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Obituary: Anne Elizabeth Hunter MacIntosh

Anne Elizabeth Hunter MacIntosh (nee Anne Elizabeth Hunter), known to many as Granny Anne, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24 at her home in The Bristal at North Hills. She was 89.

Born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, Mrs. MacIntosh worked in the Foreign Office during World War II. Although she only recently revealed the secret code breaking work she did with the enigma machine, she always told many stories of living in London during the Blitz. She met her future husband, James A. MacIntosh, a Captain in the U.S. Army, at a party for American officers to meet appropriate young English women. The couple was married at St. Mary Abbot’s Church in Kensington, London, on Oct. 16, 1945. In 1947, Mrs. MacIntosh and her infant daughter, Amanda, immigrated to America by ship. They first settled in Manhasset and then Port Washington where “Mr. Mac” taught French at the Paul D. Schreiber High School. They eventually came to live in Mr. MacIntosh’s childhood home in Manhasset.

Mrs. MacIntosh worked at the North Shore Animal League for many years. She also volunteered at North Shore Hospital and Old Westbury Gardens. She was a devoted parishioner of Christ Church in Manhasset. 

Mrs. MacIntosh is survived by her daughter, Amanda Berman, her son Hunter Mackintosh, her son in law, Lewis H. Berman, DVM, grandchildren Christopher Mackintosh, David Mackintosh and his wife Bethanie, step granddaughters Michelle Berman Marchildon and her husband Michael Marchildon and Meredith Berman Lovejoy and her husband Curvin Lovejoy as well as great grandchildren Bridget Kathleen Mackintosh, Samuel Marchildon, Theodore Marchildon, Henry Lovejoy and Theodore Lovejoy. She will be remembered for her wit, charm and English accent which she never lost.

A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Monday, Jan. 28, at Christ Church in Manhasset. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Christ Church Restoration Fund, 54 George Street, Manhasset, New York 11030.