Barbara Anania

November 8, 1940March 11, 2010

Barbara A. Anania, 69, Moline, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at home with her loving husband and daughters at her side. Funeral Mass will be Monday, March 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport. Visitation will be from 2-5 PM Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the Runge Mortuary. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Midwest Affiliate or Gilda’s Club Quad Cities 1234 E. River Dr. Davenport, IA 52803. Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Barbara was born on November 8, 1940 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of Frank and Mary Ercole. She was united in marriage to Saverio Anania on June 1, 1963 in Pittsburgh.

Barbara was a very loving woman who cared deeply about others. She loved spending time with her family, especially her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and loved to read.

Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband of 46 years, Saverio, Moline; daughters, Dr. Tina (Dr. Aric) Eckhardt, Coal Valley, IL and Mary Beth (Steven) Mayer, Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Brandon (11), Giavanna (9), Andrew (8), and Courtney (5); and four brothers-in-law, Joseph (Lucille) Anania, Frank (Emme) Anania, Salvatore (Sandy) Anania, and Edward D’Amico, all of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Geraldine D’Amico; and brother, Frank Ercole, Jr.


  • Church Monday, March 15, 2010
  • Funeral Home Location Sunday, March 14, 2010

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March 1, 2011

It's been almost a year now since I lost my dad and Babs. I am missing her terribly along with my dad but know they are Angels and here beside us everyday. Love Karla

Jennifer (Dowling) Nolla

November 17, 2010

Mary Beth and Tina,
I loved your mother. She was there a great deal when I needed her when things got crazy at home. I miss her. I remember her playing Barbies on your front porch and how she always made you do your exercises Mary Beth! She inspires me as a mother and a wife...Thanks for the memories Babs. you will be missed on Perri Drive.

Joanne Remaley

March 23, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Bab's passing. I am also a "lost" first cousin with some very specific memories of vacationing at my cousins' house on a hilly street, near the Paulson field. My mother Sara and Uncle Frank were siblings.
I specifically remember visiting on many July 4's to watch the fireworks. We had a great view. My cousins Gerry and Babs introduced me to rock and roll--first time I ever heard the "Flying Purple People Eater" was in the new kitchen, while doing dishes.
And what's music without dancing in the kitchen --what fun my cousins were.
Thank you Babs for the memories.
May you Dance in heaven with our Savior.

Donna Friscia

March 22, 2010

Dear Family, You do not know me, but I am a cousin of Babsy, as I called her. We lost touch many years ago. Babsy father Frank was my mother Sarah's brother, so that made us first cousins. I remember a young, beautiful and vibrant person who was 8 years older than me who was so very cool. I wanted to be just like her. I am sorry to hear of her passing. Bless you all.

March 18, 2010

Dear Hoot & family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Monica Ceraso and Karen Fisher (Ceraso)

Ray Ceraso

March 17, 2010

You will be missed dearly. You always thought of other people first and I know that you have a seat in Heaven.

Rossana and Pat Bucci

March 16, 2010

Dear Tina and family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I still remember her kindness and smile from when we were kids. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

vince and nancy mazza

March 16, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Andrea Michelucci-Kuklis

March 16, 2010

Mary Beth, Tina and Hoot,
I loved your mom so much and I am so glad that she has been in my life my whole life. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her. You are all in my prayers.


Carmen and Rose Mary Rossi Vacca

March 15, 2010

Saverio and family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.