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Annie Gachinsky

May 16, 1936March 19, 2021

Annie Lee Gachinsky passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 84, on March 19, 2021.

Annie was born in Holly Springs on May 16, 1936 to the late, Bronze and Katie Pauline Jones. After meeting her future husband, Ronnie, on the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, she relocated to Connecticut where she lived for many years before returning back to her North Carolina roots in 2018. She was a very devoted mother to her two daughters whom she raised as a single parent after the early death of her husband. Annie was a kind, gracious southern woman with an independent spirit who loved helping others and preferred to serve rather than be served. She had a passion for antiquing and loved watching the birds that would visit her well stocked feeders. She found great pleasure going out to dinner, traveling to Puerto Rico with family as well as other trips from the North Carolina coast to the rocky shores of Maine. Her grandson, David, was the light of her life and she enjoyed her two rescue cats, Max and Molly. Always well dressed and polished with her lipstick and perfume, she was the true epitome of a lady.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie, of 18 years; her parent in-laws, Charlie & Helen Gachinsky; and her loved brother-in-law, Wayne Pisciotta of Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

Annie is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Sandy English (John) and Peggy Russ; grandson, David (Jennifer); great grandchildren, Jackson, Jonah and Fiona; sister-in-law, Jean Pisciotta; and niece & nephew, Michelle & Wayne Pisciotta.

A celebration of life will be held this summer in Connecticut.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society at 169 Old Colchester Road Quaker Hill, CT 06375.

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Carol Nelson

March 21, 2021

My memories with Annie go way back when our daughters were very young so our friendship was forever! I was just looking at photos from the 1980s when Annie, Ben and I were at Williamsburg VA and Jamestown. We loved having our dear friend along with us at our favorite place to visit. Annie will be dearly missed! And I send my love to Peggy and Sandy! Below are two special people in my life.