1917 – 2014
AUBURN — Anne Leone passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Odd Fellows’ and Rebekahs’ Home of Maine.
Anne was born to Michela-Del Pizzo and Nicolo D’Aiuto on April 22, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Anne’s family lived on Staten Island during her childhood years. Anne was married to Raymond Leone on Jan. 17, 1937, and moved to Greenwich Village in Manhattan. After six loving years and being blessed with three children, Raymond passed away unexpectedly in 1943.
Anne was a devout part of the Greenwich Village community for 65 wonderful years. She loved to volunteer at St. Joseph’s Senior Center and many other senior centers in the area. Anne worked for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York City, the City of New York Budget Office and Fugazy Travel in Manhattan.
Anne’s love in life was centered on cooking and baking; she spent many hours cooking for those she loved. Anne enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren in Maine and New York. She traveled by the Greyhound bus and her grandchildren looked forward to meeting her at the bus stop. During her summers in Maine, she enjoyed sitting by the lake, listening to the loons and spent many hours gardening. In September 2001, Anne moved to Maine to be closer to her family.
Anne was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children, Raymond Leone and his wife, Angela, of McLean, Va., Marianne Brown Damon and her husband, Carl, of Poland and Linda Leone of Auburn. Anne was from a large family that included six brothers and eight sisters. She is survived by her sisters, Edith Kinney, of Valencia, Calif., Beatrice Stafford of Smyrna, Del., Josephine Samuelson of Highlands, N.J., and Mary Kipp of Staten Island, N.Y. Anne is also survived by her four grandchildren, Linda Swallow and her husband, Albert Swallow III, of South Portland, Maria Masselli and her husband, Thomas, of Falmouth, Raymond Brown of Auburn and Gena Leone of Nashville, Tenn. Further survivors include her great-grandchildren, all of whom adored her, Alexandra Swallow, Staci Swallow, Kelsey Masselli and Domonic Masselli. She is also survived by the extended Fugazy family.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Alfred, John, Harry, Orlando “Max,” Nicholas and Peter; sisters, Clara Shea, Geniveu D’Aiuto, Margaret Gurriesi and Joan Welty; and her beloved son-in-law, Raymond Kenneth Brown.
Anne’s family is grateful for the loving care and friendship she received from the staff and caregivers at the Odd Fellows’ Home.
I love you forever, I love you always, always my Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother you will be …
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