Ann P. Amen

May 2, 1941April 7, 2018
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Ann P. Amen of Scarsdale, NY passed away peacefully on Apirl 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born on May 2, 1941 in New York, NY to Michael and Mary O'Connell. She attended St. Helena's School and Good Counsel College. In 1964 she married Charles Amen. Together they had three children and nine grandchildren. Ann was a loving, caring woman full of energy and optimism. She was an active member of St. Pius X Church. She devoted countless hours to her volunteer work throughout Westchester County, including The Ursuline School and MITL junior tennis.

She was survived in death by her three children, (Patricia, Regina and Kerry), nine grandchildren, and husband of 54 years, Charles.

Wake to be held at Edwin L.Bennett Funeral Home, Friday, 4/13, 4pm-8pm. Funeral mass to be held at St. Pius X Church, Saturday, 4/14, 9:30am.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to: "The Trustees of Columbia University", IHO Ann Amen/Glioblastoma Research.

Please mail to:

Columbia University Medical Center Office of Development Attn: Matt Reals 516 W. 168th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10032


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ann P. Amen

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April 14, 2018

Ann was a very fun loving person, who lived a gracious life. My sincere condolence to the family. May you receive an abundance of moral support from friends, and above all comfort and peace from Jesus who says "I will not leave you bereaved, I am coming to you". (John 14:18)

Beth Gillin- Agarabi

April 13, 2018

You could not grow up on Candlewood Road or Tewkesberry Lane without being around Mrs. Amen's laugh, generosity, spirit, patience and soul-filled blue eyes. She was the fun mom- the one who bought Wonderbread rather than whole wheat, the one who knew which night of the week would be the pasta one, the one who piled us all into cars and caravaned us all into excursions to the zoo or an animal safari. You could not be around her without feeling her passion and compassion; she loved Mr. Amen and Tricia, Regina and Kerry with such pride and gratitude. And as we kids aged, she took on more around her: organizing tennis matches, luncheons at St. Pius, making sure the Mary statue in the backyard stayed upright, and eventually tracking footsteps of her grandchildren. No matter what was on her plate, Mrs. Amen modeled grace and humility. She walked alongside us all and taught so much about how to be neighbors and how to love life to its fullest. I can only imagine the O'Connell celebration going on in heaven right now! May God Bless the Amens in this celebration of her life and sadness for its Earthly end. We do have an angel among us!

Dawn Powell

April 13, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to all of Ann's family. I first met Ann about 8 years ago when I first decided to work on the St. Pius X Luncheon for People with Disabilities. Ann was so appreciative of the assistance and I have worked on it every year since. Ann was a very beautiful soul, lovely lady with a gorgeous smile and I just love working with her.

Just to share a story ... we were speaking at the last luncheon and she said to me ... you work at Xylem don't you .. I said yes and she told me her granddaughter was a summer intern at the company. She and Charlie decided to come and see where the building was prior to their granddaughter starting. They were walking around and this "very nicely dressed" gentleman stopped and asked them if they needed help. They explained what they were doing and had a very nice conversation. They then asked if he worked at Xylem and he said yes .. their response was what do you do for Xylem and he said I am the President. They got a good chuckle out of that and so did I.

Ann is at peace and she is now a beautiful guardian angel to all of you as she sits wrapped in the arms of God.

With deepest sympathy and love. Dawn Powell

Margo Desantis

April 10, 2018

Love you forever! You are my queen.

Margo DeSantis

Lavelle Shields

April 8, 2018

Sympathy, Prayers and Good Thoughts to Charlie and all of Ann’s Family

Ann and I were classmates at Good Cousel College , Class 1963. I have very good memories of when we were at school. Time flies, life happens. We lost contact

But. We were together for our 50 Reunion Commitee. Great for me, we Reconnected! She was the same caring lovely lady I remembered. So glad we reconnected and shared several visits. She loved her Family and Friends

Love and Prayers to all of her Family. I treasure that I knew Ann. May she Rest In Peace and her Family treasure all of their wonderful Memories
Sincerely, Lavelle Dwyer Shields