Longtime West Concord resident Mariann Hammer Goslovich, age 93, died on August 27, 2020, of natural causes. Mariann grew up in Olivia and Little Falls, MN, where her parents owned and operated the local bakery. She was proud of her Minnesota heritage.
Mariann headed off to the University of Minnesota with $100 from her parents, and because she made it last a full semester, they supported her endeavors for the next four years. She met her husband Stanley at the University of Illinois, where they were both pursuing graduate degrees.
She was a speech pathologist in the Concord Public Schools for 17 years, after working in Illinois and Connecticut. She volunteered her therapy services to inmates at MCI-Concord and also taught adult English language learners after she retired.
Mariann was always working on a project; her hands were always moving. She was a wonderful cook and dessert maker, satisfying the sweet teeth of her "4" boys. She was a skilled and rapid knitter, especially of sweaters and mittens, and happy to take requests from her grandchildren for specially designed items incorporating whatever motif was the current passion of that child. She persevered in mastering the log-splitter at the family's vacation home in Meriden, NH. And she loved to read, especially about strong women who had made a difference.
When her sons began to leave home, Mariann wrote letters to them each Sunday evening. Those letters continued for decades, even into 2020, starting with carbon paper in the typewriter and then moving on to word processing and eventually email—a miracle! The letters kept her boys informed and connected every week.
She was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church, an active participant at the Concord Council on Aging, and a member of the West Concord (and then United Concord) Women's Club.
Mariann is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Stanley; her sons Bruce (and Meg Mulhern) of Boise, ID; Eric (and Marsha) of Frederick, CO; and Scott of Boise, ID; her sisters Kathryn Glen and Marcia Oja of Florida, and her brother Bill Hammer of Minnesota. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Extended Family of Wayland, Good Shepherd Community Care, and Carriage House at Lee's Farm for their compassionate support and care.
A private family memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm. For those who wish to attend remotely please activate the link provided on the day and time of the service: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/156599/c/541148
Memorial gifts may be sent to United Women's Club of Concord c/o Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord, MA 01742 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA 01742.