Anna Marie O’Neill, a former resident of Goldens Bridge, passed away on July 16, at Sharon Health Care Center after a brief stay. She was 95.
Anna spent her youth in Yonkers, and built her first new home with her husband, Gus, in Goldens Bridge, where their family grew for a decade before moving to Wingdale, New York. When Gus departed, Anna became a “snow bird,” spending winters in Port Charlotte, Florida, near her sister, then moved to Millbrook for a short time before living with a daughter in her final years.
Born on March 16, 1926, in Teaneck, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Mitschele) Batz. Anna graduated with a business degree from Commerce High School in Yonkers in 1944 and worked for the Newman Insurance Agency. On June 28, 1947, in Yonkers, she married Augustine J. “Gus” O’Neill, who predeceased her on Feb. 22, 2000. After a dedicated and fulfilling full-time career of 25 years raising children, Anna returned to office work at Hunt’s Country Furniture in the early 1970s, when her youngest was school-aged. She retired in 1988 after serving 15 years as a mail clerk for the US Postal Service in Wingdale.
Anna is survived by a sister, four sons, three daughters, 19 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Donald O’Neill, in 1977 and a sister, Charlotte Giordano.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or online at hvhospice.org. To send the family an online condolence, visit hufcutfuneralhome.com.