Ann E. (Taggart) "Mimi" Haddock

  • Born: August 19, 1924
  • Died: October 24, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ann E. "Mimi" Haddock, longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 96.

Born in Melrose on August 19, 1924, one of three children of the late Curtis and Thelma (Bridges) Taggart. Ann grew up in Medford graduating from Medford High School in 1940 and Middlebury College in 1943 with a bachelor's degree in education. She went on to teach French in the Medford Public School System until 1950.

On October 28, 1950, Ann married her beloved Lester and they eventually settled in Melrose in the mid 50's to raise their family. She adored her family and was exceptionally active in their lives. She looked forward to the family trips to Mascoma Lake in New Hampshire, where she had been visiting since 1932. It did not matter where she was if she was with family.

A woman with a strong sense of duty, and faith, Ann volunteered on numerous boards at Melrose Highlands Congregational Church and served on the board of the Boston Visiting Nurses Association for over 30 years. She also enjoyed knitting and reading.

Ann's love, strength, and kindness will be missed by her family and friends, but they find comfort knowing she is now with her dearest Lester, whom she so dearly missed.

Ann was the beloved wife of the late Lester Haddock, Jr. with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Devoted mother of John C. Haddock of Haverhill, and Elizabeth J. Faughnan of Stoneham. Dear sister of the late Curtis Taggart and his wife Maryellen, and Jean Taggart. Proud grandmother of Andrew J. Faughnan and his wife Maura of Virginia Beach, VA, and Rebecca J. Faughnan of Melrose. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives & friends will gather in honor of Ann's life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 4-7pm. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. Funeral services for Ann will be private. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

Gifts in memory of Ann may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA. 02135.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ann and Les and family were part of our extended church all the time we were growing up. I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were lovely, giving people who always cheerfully helped wherever they were needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Martin family.

Posted by Lois Martin - Melrose, MA - Friend   October 31, 2020

My condolences on the passing of Mrs Haddock. A special memory I have is her commenting very positively that she saw my childrens names listed in the Melrose paper Melrose school Honor Roll. The fact that she was reading that in her 80s and remembering to tell me when she saw me next always made me smile.

Posted by Laurie Butts - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   October 31, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one.May the families keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.Keep those precious memories close to the families hearts ♥. As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the families during this very difficult time of grief and pain.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2020

Ann has been such a caring friend of Fitch Home for decades as an Association Board Member. Ann & Les served on the Board of Trustees bringing their time & talents. They were tireless in their kind deeds and dedication. They have been such a pleasure to know. My sincere condolences to all the family

Posted by Joyce Lamb - Wakefield, MA - Friend   October 28, 2020

Ann and Les Haddock, longtime friends of my mother and father, Dick and Betty Rowland, and very familiar folks around the dinner table, special occasions, and joining with my family at the Highlands Congregational Church. Wonderful friends! My condolences to Ann's family.

Posted by Ken Rowland - Nantasket Beach, MA - Family Friend   October 27, 2020

To the Haddock Family,
Ann was such a kind, caring, friendly and classy lady. We felt immediately welcomed by Ann and Les at the Highlands Congregational Church. She was so kind to us and our boys as well as always inquiring about my role in education. She was a tremendous lady who will surely be missed and remembered. She is in heaven with her wonderful husband. God Bless!
John Oteri and family

Posted by John Oteri - Friend   October 26, 2020

I grew up in Medford with the Haddock and Taggart families. They were all outstanding families. Ann set an outstanding example for her family. Lester was a leader of our Boy Scout troop and really made boy scouts fun. Jean Taggart was an outstanding student at Medford High School. Curtis, my classmate was outstanding and knowlible in so many different areas.
My deepest sympathy goes to the Haddock and Taggart families.

Posted by Dr. Arno Bommer - Peabody, MA - Friend   October 26, 2020

Ann was a longtime friend and in later years she and Les were especially caring and attentive to my father-in-law Richard Rowland. Jean and I send condolences to Ann's family.

Posted by Alan and Jean Bemiss - Wilmington, MA - Friend   October 26, 2020

We will miss Ann. We shared a love of Mascoma Lake and we have wonderful memories of her and Les and the lovely times at the lake. We always had fun together and there were lots of laughs. Hugs and Love to Liz, John, Becky, Andrew and Maura. May your healing be sustained by the wonderful memories of family times, Mascoma Lake and her delightful sense of humor. Bill and Louise Turner

Posted by Louise and Bill Turner - Mashpee, MA - Friend   October 25, 2020

Liz, my heart goes out to you, John and your children. Love and prayers to all.

Posted by Mary Battistelli - Beverly, MA - Friend   October 25, 2020

Blessings and prayers! Don and Susan (DeSisto) Vaughn

Posted by Susan Vaughn - Newburgh, IN - Family Friend   October 25, 2020

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