OBITUARY

Ana Maria Ramos

December 18, 1978June 8, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Ana Maria Ramos, 40, of Danbury, CT. Our vivacious and fierce loved one passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Ana was born on December 18, 1978 at Danbury Hospital. She most recently worked as a business teacher at Stamford High School. Throughout her career, Ana was a union representative, mentor, adult education teacher and administrator. Ana was a devoted wife and avid traveler. She enjoyed visiting new countries, learning about different cultures and experiencing different cuisines.

She is survived by her loving mother, Maria Ramos; her devoted husband Khalil El Boukhari; her caring sister, Rosa Izzo; her niece/goddaughter, Kristen Elizabeth and her son TJ; her nieces Taylor Rose and Tiffany Marie Izzo. She is also survived by her father in-law, Houcine El Boukhari and his wife Saadia of Morocco; her sister in-law, Meriem El Boukhari, her husband Abdou and their children Radia and Riham of Enola, PA . She also leaves behind her uncles, Antonio Ramos and his wife Rosa; Candido Ramos and his wife Olimpia; Fausto Ramos and his wife Teresa; as well as other family members here in the US, Portugal and Morocco. She was predeceased by her father, Manuel Ramos who passed away in 2015 as well as both sets of grandparents.

Ana attended Immaculate High School and graduated from Danbury High School in 1996. Ana went on to get her B.S. in International Business in 2005 from Central Connecticut State University, a Masters degree in Education in 2007 from the University of New Haven and her Sixth year degree in Educational Leadership in 2012 from Central Connecticut State University.

With such tremendous love comes such an immense loss amongst a very special close knit group of cousins and friends whom Ana enjoyed sharing her “words of wisdom” and her special class of shenanigans. Ana was such a presence in everyone’s life. She was bold and beautiful, incredibly loving and always ready to chat and offer advice. She was a no holds barred kind of girl and you always knew where you stood with her. We are incredibly heartbroken beyond words and our lives will never be the same.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Friday, June 14th at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 46 Stone St., Danbury, CT. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of Ana Maria Ramos.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her loving mother, Maria Ramos; her devoted husband Khalil El Boukhari; her caring sister, Rosa Izzo; her niece/goddaughter, Kristen Elizabeth and her son TJ; her nieces Taylor Rose and Tiffany Marie Izzo. She is also survived by her father in-law, Houcine El Boukhari and his wife Saadia of Morocco; her sister in-law, Meriem El Boukhari, her husband Abdou and their children Radia and Riham of Enola, PA . She also leaves behind her uncles, Antonio Ramos and his wife Rosa; Candido Ramos and his wife Olimpia; Fausto Ramos and his wife Teresa; as well as other family members here in the US, Portugal and Morocco. She was predeceased by her father, Manuel Ramos who passed away in 2015 as well as both sets of grandparents.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

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Barbara Carrington-Lawlor

June 17, 2019

I was privileged to have Ana on my staff at Crosby High School. She was a fine teacher. She had such enthusiasm for teaching and extra activities. I was more than happy to write a recommendation for Ana when she was looking into an administration degree. I felt she possessed all the qualities needed to be a school leader. She left me uplifted after talking to her. The news of her untimely death is devastating. My deepest sympathy to all of you who loved and cherished Ana.

Francisco Fernandes

June 15, 2019

Love you.

Dom and Marion Palumbo

June 14, 2019

Both Dom and I send our deepest condolences to you on the loss of Ana. We shall always remember her as the happy little girl on Nichols Street who obviously became a talented and caring young woman. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

Jill Esernia

June 14, 2019

I don’t know when I first met Ana in grad school, because she was just always there. We developed a quick friendship and when we received our first teaching job offers, she invited me to move in to her condo. She was an incredible roommate and great friend to me while I navigated the real world for the first time, away from home.

I moved away but we always stayed in touch. No matter how much time passed between visits or phone calls, we always picked up right where we left off. I cherished celebrating with her and Khalil last summer at their wedding and was looking forward to celebrating with them at my upcoming nuptials.

I am devastated our Ana is gone. She was such a constant in my life and I feel unbalanced without her here. I can only hope that she walks with me as I start this new chapter of life without her.

