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CORINNA- Ann B. Kondax, 60, died courageously fighting cancer on December 29, 2009, at her son's home in Plymouth. She was born in Stamford, Connecticut, to Thelma Waneda Ames Gallagher and Spurgeon K. Benjamin. Growing up as a young child, she lived in every New England state except for Vermont. She also spent a good bit of her later life in Baltimore, Maryland where she completed high school, finally moving to Maine in 1986 with her husband and 2 year old son.

She attended Southern Seminary for her AA degree, Radford University for her BS degree in 1971 in Virginia, and finally completed her Masters degree in Education at Towson State University in Baltimore in 1976. She taught at several public and private schools including Seton H.S., Cardinal Gibbons H.S., teaching English, Social Studies and Psychology. In Maine, she took courses at the University of Maine and became certified in Special Ed. She taught at Central Middle School, MCI, finally ending up at Dexter Regional H.S. in 2000 teaching Special Ed classes.

She was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter and served as a Eucharistic Minister to the shut ins, and as a Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, was a member of the Wellness Committee, and the Recertification Committee at DRHS, where she made many friends among her fellow colleagues. Her hobbies included reading, writing, gardening, cooking, hiking, movies, traveling and walking her Siberian huskies, Kato and Nanook on the farmstead.

She is survived by her husband, Nicholas C. Kondax, her son Nicholas S. Kondax, her daughter, Maria K. Kondax, and a granddaughter, Andrea Rose Kondax (6yrs). She will be remembered by her family, friends, relatives, and students over the many years of her career, being the kind, caring and loving person that she was. A Mass to celebrate her life will be held 10 AM, Saturday, January 9, 2010, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. Mark Nolette officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Ann Kondax Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Dexter Regional High School.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.

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