By Mary Thurwachter
HIGHLAND BEACH — Even during the final months of her life while battling a long illness, Ann Boden retained her positive and fun-loving outlook, according to her next-door neighbor Judith Krovetz.
“She was a wonderful woman, a beautiful spirit,” Krovetz said. “She was funny and sweet and knew how to tell a good story.”
Mrs. Boden, 74, of Dublin and Lisburn, Ireland, and finally, Highland Beach, died peacefully on June 15.
Mrs. Boden traveled the globe as an Aer Lingus stewardess, and had many stories to share about her experiences, Krovetz said.
“She loved her children so much and they were unbelievably wonderful to her,” Krovetz said.
Those children include Dolores, Conor, Áine, Niall and Caitriona. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Chloe and Karel; her sons and daughters-in law Mark, Lisa, Steve, the late Tanguy; her sister Pat and Jim Sherry; and her sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy, Imelda, Brian, Terry, Marie, Una and Gail.
Her husband, Oliver, preceded her in death.
A funeral Mass for Mrs. Boden was held on June 19 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Boca Raton.