Ann McCue

Obituary of Ann M. McCue

Ann Marie Durkin McCue

August 29, 1925 – April 17, 2020

“It’s a pleasure to labor for those we love.”


Ann Marie Durkin McCue of Denville, passed away at home on Friday, April 17.  Born in Avoca, Pennsylvania to the late Ann and Martin Durkin, she moved to New Jersey right after graduating high school and spent the rest of her life here.  She had worked at Westinghouse in Newark for many years before marrying the love of her life, William “Spanky” McCue.  They bought their first home in East Orange, where they the lived on the greatest street in the world and made friendships that became family.  After the family moved to Denville, the friendships continued and new ones were formed.  Ann was a member of the Women of Irish Heritage, the Ruane Association, Project Children, and the Cryan Association.  She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 390 in Denville and a member of St. Mary’s Church.

Ann was pre-deceased by her husband, Bill; brothers, James, Joseph, and Jack; and her girlfriends Livia Carmagnola and Ann Malkinski, and many of her East Orange Fire Department family friends.

Ann is survived by her three daughters, Maureen (Phil Cormier of Stafford Springs, CT), Michele (Steve Shaffer of Denville), and Susan McCue (Rob Goodwin of Burlington, KY), ten grandchildren: Elizabeth (Thomas May), Joseph, Michael, and Charles Cormier; Anne, Molly and Colleen Shaffer; and Patrick, Jack, and Andrew Goodwin.  She is also survived by four great-grandchildren; Jacqueline Cormier, Thomas and Violet May, and Rose Cormier.

“Nan” leaves behind so many people who loved her for her incredible faith, beautiful soul, and love for life.  We will celebrate her life and friendships when the quarantine is lifted.  Please check back for details.  Until we can properly celebrate Nan, please raise a Coors Light, share your favorite story, and continue to share her joy for life.  She was an incredible woman, so let’s be incredible because of her.  She left here on a first-class flight to heaven.  Until we meet again, may God hold her in the palm of His hand.

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In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Eddie Mal Assn by way of OR

c/o Thomas Malkinski, 15 Winding Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

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