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Maryann Van Wagner

March 18, 1937 ~ December 11, 2018 (age 81)

Maryann Van Wagner 1937 – 2018 Longmeadow – Maryann (Stricker) Van Wagner, 81, a longtime resident of Longmeadow, passed away peacefully Tuesday December 11th at Wingate at East Longmeadow. Born in Springfield to the late Fred L. and Edith M. (Trimm) Stricker, she was a graduate of Technical High School in Springfield. Throughout her career, Maryann was employed with the Census Bureau, retiring as Supervisor. Maryann was a member of the Longmeadow Congregational Church where she played the organ for many years. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and looked forward to the many luncheons with the ladies. Maryann also enjoyed sewing and cross stitching, but most importantly she was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and friend. Maryann leaves her loving husband of 59 years, Robert J. Van Wagner, Sr. of Longmeadow; her three children, Cassandra Van Wagner of Northampton, Laurie Shea of Ware, MA and Robert J. Van Wagner, Jr. and his wife Karen of Longmeadow; her brother, Clayton Stricker of Okeechobee, FL; two sisters, Leona Herring of Springfield and Roxan Weed and her husband Howard of Lexington, SC; four grandchildren, Michael Shea, Cassandra LeClair and her husband Nick, Dylan Shea and his fiancée, Jessica Jenkins and Nathaniel Van Wagner; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Maryann was predeceased by two brothers, Roderick Stricker and Linden Stricker and his wife Camille. The family wishes to thank the nurses and the entire staff of Wingate at East Longmeadow for their exceptional care. All are invited to gather for a committal service on Tuesday December 18th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. There are no calling hours. Hafey Funeral Service in Springfield is entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Maryann’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104 or to Rays of Hope, 280 Chestnut St., 6th Floor Springfield, MA 01199.

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