The Cheshire Patch reports that Anne Giddings has passed away yesterday at St. Mary's hospital. Full article can be read here.
I'm deeply saddened by her passing and I believe we lost one of the most unselfish human beings I've ever met. She was one of my main influences for running for the board of education. She somehow figured out how to get me out of bed at the crack of dawn on those chilly fall morning to stand and wave to traffic with her on Route 10. She was a human being I naturally wanted to be around. She was and remains an inspiration for me and my family. She genuinely wanted to help the constituents of Cheshire. Her passion, positive attitude and enthusiasm never went unnoticed.
Anne is a thoughtful person. I recall several occasions whereby I'd come home and find various notes, articles or other information left for me by Anne in which she thought would be helpful. I could never get her to ring the doorbell and stay for coffee as she was always on the go. She went out of her way for me on several occassions and my only regret is that I was never able to return the favor.
Anne, you will be missed dearly but you will always be in our hearts and our thoughts.
My condolences to her family, friends and loved ones.