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Long-Time Rye Volunteer Williams Dies at 71

RYE, N.Y. - Anne B. "Lammie" Williams of Rye died Dec. 2 at the age of 71.

She was born Dec. 20, 1939 at Toledo Hospital and was raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. In 1957, Williams graduated from Emma Willard School and from Briarcliff College in 1959. In 1962, she moved to Rye with her husband, the late Thomas A. Williams.

In Rye, Williams was a member of several community organizations. She was a former historian for the Rye Garden Club and a longtime benefactor of the Rye Free Reading Room. Williams was also a founding member of the 28th Twig and a 40-year volunteer with the Westchester Buick Barclays Classic.

Williams served on the Board of Managers and Board of Trustees at United Hospital in Port Chester and would distribute her annual Christmas Card to "The Special Drawing" at the hospital.

She enjoyed canoeing and fishing with family and friends in Grayling, Mich. on the Au Sable River. Grayling was a second home and she became a benefactor to Mercy Hospital there. Williams also ventured to Stratton, Vt., where she skied for more than 30 years. She also donated her time to the American Yacht Club, where she forged many friendships.

Williams is survived by her sons Thomas A. Williams Jr. of Perrysburg, Ohio, J. Carter Williams of St. Louis, Mo. and David D. Williams of Racine, Wis., her daughter Laura W. Jodice of Central S.C., her friend Timothy James of New York, N.Y. and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas.

A memorial service will take place at Rye Presbyterian Church on what would have been her 72nd birthday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Rye Free Reading Room , 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580, or the Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 417 Ellendale Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573.

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