Ann Marie Bilbow Watchulonis

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Feb. 6, 2013

Ann Marie Bilbow Watchulonis, 75, a longtime resident of Shavertown, died Wednesday at Laurelwood Care Center in Maryland. It would have been the 53rd anniversary of her marriage to William J. Watchulonis Jr.

Born Jan. 30, 1938 in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Catherine Hardiman Bilbow.

Her husband, William J. Watchulonis Jr., died Sept. 2, 2002. A sister, Catherine Wheeler, and brothers, Patrick, Martin and Edward Bilbow, also preceded her in death.

Ann Marie was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her children, Lynn Antonitis and her partner, Brenda Lent, Elkton, Md.; Bill and his wife, Gladys Watchulonis, Dallas; Joann Pipan, Kingston; son-in-law, Method Pipan, Forty Fort; Tracee and her husband, Matthew Kremski, Wapwallopen; grandchildren, Anthony (A.J.), Timothy and Meghan Antonitis; Ryan, Krista, Cayla and Jenna Pipan; and Aidan, Conor, Elijah and Jonas Kremski.

Celebration of Ann Marie's life will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of Holy Family Parish in Luzerne. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Bear Creek. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 8, 2013