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Anna "Ann" M. Wilson

Obituary for Anna "Ann" M. Wilson

January 29, 2018


Anna M. Wilson (Ann) passed away peacefully on Monday January 29, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Anna (Held) Mahr and was the loving and devoted wife of Robert L. Wilson, Sr. They were married in 1949.

Ann was a graduate of St Helena School receiving a full scholarship to the Cecilian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. She was an administrative assistant at the Frankford Arsenal and at the Stetson Hat Company. She was office manager of the CPA firm of Michaels Reifberg for many years. Ann was long a parishioner of St Helena's and was active in scouting and other activities. Continuing her dedication to her parish community, she belonged to St Cecilia's for decades and volunteered her time in the School Library as the "Tall Nanny". She was a member of the original bereavement committee and an active member of St. Cecilia's Seniors.

Ann will be missed and fondly remembered by her son, Bob Wilson, daughters, Marianne (Wilson) Finnegan and Patricia (Wilson) Gannon, six grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Helen Nachtsheim.

Visitation will be held on Friday evening February 2 from 6pm to 8pm at John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ann's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 10am at St Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ann's memory to St Cecilia's Church, School or Seniors group and Aid for Friends 12271 Townsend Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 (215) 464-2224

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