Born November 6, 1932 in Cleveland, OH. Died June 30, 2022 in Wilton, CT. Predeceased by parents Rose and Anthony Koprivec, husband G. Gregory Horter, and sister Carole Engeman. Survived by 4 children: Dawn Hammond, Greg, Heather (Seth Quittner), and Holly (Doyle Smith), grandchild: Michelle Hammond (Jason Segovia) and 2 great-grandchildren: Nico and Nova Segovia.
MaryAnn met and married her husband of 55 years in Cleveland, OH. MaryAnn was devoted to her family. The family lived in Cleveland, OH, Larchmont, NY, New Canaan, CT, Arlington, TX and Dallas, TX. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas. Throughout her life, MaryAnn was a connoisseur of books, art, music, culture, film, fashion, and current events.
MaryAnn was a beauty who was also a conversationalist and storyteller, and her curiosity never waned. She was kind to all, no matter the age, strangeness, or position in life. She often would be at the forefront of trends, news, and awareness informed by her life experience which included the Depression, WWII, starting a family in the 1950s and 1960s, her love of the 1980s, and the many adventures throughout her life. In each city where she lived, MaryAnn was blessed with many friends and breakfast groups where she had lively discourse around recent interests, current events, and history. She always had a stack of books she was reading, and her walls were full of art. The family has many cherished memories of summers in Martha's Vineyard, trips to California and the U.K., and more. MaryAnn was smart, observant, and informed, and always had an interest in the pursuit of learning more about the human condition, however oddball, and the world of nature. MaryAnn was unforgettable to anyone who met her, and is fondly remembered by everyone who was lucky to spend time with her.
In early life, MaryAnn graduated from Marycrest High School, and pursued a modeling career that included a role as the Hotpoint Girl, posing with Early Wynn. She had an early love of jazz, and she enjoyed a wide variety of music and films her whole life.
In 1981, the family moved to Dallas, Texas where her husband and she opened GraphicsDFW, a retail business serving architects, engineers, and designers, until 2018. She also enjoyed a side business as an antique aficionado and re-seller for 15+ years.
MaryAnn was a trailblazer in her participation in early groundbreaking surgeries, and underwent many surgeries to help fix painful physical issues. MaryAnn was brave and strong through the tremendous amount of physical pain that would consume many years of her life.
The last 4 years of her life were spent as a widow in Stamford and Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Visitation will be held at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT 06906 on Saturday July 23, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM.