Ann Hornor Cutter died Feb. 10, two days after her 90th birthday. She fell during the night, lost consciousness and had passed away before the end of the day.
Ann is survived by her husband of 63 years, Louis Ammi Cutter; her sister, Josephine Belknap; her three children, Elizabeth Cutter Evert, Henry Ammi Cutter, and Margaret Cutter Douglas, and their respective spouses: Michael Evert, Victoria Fisher, and Joel Douglas. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Nicholas Evert, Lucy Evert, Benjamin Douglas, Emily Douglas, Louis Cutter, and Alice Cutter.
Ann was born on Feb. 8, 1927, in Boston. She grew up in Brookline, and attended The Winsor School, whose reunions she enjoyed throughout her life. Ann earned a B.A., cum laude, from Vassar College, and an M.A. in English Literature from Harvard. She loved the English language and literature, both greater and lesser, from Homer to Georgette Heyer. Throughout her life, she learned new things, from the geography of New York City, which she explored on long walks with Louis when they lived there shortly after their marriage, to watercolor painting, birdwatching and French, studied with a group of fellow residents of Thornton Oaks in Brunswick.
She taught English at independent secondary schools including Abbott Academy in Andover, Mass., and The Brearley School in New York. While living in Pittsburgh, where she developed rich friendships that continued even after she and Louis moved to Brunswick, she was a tutor in English at The Ellis School and a teacher of English as a second language.
Her life in Pittsburgh was full. She was a trustee at Ellis; a board member at the Demarest Foundation; a board member at the Children's Institute, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital; and a member of the Women's Committee at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Ann belonged to the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Casco Bay Art League.
Her watercolor paintings, on the walls of loved ones up and down the East Coast, capture a life fully enjoyed. The seasons, the people who mattered, the streams and skies and fields and flowers of Western Pennsylvania and New England, all are there.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Paul's Church, on 27 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Maine. A second service is planned for August in Randolph. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Ellis School or the Children's Institute, both in Pittsburgh, or to the Winsor School in Boston.