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Anna (nee Morgan), 97, of Newfoundland, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Milford Manor Nursing Home, West Milford, NJ.
Anna was born to Cora (nee Paulison) and Daniel Newton Morgan on March 3, 1916 on Paradise Road, Oak Ridge, NJ , in a house owned by the Newark Watershed with whom her father was employed.
Anna first worked in Little's Tea Room located on Old Route 23, Newfoundland, NJ (now Big John's Pub) for the couple who would later become her in-laws. Married in 1936 to Harry Little, they lived in Hamburg, NJ. In late 1937 they moved to Kanouse Road, Newfoundland, where Anna resided with her daughter Carol until becoming confined to Milford Manor in February 2011.
A homemaker until her husband's death in 1957, she worked as a cook and a housekeeper at the Green Pond Nursing Home, Newfoundland. Upon its closure she became employed at the Lakeside Retirement Home, Oak Ridge retiring in 1978 to care for her handicapped nephew.
Anna enjoyed doing embroidery and felt crafts as well as watching the New York Yankees, but her greatest lifetime passion was her love for reading which she continued after her inability to no longer do stitchery. In 2009 she read 125 books and in 2010 she read 134 books.
Anna was predeceased by her husband Harry in 1957; her parents; her sisters Elizabeth Morgan and Lillian Hurta, and her brother William Morgan.
She is survived by her son Arthur Little and his wife Barbara of Apex, NC, her daughter Carol Perry of Newfoundland; Her grandchildren Christiane Austin and her husband James of Apex, NC; Heather Zabriskie and her husband Bobby of Sparta, NJ; Hayley Romano and her husband Ron of Oak Ridge, NJ; and Holly Perry of Hewitt, NJ; her great grandchildren Gregory Austin of Apex, NC; Erica Hess and her husband Scott of Apex, NC; Timothy and Rachel Zabriskie, and Jack, Matthew, and Andrew Romano; her great-great-grandchildren Sean and Kaylee Hess; and her beloved nephew John Hurta, Jr. of Newfoundland.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. (GPS use 1 Post Place, Newfoundland, NJ 07435).
The funeral service will take place on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10 AM at the funeral home.
Anna will be interred beside her beloved husband immediately following the service in Newfoundland Cemetery, Route 23 South, Newfoundland, NJ 07435, parking lot of the Clip Shoppe.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to a
, or to The United Methodist Church at Newfoundland, Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 288, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. Online condolences and directions: www.sticklesolteszfuneralhome.com
Stickle - Soltesz Funeral Home - Newfoundland
187 La Rue Road
Newfoundland, NJ 07435
Published in The Record on May 22, 2013