Annie M. Skerry
Annie M. Skerry, age 32, died at home, in Brattleboro, VT on July 1, 2022. Annie was born on August 13, 1989, in Salem, MA to Jon and Kim Jaszlics (Skerry) Savery. Annie spent her childhood years in Salem and Middlefield, MA, attending Salem and Gateway Regional Public Schools. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Salem State University studying social work. Annie settled in Brattleboro, Vermont as an adult where she quickly immersed herself in the community. Her easy smile and genuine, ready kindness made her friends everywhere she went. She later trained to become a licensed nursing assistant and physical therapy aide. An avid runner, Annie competed in a number of races and events, including two Tough Mudders.
In 2016, she became a devoted mother to her son, Holden Crosby.
Annie’s guiding stars were her compassion and generosity, and these traits shaped the course of her life. She had a deep faith in God. She was drawn to helping vocations and found satisfaction in serving others. She always made time for the “little things,” understanding the importance of daily doses of happiness. She often surprised family and friends with impromptu songs and handmade cards, and she brought magic into the everyday for her son, Holden. She delighted in trips to the West River, unbridled belly laughs, and she came alive while listening to rock and roll.
She was a proud and loving sister to Kathleen Skerry, Kathleen’s husband, Nick Tsolakis, Faith Savery, and Mark Morgenroth. She was a treasured, central figure in the life of her niece, Vasia Tsolakis. She was deeply committed to her entire extended family and leaves behind her stepfather, Donald Savery, stepmother, Rebecca Skerry, grandparents, Ivan and Sheila Jaszlics, her uncles, Scott Jaszlics and Scott Michaud, her aunts, Patti Julian, Emmanuelle Crepault, Andrea and Christine Jaszlics. Her cousins included, Andreas Skancke, Claire and Zoe Jaszlics, David and Jaqueline Julian. She had many cherished friends. She is predeceased by her father, Jon Skerry, grandparents, Carol and Gil Michaud, Pam and David Walcher, and Christopher Skerry.
Interment will be at St. Paul’s Church at 29 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA on Wednesday, July 13 at 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life will be held at Centre Congregational Church located at 193 Main Street in Brattleboro on Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you give someone an Annie-sized hug.
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Mark lepistoposted July 10, 2022
Annie was one of the most devoted caring friends I can say I was honored to been in her life that smile of hers always. Turned frowns upside down she definitely showed me what
Life Should be like and the world lost a amazing young lady thank you Annie for your huge heart and great friendship r.I.p beautiful loving soul
Wendy Longposted July 12, 2022
My first memory of Annie was when I was coaching her older sister, Kate, in youth basketball. We practiced at Gateway Middle School and Middlefield was pretty far to travel. So their Mom, Kim, and Annie would make themselves as comfortable as possible in the gym and wait for Kate to be done.
Not a child to sit idly by when everybody else was moving around, Annie would grab a basketball and work on dribbling. Occasionally, an errant ball would bounce onto the court, but Annie was so cute and apologetic, it was impossible to be annoyed.
A few years later, Annie started playing for me. Her height was a great advantage, as was her positive attitude and commitment to the team and the game. One game I’ll never forget happened when her Dad came to see her play. We were completely outmatched: the Harlem Globetrotters would have had trouble with our opponent! It was the only time I ever saw Annie get upset. The score at halftime was probably 40 to 2, and the other coach still had his starters in. (What a tool!) I told the girls that we were unlikely to win this game (understatement of the year) but that we could use the second half to work on some things, like boxing out and bounce passes. Every time out, we’d add another component to what we were focusing on. The girls actually started to slow the other team’s progress. Of course, it was a thrashing but it was wonderful to see Annie smiling again by game’s end.
It was my very great pleasure to see Annie again a few years ago. She had returned to Gateway to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Gateway’s recycling program, which Annie had helped start as a student. It was such a joy to see her again and to hear about her son and her running. I got my Annie-sized hug and that gorgeous smile, which was certainly the highlight of my day,!
Holding all of Annie’s family and friends in the light.
Russell Reedposted July 14, 2022
Annie, you were one of a kind. I know you suffered from depression, but you were loved more than you’ll ever know. I’ll never forget working at the plaza with you & all the times we shared together. Love you Annie, you will be forever missed by all.
Tina Horneposted July 17, 2022
Annie’s brilliance and courage were expansive and touched us all with Grace. Loving and forgiving was she. I am a changed person for the better knowing her💜