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Anne L. Glen, age 83, beloved wife to Donald P. Glen of New Canaan, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 in Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side. She was born November 14, 1929 in Norwalk and was a daughter to the late Frank and Marie DeRosa Lombardi.
Anne was first and foremost a devoted mom and grandmother who was passionate about her family. Anne had been a member of the St. Ann Society as well as the Widow and Widowers Club of Norwalk. She was involved with the Norwalk Hot Shot's Drum & Bugle Corp, the Silver Shields and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. Anne also worked as a School Crossing Guard, had a thriving wedding cake business and later in life she became a jeweler.
Anne was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Orlando E. DeMassa, a Norwalk Firefighter. They have four children; a son Ralph O. DeMassa, his wife Melody, three daughters; Ginny Ruggieri, her husband Mike, Mimi Grossmann, her husband Bob and Joanna DeMassa-Dougherty all of Norwalk. She is also survived by her husband of 14 years, Donald Glen, brothers James Lombardi, and the late Frank Lombardi. Anne has ten grandchildren; Kristin, Michael , Jon-Paul , Nicholas, Adam, Anne-Marie, Tracey, Rachel, Jesse and Justin as well as four great grandchildren; Kelsey, Ryan, Annabella and Dylan; her step-family, sons Robert, Russell, Peter and his wife Laura; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Stephen Poole; Donna Glen and J. Kevin Smith; grandchildren, Erin Kimberly, Sarah, Allison, Lisa, Derek, Riley and Owen and great grandchildren, Lucas, Maille and Fiona.
Friends are invited to greet the family at Hoyt- Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 East Wall Street, on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 12 to 4:00 pm, with a tribute to Anne at 3:00. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation (Pancreatic Cancer Research), 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714, www.lustgarten.org.
Please visit www.norwalkfh.com for more information and to send a condolence to the family.
Published in The Hour on Feb. 9, 2013