Anna Marie (Ammendolia) D'Italia

  • Born: January 14, 1917
  • Died: November 3, 2019
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

Anna Marie (Ammendolia) D'Italia, age 102, of Concord, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 3rd, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Gene D'Italia.

Anna was born in Concord, Massachusetts on January 14th, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Antonino and Grace (Cucinotta) Ammendolia, both of whom emigrated from Sicily, Italy and the sister of Dominic, John, Angela (Blanchette), Samuel, Antonina (Lombardo), Anthony, and Josephine. She was raised in Concord, and educated at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, class of 1935. The Ammendolia family owned and operated Pine Tree Farm on Concord Turnpike for more than seventy years.

Anna met Edward—her "Eddie"—through a family friend and they married on October 13th, 1945. They first settled in Concord, Mass. and then moved to Acton, Mass. and raised their family together—daughters Patricia, Grace, and Jeanne.

Family was most important to Anna. Everyone was always welcomed at Anna's table, where family and friends enjoyed her cooking—especially her meatballs, lasagna, and stuffed artichokes—and lively conversations. She loved to entertain, especially for the holidays. She could often be found cheering for her grandchildren at soccer games and sporting events when they were young, and had a competitive spirit that sparkled on Bingo Night.

To say she was an avid Bruins fan would undersell her passion for the team and sport of hockey. She always watched the games' broadcasts, usually armed with a good luck charm or two. For her 100th birthday, her family organized a special gift of mementos from The Bruins, complete with a personal letter signed by Cam Neely.

Anna is survived by her daughters Grace D'Italia of Hudson, Mass.; Jeanne Shaw of Whitefield, Maine; her eight cherished grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husband Edward D'Italia, her daughter Patricia Ribeiro, and her son-in-law Michael Shaw.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours to honor and remember Anna on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard, MA 01754. Her funeral mass and prayer service will follow at 12 p.m. at Saint Bridget Parish, One Percival Street, Maynard, Mass. Burial will immediately follow at Saint Bernard's Cemetery, Route 62 and Bedford Street in Concord, Mass.



Condolence & Memory Journal

Anna worked with me at GR in Concord. She was just a great person. She use to kid with me all the time, what a sense of humor. I had a Italian wife and we kidded on who made the best meatballs, my Sicilian wife or her. I never lost, I was her Foreman, she told me, she was just brown nosing me only to get a raise, what a since of humor.
John Lydon, Salem NH

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2019

Dear Grace, Jeanne and children,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your lovely mother and grandmother. Heaven has gained another beautiful soul. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Teri (Vanaria) Donahue - St. Joseph, MI   November 12, 2019

Anna was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed talking with her and lucky on many occasions at the glen. R.I.P ANN

Posted by Pat Engebretson - Concord, MA - Friend   November 11, 2019

I met Anna shortly after she moved to Concord Park. Although her short term memory was poor we found a common link with living in Concord in the 1950s and with her daughter Grace, my hair stylist. I would ask her if she remembered Larry Kenny clearing the snow from the town sidewalks with his horse-drawn plow and her eyes would light up. A nostalgic conversation would follow. Less frequent over the recent months but continuing up to 2-3 weeks before her death when I last spoke with her. I shall remember that with fondness. A good life, well lived.

Good speed, Anna, on your final journey.

Posted by Ruth Hayward - Concord, MA - Neighbor   November 11, 2019

I just learned of this. I am so sorry. Anna was such a sweet person. What a wonderful life she had.
Rich Foley

Posted by Richard Foley - Acton, MA - Friend   November 10, 2019

Dear Jeanne, Grace, grandchildren, and great grandchildren,

Nino and I are so sorry to not be there for Aunt Anna's services as we are flying out tomorrow on a long planned trip. She was a very wise and wonderful woman and we will miss her dearly. She is joyfully reunited with Eddie, Patricia, and her parents, brothers, and sisters in heaven and awaits the day we all will join her....

Posted by Nino and Maura Ammendolia - Conway, NH - Family   November 08, 2019

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