Anne McGrath Lederer R.I.P.

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LEDERER–Anne McGrath, 84, died peacefully July 9, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Born in New York to Raymond D. McGrath and Anne Serre McGrath, Anne grew up in Warrenton, Virginia. She graduated from Miss Porter’s School, attended Sweet Briar College and graduated with a BSFS from Georgetown University. She married Anthony W. Lederer and they lived in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. before settling in New York. Anne worked for Brunswig & Fils and with Mario Buatta before devoting herself to raising her children and volunteer efforts. Later, she moved to Earlysville, Virginia, where she enjoyed gardening. She followed the news avidly and will be fondly remembered as thoughtful, curious, wise and brave. She is survived by her children, Sloane Lederer of New York and Andrew Lederer of Washington, two grandchildren and her sister, Mary M. Thacher, of Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge or a charity of your choice.
Published by New York Times on Jul. 19, 2020.

Dear Mary, Sloane and Andrew,
I read this news with great sadness. The more so that it has been many years since we were in touch. However, I treasure memories of happier carefree times as teenagers in Murray Bay, and later, visits in New York, Montreal and Murray Bay. Always good conversation, thanks to Anne’s abiding interest in such a variety of topics. She was a truly kind and gracious lady. I feel privileged to have been her friend.
With love and deepest sympathy to you,

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing God is with you and your family lean on him in your time of need. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Simone Taylor

July 28, 2002
Sloane Lederer, Lucius Palmer
Sloane Wickerhauser Lederer, the daughter of A. McGrath Lederer of Earlysville, Va., and the late Anthony W. Lederer (1932-1994), was married yesterday to Lucius Noyes Palmer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wright Palmer of New York. Ellie Casey, a justice of the peace in Stonington, Conn., officiated at the Old Lighthouse Museum there.
Ms. Lederer, who is keeping her name, is the marketing director at Cambridge University Press in New York. She graduated from the University of Virginia. Her father was a lawyer in New York.
Mr. Palmer is the vice president of the Beekman Estate, owners and managers of commercial and residential real estate in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. His father is the president of the company. His great-great grandfather, the New York architect George B. Post, designed the New York Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
The bridegroom graduated from Trinity College in Hartford and received an M.B.A. from New York University. His previous marriage ended in divorce.

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