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OBITUARY

Annette E. Langan

January 21, 1931October 6, 2021

On October 6, 2021, Annette E. Langan, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home in Arlington, VA from cancer at the age of 90.

Annette was born in Scranton, PA, the youngest of seven children of John and Mary (Moore) Molinaro. She met her husband John Francis Langan, by singing in the choir at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Scranton. He was the organist at the time. They were married September 25, 1954, in St Anthony’s Church, Scranton, PA. Soon thereafter they moved to Washington, DC.

Annette was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Scranton, PA, attending from 1949-1952. She practiced as a Registered Nurse initially in Washington, DC before moving to Arlington, Virginia. Transitioning to Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington Hospital) she found her true calling, working in the Operating Room for over 50 years. She was known for her superior Nursing skills, warm and caring manner, and the chocolates in her pocket! Annette will always be remembered by many as a true and loving friend, lending a hand or an ear during good times and bad. Her smile and outgoing personality would light up a room and made people happy just being around her. She had a deep love for family, her hugs were always the best answer to any issue.

Annette also had a deep love of the theatre. She was an actress in many Northern Virginia Community theatre productions. She shared her passion by attending many professional productions in Washington, DC with John and on occasion her children. She and John were regular attendees at the annual black tie theatre ball.

Annette embraced new technology learning many new pieces of equipment at work as well as computerized charting systems. She was a proud owner of an Apple iPhone, watch, and iPad and knowledgeable in using them for Google, texts, photos, phone, and email.

Annette is survived by her children, John Jr. (Lisa), Glorianne, and Patricia. Grandchildren, Jessica (Jon) Parris, Chrystina (Rick) Hanson, Michael Tavernier, Jessica (Brett) Cox, many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John.

Fond memories may be shared with the family in person or at the link below.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Reception

    Monday, October 18, 2021

Memories

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Susie Lanzillotta

October 12, 2021

Mrs. Langan was my "second mother" during my childhood. Tish and I were classmates at St. Ann's and good friends, living just a few blocks away from each other. I fondly remember playing with Tish, and Ms. Langan calling us to the kitchen for an afternoon snack of freshly made Italian meatballs, fried dough, or something else wonderful. When I rang the doorbell, she warmly welcomed me into her house with her warm smile and that twinkle in her beautiful eyes, which calmed my fear of the yapping dog protecting the Langan family. Fast forwarding to more recently when my own mother was in Arlington Hospital with health issues... When Mrs. Langan came to say hello, she would hold my hand as she talked to me. I felt once again calm, safe, and comforted by her. She was a tremendous woman who I will continue to remember as my second mom.

BILLIE LANDOLT

October 11, 2021

I began working with Annette in 1978 when I started doing nights at Arlington Hospital. She was the best person to work nights with since she always was helping everyone including Anesthesia. She also always had candy in her pocket to get you through those rough case's, especially DR. Nolan's. She was a wonderful person and I am blessed to have know her. My prayers are with the whole family

Lisa Spitzer

October 11, 2021

Glorianne and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. God has gained an Angel. Your mom’s legacy will certainly live on..sad I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, but, I did know you and because of that, I can see what a beautiful person she was. May God bless you and your family and provide you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Hugs and love my friend. ❤️
Lisa Spitzer