood education and literacy and went on to earn a BA in Child Study and Child Psychology from Saint Joseph College, an MA in Childhood Education from Southern CT State, and her Sixth-Year Degree in Reading Consultancy from Central CT State. She spent many years as a teacher and reading consultant in Connecticut public schools (most recently at Danbury’s South Street School) engaging even the most challenging students, mentoring teachers, and helping develop innovative literacy curricula. In addition to her enthusiasm for teaching and reading, Maryann loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunflowers, and coffee. We will miss her generous heart, strength, determination, and wit. She is survived by two beloved daughters, Alison Healey of Arlington, VA; and Elisabeth Healey Zimmer and her husband Alec Zimmer of Newton, MA; her adored grandsons, Brent and Todd Zimmer; and her longtime canine companion, Sherlock.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, followed by a 10am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 26 Dodgingtown Rd, Bethel. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Faith Food Pantry of Newtown, PO Box 53, Newtown, CT 06470 or
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
    NEWTOWN, CT 06470
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Saint Mary's Church
    24 Dodgingtown Road
    BETHEL, CT 06801
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  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    200 Whitman Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06107
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    In terment will be private


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Posted at 07:10pm
Rest in Peace
Maryann Healey
"Rest in peace," how much this says,
Be free of pain no more to weep.
Find joy that never ends, possess
New life that here you could not keep.
"Rest in peace," and though we grieve,
Reaching for your hand in vain,
Our faith is such that we believe
That all of us shall meet again.
“Rest in peace,” the drums are still,
The smoke has cleared, the battle’s done.
And now forever yours to keep
The golden prize that you have won.
Against the sunrise on the hill,
Your colors wave upon the breeze,
With shield of honor, lance of truth,
You overcame with such as these.
No dirge of sorrow shall we play,
For one who goes to meet the Lord.
Could but we all be Heaven's guests,
As you receive your just reward.
Dear blessed sleep that merely marks
The ending of a holy quest,
Your gentle touch remains upon
The hearts of those who loved you best.


Erva Willett

Posted at 05:07pm
To Maryann’s family: I am so sorry to hear MaryAnn s passing. I was a classmate at St Joe’s and enjoyed many times with her as we played cards and had many political discussions about the state of the world. She was a dear friend and will be truly missed. God speed❤️
Erva Willett

Jean E. Shirvinski

Posted at 02:41pm
Alison, Elizabeth & family,
Sincere condolences to You & Yours on the loss of your mother, MaryAnn. She was a vibrant member of' the Class of '62 @ SJU. We will remember her in our thoughts & prayers. I am sure you have many fond memories to remember.
Jean Shirvinski

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