August 7, 2012
Anne Marie Price, 78, of Forty Fort, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Laurels Skilled Rehabilitation, Kingston, with her family by her side.
Ann Marie was born in Wilkes-Barre on February 22, 1934, a daughter of the late Anthony Chico and the late Helen Razville and the late Adam Razville. She was the wife of Edward Price, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Anne Marie graduated from Edwardsville High School, Class of 1952. She was a longtime member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church and had incredible faith in her Lord.
Residing in Forty Fort for the majority of her life, she was a beautiful, unique soul that came to his earth to teach, to touch us in special ways. She walked this earth with true grace. Her generosity of spirit was surpassed only by her deep love for those around her. She was a great teacher of life, and those of us who know her have been blessed by her presence. She would always say that she loved everything about love as well as happiness.
Her life was devoted to her family and touching the lives of others. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to many. On her journey, she chose jobs that connected to many. As she was a breast cancer survivor, determined to help others struggling with the disease, she became very active in activities with breast cancer, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield Kirby Park's "Wall of Fame" and Survival Walk. One of her many gifts was that she could see your heart, your pain, and knew what lesson you needed. She showered her wisdom down upon us, opening our darkness to light and love.
Anne Marie always involved herself in community endeavors. She had been the past president of the Welcome Wagon Newcomer's Club. Having been a wonderful mom, grandmother, sisters and aunt, she always kept herself involved in their interests and their lives. As her children grew, she had a variety of interests as well as an exceptional talent in writing. She was a writer and had publications in the Upper Room, a Methodist devotional; Mature Years, Modern Romance, Redbook, Woman's World, among few, and wrote commercials, including the well known, for Tasters Choice Coffee. Her interests included sports, and going to her grandson's sporting events, as well as professional and collegiate art, music, writing, and loved dancing. At one time, she was accepted into American Airlines to be a stewardess because of her love of flying and airplanes. She was a runner-up in the Miss Anthracite Beauty Pageant and won the talent contest as a vocalist. Anne Marie loved angels, and her belief in them was inspiring to everyone.
Surviving are her three daughters, Deborah (Price) Falzone and her husband, Angelo, Wyoming; Rebecca (Price) Chacko and her husband, Daniel, Forty Fort; Allison (Price) Bard and her husband, Timothy, Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Louie Falzone, Kara (Chacko) Hodorowski and her husband, Jeff; Kenley (Chacko) Keiper and her husband, Eric; Karla Chacko, Christina Bard and Edward Bard; sisters, Rita Altieri and her husband, Joe, Monterey, Calif., and Helen McGough and her husband, Fran, Edwardsville; Aunt Helen Nardone, Plains Township; longtime dear friends, Joe and Arelene Craig, Carteret, N.J., and their children, Diane and Joey; several nieces and nephews.
Anne Marie was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her fun-loving ways and sense of humor stayed with her until her time with the Lord. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Funeral service on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. Dr. Philip Wanch officiating. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the