MOUNT DESERT and BAR HARBOR – Ann Bunker Sargent Reddish, 73, died Nov. 27, 2011, of Alzheimer’s disease, at Birch Bay, Bar Harbor. She was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Bangor, the daughter of a boat builder, Raymond A. and Gail (Patterson) Bunker.
Ann attended school in Southwest Harbor and graduated from Pemetic High School in 1956. She went on to nursing school to become a licensed practical nurse. Ann worked as a license practical nurse from 1957 to 1971. She spent eight years as an office nurse at the Medical Arts Building associated with Mount Desert Island Hospital. She then later was a member of a home nursing and management team that went out into the community. Ann then did odd jobs in various businesses, mostly bookkeeping. Ann married Walter "Bud" Sargent in the early ’50s and they resided in Bar Harbor. When Bud died in 2003, Ann met up with her school friend, Norris Reddish, who had just lost his wife. They married a year later and built a house together in Mount Desert. Ann always enjoyed singing and took voice lessons. She became a member of the church and choir at St. Savior Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor. She also joined Gilbert and Sullivan plays and Acadia Choral Society. Ann also liked cats, playing the piano and laughing.
Ann is survived by her husband, Norris M. Reddish of Mount Desert; two sons, Glen A. Sargent and wife, Mary, of Lincolnville and William R. Sargent and wife, Susan, of Trenton; a daughter, Sueann S. Salsbury and husband, R. "Sandy" Salsbury III of Town Hill; four grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth, Colleen and Natalie; a sister, Susan B. Newman and husband, Jarvis, of Southwest Harbor; brother, Raymond Bunker Jr. and wife, Ellen, of White Hall, Mont.; two stepchildren, Ryan Reddish and wife, Susan, of Canton, Mass., and Julianna Reddish Smith of Mount Desert; three stepgrandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her children’s father, Walter W. "Bud" Sargent III; and a brother, Jamie Bunker.
Private services will be held by the family. Those who desire may make contributions in Ann’s memory to St. Savior Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Mount Desert, ME 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at