The family of Anne Winslow shares the sad news of her passing on Saturday, December 4, 2021, following a short illness. She died peacefully at Springhouse in Jamaica Plain, where she lived for 25 years.
Mrs. Winslow was born Anne Cabell Noland in 1923 in Washington, D.C., the second child of Mildred Ridgely Martenet and Stacy Taylor Noland, M.D., and grew up in Arlington, VA. She attended The Sidwell Friends School and graduated from Wellesley College in 1944 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
After a brief career working in New York City for TWA, she met John Alden Baybutt, who had just returned from serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. They married in 1946 and lived in the Boston area for 25 years. During this time Anne was involved in many of her 5 children’s activities including carpooling, Girl Scouts, and teaching Sunday School at The Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill. As her children grew older, Anne broadened the scope of her volunteer activities and became involved in Brookline politics and served as a Town Meeting member and on the Advisory Committee. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she was remarried in 1975 to Kenelm Warren Winslow and they divided their time between South Orleans on Cape Cod and Brookline. After she became a permanent resident of South Orleans, she served on the Town Meeting there.
Anne was a natural athlete and excelled at several sports. She played tennis at Longwood Cricket Club and The Country Club, and she became an avid curler and served as President of the United States Women’s Curling Association. She shared many stories of the curling “Bonspiels” and the world-wide travels she enjoyed for 25 years. During her second marriage she took up golf and swam as often as possible in Pleasant Bay on Cape Cod.
Although Anne spent most of her life in the Boston area (surrounded by those “damn Yankees”) she was a Virginian at heart and traced her lineage to the early settlers of the colonies. In 1979 she joined the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For 30 years she volunteered maintaining cultural sites, providing tours, and sewing linens for the historic properties. She was placed on the NSCDA’s roll of honor in 2004.
After moving to Springhouse in 1995, she continued her volunteer work with the Massachusetts Life Care Residents' Association and the Linus Project – a group which knits blankets for babies born with aides. Anne enjoyed the Theater and was a regular attendee of Friday afternoon symphonies performed by The Boston Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoyed playing the piano and duplicate bridge.
Mrs. Winslow is survived by her five children: Elizabeth Baybutt of Roanoke, VA, Philip Baybutt (Natalie) of Pocasset, MA, Sarah Baybutt (Herbert) of Rye, NH, Priscilla Barlow (Aaron) of Kenilworth. IL, and Henry Baybutt (Caroline) of Boston, MA. Anne is also survived by six grandchildren: Taylor and Ethan Baybutt, Elizabeth Miller, John and Alice Barlow, and Lucas Baybutt.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 11:00 AM at The Church of Our Savior, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. Her interment will be in the Spring at the Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Clarendon VA in the Noland family lot..
Donations can be made in her honor to:
Wellesley College - Development Office
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
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