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Anne Fairbanks passes at 82

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Anne Maria Fairbanks, 82, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, died peacefully on August 31, 2023. Anne was born on October 12, 1940 to Fredrick Kennedy and Marjorie Kennedy (Benner) in Framingham. She graduated from Peters High School in Southborough in 1958.

Anne was a faithful lifelong member of Faith Community Church in Hopkinton. She was artistically talented and enjoyed painting, family parties and holidays, spending time with her loved ones, Sunday road trips with her husband, Art, and Cape Cod vacations with her girlfriends. She was very caring, devoted, social, strong, and thoughtful to all who knew her. She was an anchor to the family, laughed easily, and had a steadfast faith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Arthur W. Fairbanks, Sr., her brother Edward Kennedy and his wife, Brenda (Witkowski), her sister, Janet Parks (Kennedy), and her brother, Richard Kennedy. She has also left behind her children and step children: Donna L. Fairbanks, Kathleen A. Campbell (Hilditch), Tammie Talvey (Fairbanks) and her husband, David, John A. Hilditch and his wife, Karen (Heyward), Arthur W. Fairbanks, Jr. and his wife, Janet (Dykstra), Nancy Moschini (Hilditch) and her husband, Peter, Marcy Fairbanks-Linane and her deceased husband, Dennis Linane, and many nephews, nieces, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her infant daughter, Julie Hilditch.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 8th from 4:00-7:00 pm. at Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 am. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Following burial, a reception will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 146 E Main Street, Hopkinton.


  1. Anne was a lovely lady and will missed; she was a true part of Hopkinton. I worked with Anne years ago on the Polyarts committee, and enjoyed talking about art with her.

  2. I am very sad about this, but I know Anne found a better place after here, she was passionate about Art and I really appreciated her enthusiasm about family, faith, and friends whenever I saw her, a truly amazing person.

  3. Anne created a beautiful painting on a vintage hand saw belonging to my husband’s father. It depicts all the flowers and birds living around our house including a scene from Lake Whitehall, Arnold’s apple orchard and a rendering of one o my Appalachian Baskets. I will always treasure it and think of her when I see it hanging on the wall.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I pray you are all well. I remember the bus rides picking you all up in the day. My maiden name was Mary Mahoney. Your mom was a loving mother so very sorry.


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