SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Ann Elizabeth Tierney died peacefully at her home in Southwest Harbor on Aug. 7, 2004. She was born July 25, 1911, in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Louis A. Hahn Sr. and Wilamena Hass Hahn. Ann grew up on her family’s farm helping with the daily chores and assisting her father with the ornate metal work that would adorn the mansions of what was to be called the Gold Coast of the North Shore of Long Island, N.Y. After graduation from high school, she managed a career placement center and was soon exposed to many opportunities outside of her hometown. One such opportunity came from the Drexel family of Philadelphia. They were looking for a governess to care for their children and Ann decided to jump at the chance to travel. In 1938, she packed her bags and headed to “Sweetwaters,” the Drexel family estate in Pennsylvania. On the first day at her new job, she writes home to her parents, “The place is grand, has 136 acres with a swimming pool and horse stables… what a life!” There she became part of the extended family, learning to ride horses, traveling abroad, and chaperoning their youngest daughter, Toni. The “grand” life lasted only a few years as Ann was called home to care for her ailing mother. Back in her hometown, she was courted by a handsome blue-eyed Irish-man by the name of Frank, who soon won her heart. They were married in 1941. Their honeymoon was somewhat unconventional as they took to the road with two dear friends to explore the byways between New York and Key West, Fla. Somewhere along the way, they hopped a plane to Cuba and found themselves reveling in the nightlife of Havana. This venture was the beginning of a long road of ups and downs for this loving couple. They made their way back to Huntington, N.Y., purchased a plot of land across from Frank’s parents and started building a small home. Frank rebuilt a wooden Criscraft and soon they spent spare time exploring the waterways around Long Island. Ten years after their marriage, they were blessed with the birth of their only daughter, Patricia Ann. When their daughter was seven, Ann’s husband suffered a debilitating stroke. Ann mustered the strength to take on a variety of jobs to support her small family and eventually ended up working as a teacher’s aid for the local school system for more than 25 years. She was a true “super mom,” working full time, caring for an invalid husband, and entertaining her only daughter with theme birthday parties while maintaining a zest for life. This zest for living stayed with her most of her days. After her husband died in 1991, she continued an active lifestyle until she broke her hip in a fall and decided to move to Maine to be close to her only daughter. Here she had a wonderful eight years reveling in the beauty of the seashore, gardens, picnics at Seawall, birthdays at the Deck House, mussels at Thurston’s Wharf and the warmth of her newly made friends at East Ridge Estates and St. John’s Parish in Southwest Harbor. Ann will always be remembered for her joy of life, her crazy Halloween costumes, and the sincere love she shared with so many of her friends. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ann Tierney of West Tremont; a very special friend, Heidi Hale Welch, also of West Tremont; two nephews, Everett Scudder of Largo, Fla. and Charles Scudder of Afton, N.Y.; along with many friends, caregivers and her cat, Jamaica. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Mount Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor, followed by a memorial service and reception at East Ridge Estates. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Friends who wish may make gifts in memory of Ann to the charity of their choice or the Meals for Me program, care of Bea Robbins, 93 Seal Cove Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.