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TOPSHAM — Anna Hale Bowditch, 98, died June 9 in Brunswick.
Born in 1912, she was a proud graduate of Wellesley College.
A lifelong educational leader and counselor, she served as director of development at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass., headmistress of the Day Prospect Hill School in New Haven, Conn., and was a co-founder and assistant head of the Hammonasset School in Madison, Conn.
A tireless community volunteer, benefactor, and fund raiser, she was active throughout her life in a wide-range of educational, civic, environmental, theatrical and horticultural activities.
Locally, she was involved with the Brunswick area Habitat for Humanity, Garden Club of America, and Natural Resources Council of Maine.
She was predeceased by her husband, E. Francis Bowditch, formerly the Dean of Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1951-1957.
Surviving are her four children, E. Francis Bowditch, Jr. of Oriental, N.C., Nathaniel H. Bowditch of Westport Island, Susan B. Badger of La Conner, Wash., and Elizabeth S. Watt of Tamworth, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hopkins School, Att: Anna Bowditch Scholarship Fund, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515-2501.
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.