Ms. Annie Eliza Hamlin Tresca

February 1, 1917July 7, 2014
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Annie Hamlin Tresca, died peacefully July 7th, 2014 to be with her Lord. She was born Annie Eliza Hamlin on February 1, 1917 and raised on a farm outside Holabird, SD. Her parents were William B. and Annie Gadd Hamlin. After obtaining her teaching certificate Annie taught in a one room school house. She later joined the Red Cross where she met William Warren Tresca at Borden General Hospital in Chickasha, Oklahoma military hospital where he was recovering from a war injury. They were married in Edgefield, South Carolina March 23rd, 1946. Following the wedding, Annie and Warren moved to Palmetto (Warrens home town) where they remained the rest of their lives. Annie was active in the Palmetto Women's Club, the Palmetto Methodist Church and numerous other activities the 68 years that she lived here. She was predeceased by her husband Warren (former Mayor of Palmetto and owner of Tresca and Moore Insurance Agency), and two sons, Paul and William. Survivors include a son, Fred Tresca; daughters Jane Baylor, Elizabeth Pomeroy and Louise Klepfer; sister, Jean Rork; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Mother and counselor to all whether her own child or one of their friends. Annie made a positive impact on many youth's lives. A visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday evening at Kicliter Funeral Home with services at 11am on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Palmetto Cemetery. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Palmetto, FL. Reverend Stephen L. Rasmussen will officiate..

Published in The Bradenton Herald on July 10, 2014

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Arrangements under the direction of Kicliter Funeral Home, PALMETTO, FL.


  • Visitation Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ms. Annie Eliza Hamlin Tresca

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Ken Winningkoff

July 24, 2014

Our sincere condolences to the Tresca family for the loss of Ms. Annie Tresca. Ginger and I did not really know Ms. Tresca first hand but we certainly have been fortunate to enjoy the friendship of her son, Fred! I know Ms. Tresca was extremely proud of Fred's accomplishments but even prouder of the man she created and groomed to become a strong, loving and warm family man!

Terry (Banks) Picard

July 14, 2014

Liz and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in memories and may God grant you peace, comfort, and strength.

Peggy Harrison Long

July 13, 2014

Annie was a mother to us all, many wonderful memories of times at the Tresca house. I am sorry I am in NC and can't be there to celebrate her life with you.

Lindsay Robertson

July 12, 2014

I have such wonderful memories of my Great Aunt Annie, who was adored by everyone in the family and spoken of often with so much love and beautiful memories by my late mom Becky and grandmother Virginia, and by my aunt Donna, who all deeply admired her and relished their friendships with such a kind, sweet, and strong person as Aunt Annie. She was truly beloved by all. I remember how much my siblings and I loved going to Palmetto as kids, because Aunt Annie's home was such a fun and welcoming place to be, especially for kids. My deepest condolences are with Aunt Annie's children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, and all those whose lives she touched every day. I will cherish my own memories of her and I'm so proud that she was my Great Aunt.

Peggy Fausett

July 12, 2014

My most sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother and my Great Aunt. She was such a kind and caring lady. When we visited her she was such a wonderful hostess. Since it was our first trip to Florida, she wanted us to enjoy Palmeto and the surrounding area.Such a good ambassador for the city. Know she will be missed so much, Praying for the Lord to comfort you tomorrow. Sending my love and hugs.

"Col." M. A. Robinson

July 11, 2014

Condolences to Liz and all the family.

Diane Dominguez

July 11, 2014

Thank you Mrs. Tresca for teaching your daughter Jane Anne God's greatest gift of all - love! I have been blessed with her friendship for many, many years! May you rest in peace in Heaven with our Lord!

July 10, 2014

Tawnia Tresca

July 10, 2014

I was blessed to be the last person to speak to my Grandmother before she passed. Her last thoughts must have been for the Lord as she pulled her hands out of mine to fold them in prayer before she left this Earth. She was the kindest soul I have ever known and she will be sorely missed.

Zack Fawley

July 10, 2014

Absolutely terrific lady, she'll be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.