Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home

352 East 87Th Street, New York, NY


Anna De Luise

29 January , 191620 July , 2019

Anna De Luise, age 103, of New York, was born in Praino, Italy on January 29, 1916, one of eleven siblings, and emigrated to New York in 1946. She entered into eternal rest on July 20, 2019 from natural causes. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph, and is survived by two sons, Frank and Jerry, and her two grand children, Jacqueline and Victoria. She was a survivor of war-torn Italy in World War II, her husband having served in the America Armed Forces and separated from his wife for the duration of war. She self taught herself English, was a dedicated and devoted mother and wife, and worked diligently, along with her husband to ensure that their children received quality educations. and achieve a higher quality of life.

A visitation for Anna will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM at Holy Name Church, 207 W. 96 Street, New York, NY 10025. A funeral service will occur Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 207 W. 96 Street, New York, NY 10025. A committal service will occur Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM at Calvary Cemetery, 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, NY 11377.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.walterbcooke.net for the De Luise family.


  • Visitation Thursday, 25 July , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 25 July , 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, 25 July , 2019


Anna De Luise

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24 July 2019

Dear Jerry and Frankie,
On behalf of my mother, Gilda Delligatti( nee Fusco), and my entire family, please accept our heart felt sympathy over Zia Nannina's passing. My mom has been suffering with dementia for the past 7 years and is unable to pay her respects in person. Know that for years, my mother adored your Mom and communicated with her often. She always looked up to her. My grandmother, Rose Fusco (De Luise) was your mom's sister and left this world in 1983 at the age of 77. Grandma Rose came to America in 1976 and communicated often with your mom sharing wonderful loving memories as sisters do! For your mom to reach a milestone of 103 is incredible and certainly a blessing! May God bless her soul and provide comfort to you all!
Jenina and Len Schiller

Rose Conroy

23 July 2019

My Aunt Anna was a very loving and supportive great Anna. My foremost memories are visiting her and her family with my Ubalda, her niece. Taking walks with Jerry And Frank in Central Park. The best was when she asked what my favorite subject in school was and I answered History. Thank you Zia for giving me the confidence to become an educator .. much love to all Rose Gary Conroy