An avid gardener, world-traveler, beloved wife, and loving mother and grandmother, Anna passed away on December 3, 2012, after a courageous, but long and difficult battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was 66 years old.

Born on the 30th of December, 1945, in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, to Emrys and Tydfil Morgan. Anna graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor in 1967 and St. Godricks College, London in 1969. Anna married Nicholas Gaglio in 1971 in Hampstead, London, UK, and together they spent 41 years of marriage raising two children, traveling widely, bowling, watching rugby, and spending time with friends and family. Regardless of where they lived - London, England; southern New Jersey; northern Virginia; Wiesbaden, Germany; or Hampstead, North Carolina - Anna left a well tended garden and home filled with warmth. Naturally reserved, but securely rooted in a long line of strong-wills and strongly-voiced opinions, Anna had a wicked sense of humor, an unrelenting sense of right and an agile mind. Her sensibility and generosity will be sorely missed by her husband Nicholas J. Gaglio, son Nicholas E.O. Gaglio (Liza) and granddaughters Mila and Vera, daughter Catherine E. Gaglio Inge (James), her mother, Tydfil Morgan (100yrs old), Anna's three brothers, Alun Morgan (Lorna), Huw Morgan (Dorothy), and David Morgan (Paula), and Anna's four sisters-in-law Maryanne Koszyk (Walter), Diane Forbes, Patricia Grimm (John), and Andrea Gaglio (Ben Lammers). Anna's passing is also mourned by numerous loving nephews, nieces, cousins, great-nephews, great-nieces and dear friends.

Following a service at Andrews Mortuary in Hampstead on Saturday, the 8th of December at 2 pm, there will be a reception at Nick and Anna's home for close friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna's name to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, or, to the Parkinson Research Foundation.

Anna is loved.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012