TITUSVILLE, FL- Annette “Ann” Waldo, 72, died Thursday, April 25, with her husband Dudley at her side. She was born in Brattleboro, VT, to Harry and Viola (Bishop) Morse on February 9, 1947. She attended school in Wilmington, VT, graduating from Wilmington High School in 1965.
During her young teen years she would venture off on a bus by herself to visit her older sister in the Philadelphia area where she got a dose of city and New Jersey shore life. Each year she would arrive back in Wilmington with a new school outfit. After high school she attended Northampton Commercial College in Northampton, MA, studying accounting.
She and her first husband, John Snow, lived and worked in the Northampton area for a few years, but the country life drew her back to Vermont with her young son, Johnny, where the family lived in West Dover. She worked as a bookkeeper for the North Branch Fire District. She also worked on a knitting machine making hats and sweaters for Mount Snow ski shops. Horses were a part of her West Dover life. She entered horse shows with her appaloosa, Katrina.
She spent time in Wyoming and then came home to live with and care for her mother Viola. On May 24, 1995, she married her second husband, Dudley Waldo, a Vietnam veteran from Cummington, MA. They were married on horseback at the Morse Farm in Wilmington. While living on the farm, Mrs. Waldo worked at the True Value store in Wilmington. Upon retiring from True Value, she took care of her mother until Viola went to Filmore Pond in Bennington, VT. At that time Mr. and Mrs. Waldo made the move to Florida for her health.
Mrs. Waldo was her mother’s daughter and inherited her Vermont genes to make do with whatever was at hand, using Yankee ingenuity to make it work. She had a green thumb and could make any plant live. She knew how to make pickles and jellies from what she grew. She knit or crocheted many an afghan, giving them to relatives and friends. She kept family and friends connected through her phone calls.
She leaves her devoted husband Dudley; her older sister and her husband, Marilyn and Doug Howard, of Media, PA; daughter-in-law Tammy Snow; and her granddaughter Theresa Snow, of West Dover; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Viola Morse; two older brothers, Kendall and “Chip” Morse; and her only son, Johnny Snow.
A memorial service will be held at the American Legion in Titusville, where she and her husband were members and worked during their retirement years.