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Anne Wood

Anne Gibbons Wood

Tuesday, January 6th, 1925 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Obituary

Anne (Gibbons) Wood, 95 of Farmington, passed away on April 26, 2020 at St Francis Hospital. She was born on January 6, 1925 to Edward and Ella (Brannick) Gibbons. Anne will always remain in the hearts of those of us who knew and loved her for she taught us by example what it was to be a compassionate and loving human being. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Wood, her sister and brother-in-law, Elinor and Robert Malm of West Hartford and her brother Edward Gibbons of East Hartford. She is survived by her son and his partner, Edward Wood and Raymond Sammarco of Farmington; two nephews and their spouses, Robert and Janet Malm of Middletown and William and Helen Malm of Tequesta, FL; two great nieces and a great nephew, Erika Fabrizio and her husband Michael Fabrizio of Plainville, Kevin Malm of Colchester and Kristen Malm of Cromwell. She will be forever missed by her loving family.
Anne was raised on a farm in South Windsor where her love of animals began. She and her family then moved to East Harford where she began working at Travelers. After marrying, she and her husband settled in Farmington where she eventually worked at Allstate. She was blessed to have developed many close lasting friendships at each stage of her life.
She loved nothing more than being surrounded by family and friends, hosting holiday parties where Christmas cookies were baked and devoured, Christmas trees were trimmed, Jack O’ Lanterns were carved and Easter egg hunts were held. And on St. Patrick’s day, corned beef and cabbage was eaten, many Irish songs were sung and a glass or two were raised at gatherings as she and her family and friends proudly celebrated their Irish heritage, even those who were only Irish for the day. Her motto was, “any excuse for a party”. Her house was truly a home. Birthday parties were celebrated for all, even the four legged members of the family. She was the family caregiver, from babysitting the youngest members of her family to looking after her parents and aunts and uncles as they progressed in years. She was always there to lend a helping hand and an ear to listen if you needed it. She was a devout Catholic and volunteered for many years at St Patrick’sChurch in Farmington
She spent her final years at Kimberly Hall North. A special thank you to all the amazing caregivers at KHN especially Geta and Debbie who looked after her so caringly these past years. The family will hold a private graveside service at St Mary’s Cemetery in East Hartford, with a memorial service at a later date. Due to the Covid-19 social distancing will be followed Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, West Hartford is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers,please consider sending an offering of prepackaged cookies or snacks to the staff at Kimberly Hall North, as they are experiencing a very difficult time during this pandemic,Kimberly Hall North, 1 Emerson Dr., Windsor, CT 06095. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com
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    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery East Hartford
    Address
    Burnside Avenue
    EAST HARTFORD, CT
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    Graveside services will be private.

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Aimee Gilbert

Posted at 02:26pm
You were truly blessed to have had such a lovely mother. She was part of our lives as we were growing up next door in South Windsor.
I enjoyed your Editorial on Kimberly Hall, it was right on!
With Sincere Sympathy,
Janet Pelton Clarke
KO

Kathryn O'Sullivan

Posted at 08:47pm
So sorry to read of Anne's passing. I worked with her many years ago at Allstate. She always wore a smile and greeted you with kind words. When you first met her, she listened and stepped back in conversation, then she would let out a zinger and all would join in laughter. A true lady and kind soul. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting and working with her for many years. My heartfelt sympathy to her family. Kathryn O'Sullivan

Carole Metz

Posted at 04:39pm
I was introduced to Anne by her son Ed many years ago. I became a friend to her later in her life while she was at Kimberly Hall. There I began to know her as someone other than my best friend’s mom. We began to develop a friendship on our own. Little did I know how much in common we had with each other besides the love of our son’s. Anne and I both raised our sons alone. We were both most proud of how they turned out. We shared our life stories. Anne without complaint looked at pictures of my son and grandchildren so many times even I was getting bored. I shared little family events which made her laugh multiple times. She was too kind to tell me that she had already seen and heard them. She shared stories about her sister, Eddie, her husband, her brother, Erica, Janet, Bob, and Bill. As time went on she was happy to see me and I her. However, one day she did tell me I talked too much. We watched the Golden Girls hundreds of times and talked about how we would both have enjoyed living like that. So many laughs.
As time pasted and Anne aged I mostly did all the talking, but I held her hand sometimes the whole visit. I will miss Annie (which is what I called her) and every time I left her I told her to behave, no drinking or chasing the men. She would laugh and say thank you for coming.
I will miss you , Carole Metz

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Marisa Nadolny

Posted at 03:32pm
Farewell to a very kind lady, who was a wonderful friend to my family for many years. My deepest condolences to her lovely family. I will always remember her ebullient laugh as she, my mother, and their friends solved all the world's problems over cups of tea. She will be missed dearly.
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