OBITUARY

Anne Marie McGuinness

August 25, 1922November 6, 2018

Anne Marie Marski McGuinness, 96, died November 6, 2018 in Bethel, CT. She was born August 25, 1922, in New York City to George and Loretta (Duggan) Fitzgibbon. Throughout her life she lived in Rego Park, NY; Connecticut; New Hyde Park, NY; Lakehurst, NJ; and Tampa FL. She graduated from Hunter College High School and continued her education at Hunter College. She married Gerald Marski July 22, 1944. After raising her family, Mrs McGuinness worked for many years for American Airlines and also for the East Williston School system.

Anne was a lover of the arts, particularly Broadway shows; she loved to sing, listen to music and watch classic movies. She was an accomplished traveler - embarking on numerous cruises and visiting many exciting places during her lifetime which included Ireland, France, Italy, and the Caribbean. She loved to shop and was a connoisseur of great food. She loved her family and treasured time together with them.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Marski, Jr., her daughter, Carolyn Anderson and Carolyn’s husband Bill Anderson; her sister, Elizabeth Towey, her brother, George Fitzgibbon, her first husband, Gerald P. Marski. and her second husband, Edward McGuinness.

Anne is survived by her sister, Sister Mary Jane Fitzgibbon, SC, her daughter Nancy Brant (Robert), her daughter Mary Jane Walsh (Kevin); grandchildren Caryn Fischer, William Anderson, Erich and Christopher Brant, Patrick, Timothy, Brendan and Kevin Walsh; and 6 great-grandchildren; Noah and Charlie Fischer; and William, Luke, Jason, and Mark Anderson. She is also survived by her stepchildren Bill McGuinness, Dan McGuinness, Neil McGuinness, Patrick McGuinness, Brian McGuinness, Peggy McGuinness, and Maura Grady.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11am at St. Ignatius Loyola RC Church in Hicksville, NY with a private burial following at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Anne’s memory to Connecticut Community Care, Inc. (CCCI), 43 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010-7472 (https://ctcommunitycare.org/give-a-gift), the organization that sustained her continued care at The Cascades, Bethel, CT.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Marski, Jr., her daughter, Carolyn Anderson and Carolyn’s husband Bill Anderson; her sister, Elizabeth Towey, her brother, George Fitzgibbon, her first husband, Gerald P. Marski. and her second husband, Edward McGuinness.

    Anne is survived by her sister, Sister Mary Jane Fitzgibbon, SC, her daughter Nancy Brant (Robert), her daughter Mary Jane Walsh (Kevin); grandchildren Caryn Fischer, William Anderson, Erich and Christopher Brant, Patrick, Timothy, Brendan and Kevin Walsh; and 6 great-grandchildren; Noah and Charlie Fischer; and William, Luke, Jason, and Mark Anderson. She is also survived by her stepchildren Bill McGuinness, Dan McGuinness, Neil McGuinness, Patrick McGuinness, Brian McGuinness, Peggy McGuinness, and Maura Grady.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass Thursday, November 15, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Burial
REMEMBERING

Anne Marie McGuinness

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Peggy McGuinness

November 12, 2018

I first met Anne just a couple of months before she married my father, Ed. It was a rushed and pretty much unexpected first meeting, and I really had no idea what to say to her. So I proceeded to ask her all manner of odd questions such as did she go to church and what size shoes did she wear. We laughed a lot about that later, of course.
What I wanted to share here is that Anne and Dad stayed with me several times in Pelham Manor when I lived there and it was during some of those earlier visits when Anne and I really got to know each other. What we realized is that we had a similar sense of humor and could make each other laugh, and that's how we became friends. We had some very funny times together in NY and Florida, and also could see the humor in things that weren't inherently funny. I can also recall being surprised at how "racy" some of her humorous comments could be, said with quite a twinkle in her eye.
In recent years I have visited Anne each December when visiting NY, and I shall miss those visits with her. She was always sharp, up on things, interesting, interested, funny, and caring. And she loved my father and made him happy until Alzheimer's took him away from all of us, and for that, I am very grateful. Thank you, Anne, and may you rest in peace. Love, Peggy

FROM THE FAMILY