Obituaries

Anne M. Lockwood

November 23, 1927 - February 18, 2016

Anne M. Lockwood, 88, passed away at home in Venice, Florida on Wednesday February 17, 2016 surrounded by her five children.


A longtime resident of Castile, NY she was born November 22, 1927 in Rochester, NY.  She was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Ruttkowski) McGrath.  After the early death of her parents, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, Bernard and Emma Ruttkowski.


Anne was a graduate of Nazareth Academy in Rochester and the State Teachers College of Brockport (now SUNY Brockport).  She worked many years teaching, all of it within the Letchworth Central School district.  Her early career was in teaching of physical education, followed in her later years in elementary classrooms.  She briefly coached girls volleyball and also was a volleyball official.


She had many interests, including many years of golfing at Silver Lake Country Club and playing volleyball.  In her later years, she became a passionate contract bridge player.  Anne achieved the level of Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.  She was active within the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister and was a longtime supporter of the Christian Children’s Fund. 


Anne was married on April 3, 1948 to the late Donald F. Lockwood.  She was predeceased by her sister, Alice McNiel-Aliano and her brothers Louis, Charles and Robert McGrath.  She is survived by her daughters Donna Glover (Donald Schmidle) of Angola, NY, Gail Lockwood of Buffalo, NY and Michelle (William) Schlegel of Wellsboro, PA and sons Steven (Helena) Lockwood of Jucati, Brazil and Gregory (Heidi) Lockwood of Gainesville, NY.  She is survived by her brother William (Mary Kay) McGrath of Newark, NY and her sister-in-law Dolores McGrath of Rochester, as well as her grandsons Matthew Glover, Mark Glover, Michael Glover, Daniel Glover, Alan Kemp and Donald Lockwood, as well as many nieces and nephews.  A lifelong lover of dogs, Anne is also survived by her faithful companion, Molly.


Friends and family may call Friday, February 26th from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. at the Harmon-Watson Funeral Home 35 North Main Street, Castile, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Isadore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site, Silver Springs, NY at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 27th.  Memorials may be made to the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile, NY or to Tidewell Hospice (http://www.tidewell.org).  Online condolences at http://www.harmon-watson.com.

Important Dates

February 26, 2016 : Calling hours for Anne M. Lockwood - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

February 27, 2016 : Calling hours for Anne M. Lockwood - 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM

February 27, 2016 : Mass of Christian Burial for Anne M. Lockwood at St. Isidore’s Parish, St. Mary’s Church site - 4:00 PM - Silver Springs, NY

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Apr 2.16 from Carolyn Van Slyke:
Just heard of Anne's passing. Our sympathy to the whole family.
Bruce and Carolyn Van Slyke

Mar 4.16 from Kebers:
Michelle-
We just learned of your Mother's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Feb 27.16 from Kathy & Alan Nucci:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you have come together to support one another. I can only imagine how grateful your mom was to have you with here in her final days and what a wonderful reunion she had with your dad in heaven. Your dad and mom are watching over you now. God Bless You.

Feb 26.16 from Sheary & Denny Carr:
Remember the good times you enjoyed over the years. Peace Anne.

Sheary and Denny

Feb 24.16 from John Shanchuk:
Best wishes to you and all your family during this time. So sorry to hear about it.

Feb 23.16 from agnes tamrowski:
To: Steve, Donna, Gail, Greg and Michelle,
Your Dad and Mom have been an example that Mr. T and I admired when we first met them. All of you have benefited from their legacy in some way, to carry on. Blessings to all of you. Aggie T

Feb 22.16 from Roxanne Bush Klump:
I want to tell you how much I loved your Mom and Dad. Graduated from Letchworth in 1957. Your Mom was my PE teacher and cheer leading sponsor. Many fond memories of them. Great people and teachers.
Praying for your peace and comfort.
Love to you all,
Roxanne Klump

Feb 22.16 from Neal and Gail Merle , Jamie:
Greg and Family; So sorry to hear of your
mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers to
all of you.
Neal Gail Jamie Merle

Feb 22.16 from Sheri Tallman:
so sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers to the family

Feb 22.16 from Jim and Lydia Lonsberry:
Feb. 22 many fond memories of hunting and the friends we shared. Our thoughts are with you.

Feb 22.16 from Dianne Yarbrough Cottrill:
Donna and all the family, a sad loss to lose your mom and grandmother….she was a very special woman and a major part of my past. I am so glad we got to see her in the past few years. All my love is coming your way as you face this new chapter. Hugs to each of you.

Feb 22.16 from Martha Campbell:
All my love and prayers. Martha Campbell

Feb 22.16 from Margaret Scholes Wilcox:
Mrs. Lockwood was my physical Ed. teacher. She will be missed by all the girls that she mentored in high school. Rest in Peace.

Feb 22.16 from Denise (White) Rader:
So sorry for your loss, I remember her well from school and also being a neighbor.She will be missed by many I'm sure...thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Feb 22.16 from judy (wilcox) Uveino:
Prayers of comfort to the Family. Many fond memories of Letchworth and her wonderful smile as she welcomed you to class.

Feb 22.16 from ken curry:
sorry to hear of your lost;its always hard to let them go;may she rest in peace

Feb 21.16 from CarlRobyn McMaster:
Our heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Anne was a wonderful wife and mother as well as being a great neighbor. May God comfort you.

Feb 21.16 from Susan Larysz:
My thoughts are with you Michelle, and your family.

Feb 21.16 from Carol Lucas:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your mother.
Chuck and Carol

Feb 21.16 from Rebecca VanDorn:
So sorry for your loss. We hold your family in our prayers.

Feb 21.16 from Kit Corti:
Thoughts and prayers to the family, knowing one daughter is proof Anne Lockwood was a beautiful, giving women as a mother and a citizen of her world.