Anna Dorothy (Cavallaro) AnaniaApril 23, 1923 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 94)
Portland - Anna Dorothy Cavallaro Anania, 94 of Portland, passed peacefully with loving family members by her side on July 7, 2017. Born in Portland on April 23, 1923 she was one of eight children who were born to parents Dorothy Pompeo and Louis Cavallaro. She attended Portland Schools, graduating from Portland High School. Anna then attended Secretarial College and later worked for the Edwards and Walker company.
In 1945, Anna married her childhood sweetheart, Joseph Anania with whom she raised three children, Donna, Joanne and Robert. Anna's true job and one that she took great pride in was being a Homemaker. She loved to cook for her family and host Sunday dinners for her extended family.
Anna attended St. Peter' s Catholic Church and was also a member of the Falmouth
Extension (Ladies Club). She enjoyed bringing her grandchildren to the Portland Elks Lodge to swim with her. Anna and her husband Joe loved traveling to many locations, such as the Bahama’s and Venezuela. She loved Arts and Crafts of all kinds and especially hooking and braiding rugs. Her love for animals was well known, but above all, she treasured the time spent with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Anna was predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Carmine Anania, her parents, two brothers both named Francis Cavallaro and her sister Louise Cavallaro Vashon. She is survived by daughters Donna Lebel and her husband Mark, Joanne Anania, both of Portland and her son Robert and his wife Sandy Anania of Westbrook. She is also survived by sisters Laura Cavallaro Caminiti, Caroline and her husband William Greenlaw, both of Portland, Frances and Herb Porter of Raymond and brother Louis and his wife Margaret Cavallaro of South Portland. Anna is also survived by 11 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their thank you to the staff at St Joseph's Manor for the many months of care provided to Anna.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 17, 2017 at A.T Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.athutchins.com