Daniel Coburn

June 12, 2019

Oh where to begin with Ana.. she was such a sweet lady who always cherished everything. She always laughed and looked at the positive, never was there a dull moment. She loved to travel and explore new things. Ana always talked about her class and how much help they are, she truly cherished her students. We pray for your family, friends, and students .. you will be missed

Michele Walker

June 12, 2019

I came to be friends with Ana when we both taught at Crosby. Within days of knowing her, I realized that our strong personalities would get along great—and we did. We have been on vacations together, one in particular we would often recall and think back to how lucky we were that we didn’t get kidnapped in the middle of nowhere (we aren’t supposed to get in the car with strangers, right?).

Ana came with me to my graduation in Arizona. We spent 15 hours in the pool laughing, sharing stories, and drinking water poolside in the 120 degree Arizona heat! Just the other day we were exchanging pictures of our injuries. She said I just wanted to wear a brace like hers because it was pink. I could go on and on. The stories and memories I have with this great woman are unforgettable. Ana was a fearless woman who knew what she wanted and was not afraid to go and get it. She traveled around the world going to see so many places that many of us can only dream about visiting.

Ana, my dear friend, words cannot express how much you will be missed. After reading what everyone has said about Ana, it is clear that this young woman has made an imprint on all of ours lives and we are better people for getting to spend time with such a caring and compassionate person.

My deepest condolences to Ana’s family. Your sweet Ana will be remembered forever in all of our hearts.

Wanda Casey

June 11, 2019

My heart hurts, and the biggest takeaway I have from Ana’s death is not to take the ones you love for granted as they may not be here tomorrow. I had lunch with Ana last week, I got to hug her, laugh with her, and catch up with her, for which I will be forever grateful.

I am having a hard time coming to terms with this death, Ana was taken way too soon. Ana was young, driven, and so full of life.

I worked side-by-side Ana all of her years at Crosby, and it was my privilege and pleasure to get to know her. She was dedicated to her profession always going above and beyond to help her students. She did the same for her colleagues and her friends.

If you knew Ana like I knew Ana you would know:
her fierce love for her nieces and family,
she always had time to listen,
she cared deeply,
she was always working toward a goal, whether professionally or personally,
she never passed up an opportunity to go out with friends,
her willingness to help and share whenever she could,
her love for travel, foreign cuisine and culture and
her authentic personality—friendly, funny, and compassionate.

Simply know, Ana touched so many, and we are all grieving from this loss.
My sincere condolences to her husband and her family.

Emily Russo

June 11, 2019

Ana was a dear friend for the last 12 years and I am truly heartbroken by this sudden sad news. She and I met at the UNH teacher program and were interns together at Wethersfield High. She quickly became one of my closest girlfriends. She was no-nonsense and lived to the fullest, seriously. She was forever surprising me with her bold adventurous spirit: One summer she was off to Italy to learn Italian and the next she was on a family trip to Portugal. Her honeymoon trip was epic! She decided to become a foster parent to kids and even to kittens that she was so allergic to! She always made me laugh, most times until it hurt. We just made plans the other day to celebrate our birthdays at a spa up here in NY and I just can't believe I will never laugh, commiserate or share more adventures with her. My heart goes out to Khalil, her mom Maria, Rosa, her nieces she loved dearly and all her family and friends.

Cyntia Ferreira

June 11, 2019

I know Ana for a long time always smiling every time we were together I always had great a time good laugh she was always making jokes and making me laugh. Always there to help us every time we need it my heart is broke. I will never forget you I'm going to miss you a lot
Te amo, love so much you 😥😥😥

Alasandra Primavera

June 11, 2019

Ana was like another aunt to me. I am cousins with her nieces and when we were growing up we would spend a couple of weeks every summer going to her “boot camp”. Her “boot camp” was something we actually looked forward to. Those weeks consisted of field trips to Barnes and Nobles, always having to blow dry our hair before bed, eating delicious meals, dying of laughter, and always feeling so loved and happy. I will also cherish our drives in her top-down Fiat, that fit into every space. Ana was one of a kind. She always made me feel like we were blood and I always looked up to her like another aunt. In times of need, she would always be there to give advice and support. I am so grateful she was brought into my life. She will be forever missed and loved by so many.

FROM THE FAMILY