ATHOL — Ann Shirley (Fraser) Brown, 75, of 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare, Athol.

She was born in Boston on April 11, 1935, the daughter of the late Wilfred and the late Marie C. (Lakeman) Fraser.

Ann was raised and educated in Boston. She was a dancer with the New York City Ballet out of high school. Ann then attended Simmons College where she studied speech therapy. She then relocated to Shirely to raise her children while she worked in customer service throughout her life. She later resided in Fitchburg before moving to Athol recently when her health declined. She was a member of the Twin City Baptist Church in Leominster. She was very creative and enjoyed crocheting and painting. Ann also enjoyed bowling, dancing and roller skating. She took great pride in her sons and was a very devoted and caring mother.

She leaves five sons, Gary J. Inniss and his wife Luetta (Knox), of Fayetteville, N.C., Sean E. Inniss and his wife Irene (Robertson), of Athol, Tyrone Inniss, of Manhattan, N.Y., Phillip W. Inniss, of Ashland, Alexander B. Inniss and his wife Cindy (Westover), of Shirley; one brother, Wilfred “Wolfie” Fraser and his wife Sandra, of Derwood, Md.; two nephews; one neice; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; her former husband, Charles Inniss, of Boston, and husband James “Jim” Brown, of Shirley.

In addition to her parents, Ann was also predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth Inniss, her stepmother, Louise Stokes-Fraser, and by her great-grandson, Justin Magario.

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held in March and will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to Quabbin Valley Healthcare’s Dana Unit, 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, MA 01331.

For information or to sign our online guest book, visit Murphy Funeral Home, 137 Main St., Athol is directing arrangements.