Ann M. Aylmer, 84, of Mashpee died April 22 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was the widow of John F. Aylmer, to whom she was married for 61 years.
Born and raised in Hyannis, she was the youngest of the six children of Norman McLean and Christine McLean. She graduated from Barnstable High School and Fisher Junior College.
Ms. Aylmer lived in Naples, Italy, with her husband when he was stationed there with the United States Navy. They then started their family in Centerville when he went to sea in the Merchant Marine. She would lend her support when, beginning in 1966, he served two terms as a selectman/assessor for the Town of Barnstable and then was elected, in 1970, to the first of six consecutive terms in the Massachusetts Senate.
She enjoyed her part-time work in the Barnstable Tax Collector’s Office and she especially relished the friendships that she made in the Craigville Beach Association.
In her later years, she and her husband became residents of the Bridges by EPOCH assisted living community in Mashpee. Her husband died in 2018.
As a devout Catholic, Ms. Aylmer especially enjoyed attending the weekly Mass video feed with visiting family members.
She leaves three sons and their families, John F. Aylmer Jr. and his wife, Karen Aylmer, of Brookline and their three children, Brittany, Kye and Andrew Aylmer; Peter B. Aylmer and his wife, Beverlee S. Aylmer, and their two children, Ryan J. and Matthew P. Aylmer, all of Falmouth; and Patrick Aylmer and his wife, Elizabeth Aylmer, and their two children, John and Patrick Aylmer Jr. of Topsfield.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Kerry Aylmer; four brothers, Donald McLean, Norman McLean, Lawrence McLean and Stanley McLean; and a sister, Mary White Crocker.
Burial was to be private.