Ann K. Larrabee, 96: Falmouth librarian, passionate about drumming

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YARMOUTH – Ann K. Larrabee passed away peacefully Oct. 15. Born in Arlington, Massachusetts Nov. 15, 1918, she was the daughter of Andrew Allen and Rachel Tuttle Kimball; she grew up in Arlington and Winchester Massachusetts.

Larrabee graduated from Winchester High School in 1936 and from Smith College in 1940. She married Kenneth G. Larrabee on Oct. 22, 1941. The couple relocated to Yarmouth in1949.

She earned a master’s degree in library science at the University of Maine, and spent 20 years as a professional librarian; her last 10 were at Falmouth Memorial Library. Active in many community affairs, Larrabee was particularly proud of her longtime membership in the Fortnightly Club. She faithfully attended the First Universalist Church in Yarmouth and, after her husband died, joined a freestyle community drumming circle hosted by the church, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Fishing vacations at Kennebago Lake with her husband, children and grandchildren were the highlight of Larrabee’s summers, along with excursions to her family summer home in Gloucester, Massachusetts when her children were young. Her extended family was central to her life, and she provided friendship and guidance to her loving nieces and nephews, as well as younger members of her church family. She maintained an active social life through her final days, and will be dearly missed by her many friends and family members.

She was predeceased by her husband and her siblings, Jane Breton O’Connor, Rachel K. Knowlton, and James E. Kimball II; a niece, Judy Knowlton Scott, and a nephew, Richard Knowlton.

Larrabee is survived by two children, K. Allen Larrabee, Ann Jo Jackson; and four grandchildren, Lisa S. Larrabee, Michael K. J. Larrabee, Rachel A. Mastrangelo and Susannah B. Jackson.

The family would like to thank Deb Fox for the care and kindness she demonstrated.

Services will be at the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., Yarmouth on Oct. 22, which would have been her 74th wedding anniversary. Burial will be held at a later date at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME 04105 or the charity of one’s choice.