COLRAIN - Anna ""Ann"" M. (Rife) Nussbaum, 79, of 600 Adamsville Road, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
She was born in the Bronx, N.Y., June 8, 1933, the daughter of Clarence M. and Anna (McGivney) Rife.
She was predeceased by her husband, Emil J. Nussbaum, on Jan. 22, 1988.
She leaves behind three children: a son, Paul Nussbaum of Venice, FL, and two daughters, Mary Sumner of Heath and Anne Savage of Blacksburg, VA; six grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
It was her wish to have a quiet and simple farewell with immediate family and close friends.
A private graveside service will be held at West Branch Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Heath, Free Public Library, P.O. Box 38, Heath, MA 01346 or a local food pantry.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, Shelburne Falls. For a message of condolence, visit: www.smith-kelleherfuneralhome.com.