Anne M. McDermott Obituary

Anne M. McDermott (nee Cordi), a vibrant, vivacious, often described as feisty woman, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2023, at the age of 78 at Sharon Health Care Center. Anne liked meeting new people and befriended them easily with a hello and quick smile. She was kindhearted and had a generous spirit. She had battled cancer twice and was an eighteen-year survivor.


Anne was born May 25, 1944, in Port Chester, the seventh child in a family of 8 siblings. She was an alumnus of Port Chester High School but lived most of her life in Larchmont, with short residencies in Harrison, Pelham and Stamford, CT. She tried the “snowbird” life for a while before moving to Glendale, AZ for a few years. But she returned and settled in Dover Plains, NY in 2019.


Early in her adult life, to earn some extra Christmas cash, she took a part time seasonal job packing boxes for Avon, then became a sales rep selling their products. Once her youngest child started school, she found she had a lot of time on her hands and decided to go to work for B. Altman in White Plains. She later accepted a job with Sears Roebuck where she was employed for nearly 25 years; first as a salesclerk and networked her way into the receiving department. 


Her farewell to retail steered her to another passion, books. She accepted a position  in customer service with JAI Press, initially in Greenwich, then Stamford, CT.

Elsevier purchased the company in 1997 and moved the office to NYC. Anne then became a suburban commuter. She was with JAI Press/Elsevier for 15 years.

Her post career was spent as an in-demand nanny through The Mother Goose Agency. Never one to remain idle for too long, she held various other jobs and volunteered.


Anne leaves behind her partner, John Youngs of Dover Plains; a daughter, Theresa Berg and her husband Gary of Manchester, NH; a son William McDermott of Somers; two granddaughters, Amanda Berg of Warwick, RI and Meghan Trudel of Manchester, NH; a grandson, William McDermott of Salt Point, NY; a great granddaughter, Audrina Trudel of Manchester, NH; two sisters, Rosemary Nelson and Helene Lewis and a legion of nieces and nephews.


Anne will be sorely missed by friends and family alike. She wished there be no wake or funeral but visit her memorial page on

Donations in Anne’s memory can go to The American Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Association or  The American Heart Association.